Space Blasters: Suzie Saves The Universe by Katie & Kevin Tsang

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Suzie Wen LOVES inventing things – but after one of her inventions goes wrong, Suzie finds herself sucked into her favourite TV show – SPACE BLASTERS!

Now on board AN ACTUAL SPACESHIP with her new friends, Suzie is exploring strange planets and meeting plenty of aliens.

But when moons start disappearing, it’s up to Suzie and the Space Blasters to …

SAVE THE UNIVERSE!

SPACE BLASTERS: SUZIE SAVES THE UNIVERSE was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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The Uncounted by Alex Cobham

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What we count matters – and, in a world where policies and decisions are underpinned by numbers, statistics, and data, if you’re not counted, you don’t count.

Alex Cobham argues that systematic gaps in economic and demographic data lead us not only to understate a wide range of damaging inequalities, but also to actively exacerbate them.  He shows how, in statistics ranging from electoral registers to household surveys and census data, people from disadvantaged groups, such as indigenous populations, women and people living with disabilities, are consistently underrepresented.  This further marginalises them, reducing everything from their political power to their weight in public spending decisions.  Meanwhile, corporations and the ultra rich seek ever greater complexity and opacity in their financial affairs – and when their wealth goes unallied, it means they can avoid regulation and taxation.

This brilliantly researched book shows how what we do and don’t count is not a neutral or ‘technical’ question: the numbers that rule our world are skewed by raw politics.  Cobham forensically lays bare how these issues strike at the heart of our democracy, entrenching inequality and injustice – and outlines what we can do about it.  

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Silk Fire by Zabé Ellor

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Koré knew that meddling in politics could end badly, particularly when trying to sabotage his aristocratic father’s campaign before it destroys the city he has come to love.  When a chance encounter with a dying god imbues him with magic-breathing powers, it gets worse: he suddenly becomes a commodity – and a political player.

But the corruption in his city runs deeper than just one man, and an ally’s betrayal unleashes an army of the dead on his home street.  Koré must trust the world with his deepest secret to stand beside the woman and man he’s finally let himself love, as only the bright truth of dragon’s fire can break the iron fist of a necromancer’s hold.

SILK FIRE by Alex Livingston was released in the United States on 5th July 2022 and in the United Kingdom on 7th July 2022.  Thanks to Rebellion Publishing for the review copy of this book.

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Lost In The City by Alice Courtley

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Maya and Gran are off on an adventure to the big city … but what about their kitten Sammy?

When Maya finds Sammy stowed away in her bag, she must be brave and look after him.

A fast-paced search-and-find chase through the city, proving no one is too small for adventure!

LOST IN THE CITY was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022. Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Mr Men Little Miss – All Different by Roger Hargreaves

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Discover more about You with the Mr Men and the Little Miss.

A new series to encourage children to understand more about their own emotions and how to manage them with the help of the Mr Men and Little Miss.

MR MEN LITTLE MISS ALL DIFFERENT was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Mr Men Little Miss – Be Kind by Roger Hargreaves

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Discover more about You with the Mr Men and the Little Miss.

A new series to encourage children to understand more about their own emotions and how to manage them with the help of the Mr Men and Little Miss.

MR MEN LITTLE MISS BE KIND was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Mr Men Little Miss – Go To School by Roger Hargreaves

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It’s the first day of school and LITTLE MISS TINY is very excited!  There is so much to learn and so many new friends to make.

Step in to LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE’S classroom and join all your favourite MR MEN and LITTLE MISS for a busy day at school! 

MR MEN LITTLE MISS GO TO SCHOOL was released in the United Kingdom on 7th July 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Pick A Story: A Pirate + Alien + Jungle Adventure by Sarah Coyle and Adam Walker-Parker

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Hey, you!

Yes … YOU!

You have been chosen for an important mission.

Vincent’s dog, Trouble, has disappeared and he needs YOUR HELP.

Has Trouble been stolen by aliens?  Pilfered by pirates?  Or wandered deep into the jungle?

It’s up to you to decide!

Discover not one but THREE fun-filled worlds in this PICK A STORY adventure.  Packed with hilarious characters, super-silly scenarios and decisions to make on every page, you won’t want to put it down! 

PICK A STORY – A PIRATE + ALIEN + JUNGLE ADVENTURE was released in the United Kingdom on 4th August 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Me And My World: Life Online by Sarah Ridley, Anne Rooney and Ryan Wheatcroft

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Life Online

What do you do to keep safe online?

