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REVIEWERS IN THIS ISSUE


David Bennett was Senior Teacher and Head of an English Faculty in Nottinghamshire. He now works as an English consultant and supply teacher.


Jill Bennett is the author of Learning to Read with Picture Books. She is currently heading up a nursery unit and also does freelance and consultancy work.


Rebecca Butler writes and lectures on children’s literature.


Valerie Coghlan is Librarian at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin.


Robert Dunbar is a commentator on children’s books and reading.


Anne Faundez is a freelance education and children’s book consultant.


Janet Fisher is a children’s literature consultant.


Geoff Fox has now retired as Co-Editor (UK) of Children’s Literature in Education, but continues to work on the board and as an occasional teller of traditional tales.


Dorne Fraser is Young People’s Reading and Learning Librarian for Norfolk Library and Information Service.


Caroline Heaton is a former Children’s and Schools Librarian.


Ferelith Hordon has been a Children’s Librarian for over 30 years and works in Wandsworth. She is currently Chair Elect of the Youth Libraries Group and Chair of the 2011 Carnegie Greenaway judging panel.


George Hunt is lecturer in Education at the University of Edinburgh.


Jana Novotny Hunter is an author and editor.


Rudolf Loewenstein is a Dominican friar based in a London parish. He also works full time in a primary school.


Margaret Mallett is a researcher and writer on Primary School English and a member of the English 4–11 editorial team.


Val Randall is Head of English and Literacy Co-ordinator at a Pupil Referral Unit in Blackburn, Lancashire.


Andrea Reece worked for children’s publishers for 16 years and is now a freelance marketing consultant.


Vincent Reid is a lecturer in developmental psychology at Durham University.


Caroline Sanderson is a freelance writer, reviewer and editor. She is the author of Kiss Chase & Conkers, a book about traditional children’s games.


Elizabeth Schlenther is Editor, English children’s books for gwales.com, The Welsh Books Council’s website.


Judith Sharman, former primary head teacher, leads Well Tree Learning Ltd as consultant and presenter of ‘The Nurturing Way’.


Rosemary Stones is Editor of Books for Keeps.


Ruth Taylor has recently completed an MPhil in Children’s Literature from Cambridge University.


Nicholas Tucker is honorary senior lecturer in Cultural and Community Studies at Sussex University.


Sue Unstead was a publisher of children’s non-fiction for 25 years and is now a freelance editorial consultant and writer.


Blade: Risking All Bogwoppit


Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1 Bumblebee


Children’s Book of Music Clash


Cloud, The


Complete Book of the Dead of Hunefer, The


Control Freak: Diary of a care leaver


Copy Cat Crusade


Dodo doo-doo Dragonborn


Eighth Grade Bites Fallout


Frank & Teddy Make Friends Fugitives!


Ghosts of Creakie Hall, The: Ace Ghosts


Giant Jam Sandwich, The Gladiator: Fight for Freedom Goran’s Great Escape Grace


Half Brother Help Me!


If I Could Fly


reviews


RATING Unmissable HHHHH/ Very Good HHHH/ Good HHH/ Fair HH/ Poor H


Bad Tuesdays, The: Blood Alchemy HH 30 Behemoth


HHHHH 26 HHHH 25 HHH 30


HHHH 24 HHHH 30 HHH 31


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Come to Me, My Chickadee! HHHHH 21 HHHH 26 HHHH 27


HHHHH 20 HH 31


HHH 22 HHH 30


HHHH 26 HHHH 31


Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate, The


HHH 22 HHH 21 HHH 27


HHH 23


HHHHH 20 HHH 27


HHHH 22 HHHH 27 HHHH 29 HHH 24


Hunefer and His Book of the Dead


HHHH 26 HHHH 29


Lion Treasury of Saints, The HHHH 30 Little Bit of Mischief, A Long Lankin


HHHH 22 HHH 30


Lulu and the Brontosaurus HHHHH 23 Macbeth


Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, The


Magicalamity Mbobo Tree


HH 25 HHH 24


HHHH 26 HHHH 22


TITLES REVIEWED IN THIS ISSUE HHHH 30


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More, More, More! Muncle Trogg


Mutiny on the School Ship Bounty


My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Neversuch House


Night, Light, Sleep Tight Pirate Gran Goes for Gold Rabbit Pie


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Medusa Project, The: Hunted HHHH 28 Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Mole’s Sunrise


HH 25


HHHH 20 HHHH 21 HHHH 25


HHH 25


HHHH 27 HHHH 28 HHH 21 HHH 22 HHH 20


Rama and Sita: Path of Flames HHHH 23 Real Rebecca, The Ribbit Rabbit


Romeo and Juliet Sandwich Swap, The Scaredy Squirrel at Night Sigrun’s Secret


Small Blue Thing Susan Laughs Tempest, The


Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice


HHHH 28 HHH 20 HH 25


Roodica the Rude: Who stole the river? HHH 23


HH 22


HHHH 23 HHHH 20


HHH 29 HHH 29


HHHHH 21 HH 25


Terry Deary’s Viking Tales: The Hand of the Viking Warrior HHHH 23


Terry Deary’s Viking Tales: The Sword of the Viking King HHHH 23


That’s Mine! Tiny Little Fly


Treason Tyme’s End


Whisper My Name Wood Angel


Zog HHH 20


Tom Trueheart and the Land of Myths and Legends


HHHHH 21 HHHH 25


HHHHH 28 HHH 29


HHHH 31 HHHH 27


Zoe and Beans: Where is Binky Boo? HHH 20 HHHHH 21 Books for Keeps No.187 March 2011 19


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