What should you share online?  How do you search safely?  How can you be a good online friend?  In this book find out all about Internet safety and how to behave in an online world.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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ABC Pride by Dr Elly Barnes and Louie Stowell

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ABC Pride

Young readers can learn their ABCs while discovering the fabulous world of Pride!  Simple definitions and colourful illustrations are paired to make learning the alphabet fun and inclusive.  

ABC PRIDE was released in the United Kingdom on 2nd June 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Marie Curie by Nell Walker

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Discover the fascinating story of MARIE CURIE a trailblazing scientist who discovered two radioactive elements.

Did you know that Marie studied science at a secret university? 

Or that she invented portable x-ray machines that helped save many soldiers’ lives during the First World War?

Packed with facts, photographs, illustrations and more, DK Life Stories take you beyond the basics to find out all about history’s most amazing people.  

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Only On The Weekends by Dean Atta

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Fifteen-year-old Mack is a hopeless romantic.  He’s had a crush on Karim for what feels like forever, so he can’t believe it when gorgeous, popular Karin seems into him too.

But when Mack’s dad gets a film directing job in Scotland, Mack moves with him, and soon discovers how painful long distance love is.  Love shouldn’t only be on the weekends.  It’s made worse by the fact that Karim can be so hard to read.

Then Mack meets actor Finlay on set and experiences something electric.

Mack never thought he’d find love, but now two boys want him.  How long until his old and new life collide?  

ONLY ON THE WEEKENDS was released in the United Kingdom on 24th May 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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The Knave Of Secrets by Alex Livingston

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Never stake more than you can afford to lose.

When failed magician turned cardsharp Valen Quinol is given the chance to play in the Forbearance Game – the invitation-only tournament where players gamble with secrets – he can’t resist.  Or refuse, for that matter, according to the petty gangster sponsoring his seat at the table.  Valen beats the man he was sent to play, and wins the most valuable secret ever staked in the history of the tournament.

Now Valen and his motley crew are being hunted by thieves, gangsters, spies and wizards, all with their own reasons for wanting what’s in the envelope.  It’s a game of nations where Valen doesn’t know all the rules or who all the players are, and can’t see all the moves.  But he does know if the secret falls into the wrong hands, it could plunge the whole world into war …

THE KNAVE OF SECRETS by Alex Livingston was released in the United Kingdom and in the United States on 7th June 2022.  Thanks to Rebellion Publishing for the review copy of this book

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Lego Star Wars: Awesome Vehicles

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With X-wing pilot Poe Dameron as your guide, see the most amazing brick-built vehicles in the LEGO STAR WARS galaxy!

Get top tips from pilots.

Read the reviews.

Check out the features and decide which vehicle you would test drive.

LEGO STAR WARS AWESOME VEHICLES was released in the United Kingdom on 7th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Pandemic Planet – How Diseases Impact Our World by Anna Claybourne

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Pandemic Planet

Beginning in late 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly around the world, causing the deaths of millions of people and leading to closed schools, empty streets and shuttered businesses.

But viruses and pandemics have been part of human history for thousands of years, from the Black Death to SARS.  PANDEMIC PLANET looks at what pandemics are, how they spread and how we deal with them.  It explores how we arm ourselves against dangerous diseases, from developing groundbreaking new vaccines to simple, individual measures such as washing your hands and wearing a face mask.  It also looks at how and what we learn from pandemics, as well as some of their surprisingly positive outcomes.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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JoJo & Gran Gran Go To The Hairdresser by Pat-A-Cake Books

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JoJo & Gran Gran

JoJo has never been to the hairdresser so she’s very excited to be going with Gran Gran today.  She gets to help out – and even have her own hair styled, too!

JOJO & GRAN GRAN GO TO THE HAIRDRESSER was released in the United Kingdom on 12th May 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Auntie Poldi And The Fruits Of The Lord by Mario Giordano

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WINE AND MURDER – nothing is more likely to rouse Auntie Poldi’s love of the chase.

Still relishing the notoriety from her spectacular resolution of the Candela case, Poldi is alive to the faintest whiff of criminality.

What to others might seem a series of misfortunes – the water supply cut off, a poisoned dog – is clearly, to Poldi, an escalation: the Mafia have had her in their sights ever since she solved Valentino’s murder.

Poldi has tasted blood.  No one is above suspicion.  And trouble will surely follow …

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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The Great Wall Through Time: A 2,700 Journey Along The World’s Greatest Wall illustrated by Du Fei

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Embark on a time-travelling adventure along The Great Wall of China, spanning 2,700 years and more than 21,000km (13,000 miles).  From the first defensive forts built in the 7th century BCE to modern-day tourist sites, discover the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s greatest landmarks and the people who helped build it.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Why Did Ancient Greeks Ride Elephants Into Battle? by Tim Cooke

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Why did ancient Greeks ride elephants into battle?

Discover history for yourself with this fun, quirky series that tackles the questions other books are afraid to ask!

– Why did the ancient Greeks exercise naked?

– How did an owl inspire a city-state?

– And just what was Pythagoras’ theory of … beans?

A QUESTION OF HISTORY: THE ANCIENT GREEKS answers all these questions and much more.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Did Vikings Have Horns On Their Helmets? by Tim Cooke

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Did Vikings have horns on their helmets?

Discover history for yourself with this fun, quirky series that tackles the questions other books are afraid to ask!

– Were the Vikings the VAINEST people in Europe?

– Did the Vikings really start fires with wee?

– And what on earth was toga honk?

A QUESTION OF HISTORY: VIKINGS answers all these questions and much more.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Rise Above by John Jupp

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What can you learn from the RAF to transform your own leadership skills?

The Royal Air Force is a well-oiled machine.  Much of that is down to its unique leadership style where seniority doesn’t automatically imply leader: anyone can be a leader on a mission.  Rise Above unpicks the RAF leadership model to provide a fresh perspective on how to:

– Deploy the shared leadership style to get the best results for your team

– Improve your personal leadership competences to guide your own development and enhance your skills as a leader

– Embrace diversity and inclusion, technology, innovation and adaptability, which have long been a reality for the RAF.

John Jupp combines practical strategies with real-life examples from over 100 years of the RAF, illustrating how leadership works, so you will be better equipped to lead effectively.

Whatever your level, you can lead.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Shy And Mighty: Your Shyness Is A Superpower by Nadia Finer

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Shy and mighty

Shyness is often misunderstood.  It’s not a personality flaw or something that needs to be fixed, but it can be challenging, frustrating, and lead to missed opportunities.

It doesn’t need to be this way.

Packed with information, practical advice, and special mighty missions, Shy and Mighty will help shy children take the small steps they need to embrace their shyness, work with it, and become their mightiest selves – without changing who they are.

SHY AND MIGHTY: YOUR SHYNESS IS A SUPER POWER was released in the United Kingdom on 7th April 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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You’re The One That I Want by Simon James Green

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According to the rule, Freddie has to say “yes”.

Freddie is unremarkable – too unremarkable.  In fact, his teachers and fellow students keep forgetting who he is.  Even his TV-producer mum thinks he’s a disappointment.  After embarrassing himself in front of Jasper Perry (the gorgeous teen star of his mum’s new show), Freddie decides to try something different: saying “yes” to every opportunity.

That’s how Freddie ends up auditioning for the school musical (<u>Grease</u>), actually going to parties, and flirting with hot new boy Zach!  He’s becoming a whole new Freddie – maybe even one that his mum might be proud of.

But the path to love is never smooth, and sometimes you have to get things wrong in order to work out what – and who – you really want.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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My Friends by Sarah Ridley and Ryan Wheatcroft

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My Friends

What makes a good friend?

How do you make friends?  What happens when friends fall out?  What is bullying?  In this book find out all about friendship and how to have good relationships all through your life.

Me and my World explores topics that are important to children as they grow up.  The text and pictures provide lots of talking points, while questions help children to relate information to themselves and discover their similarities and differences.

ME AND MY WORLD: MY FRIENDS was released in the United Kingdom on 10th June 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Tame Your Emotions – Feeling Angry by Susie Williams

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Have you felt angry before?  How did it feel?  Did you want to shout and stamp your feet?  Did you know how to calm down?

This book will tell you all about angry feelings and what you can do to deal with them.

The Tame Your Emotions series encourages children to talk about their feelings and learn easy ways to deal with them.  Each book contains notes for parents, teachers and carers with suggestions for activities for how to help children better understand their emotions.

FEELING ANGRY: A KID’S GUIDE TO COPING WITH ANGER was released in the United Kingdom on 9th June 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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