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REVIEWERS IN THIS ISSUE
Gwynneth Bailey is a freelance education and children’s book consultant.
Clive Barnes, formerly Principal Children’s Librarian, Southampton City is a freelance researcher and writer.
Jill Bennett is the author of Learning to Read with Picture Books and heads up a nursery unit.
Rebecca Butler writes and lectures on children’s literature.
Anne Faundez is a freelance education and children’s book consultant.
Janet Fisher is a children’s literature consultant.
Geoff Fox is 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.
Ferelith Hordon is a children’s librarian and Chair Elect of the Youth Libraries Group.
Jana Novotny Hunter is an author and editor. Melissa Hyder is a children’s books editor.
Laura Fraine is a freelance journalist based in the North East.
Katie Clapham runs specialist children’s bookshop Storytellers, Inc. in Lancaster
Rudolf Loewenstein is a Dominican friar. He also works full time in a primary school. Matthew Martin is a primary school teacher.
Margaret Pemberton is the librarian for Bristol School Library Service and serves on the YLG committee both at regional and national level.
Felix Pirani is Emeritus Professor of Rational Mechanics in the University of London.
Val Randall is Head of English and Literacy Co-ordinator at a Pupil Referral Unit.
Andrea Rayner is an editor and has an MA in children's literature.
Andrea Reece is a marketing consultant.
Gill Robins is a Junior School Deputy Head, Leading English Teacher for Hampshire LA and Editorial Chair of the English Association publication English 4-11.
Caroline Sanderson is a freelance writer, reviewer and editor.
Elizabeth Schlenther is the compiler of www.healthybooks.org.uk
Binny for Short
Bunker Diary, The Butter
By Any Other Name Claws of Evil, The Day I Met Suzie, The Diamond Thief, The Dodger
Dog Loves Counting Enduring Ark, The Escape Theory
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And the Blood Flowed Green Anton and the Battle Back to Blackbrick
Bartolome, the Infanta’s Pet Bear’s Best Friend
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Explore! The Most Dangerous Journeys of All Time
Girl with a Brave Heart, The Great Galloon, The Hidden Gift, The Horse Road, The I Got a Crocodile
In the Land of the Giants Infinite Sky Just One Day Kill Order
Koala Calamity Lion vs Rabbit
Let’s Find Mimi in the City
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Look! Really Smart Art Lost Girl, The Lunchtime
Made on Earth
Magic Toybox: The Naughty Croc Make Friends, Break Friends Me, Myself, Milly
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HHHH 27 Murder Notebooks, The: Killing Rachel My Brother’s Book
My Funny Family on Holiday Naked Trevor
Naming of Tishkin Silk, The Oh Dear, Geoffrey! Prince Charmless
Puss Jekyll and Cat Hyde Quantum Drop Rat Runners
Scruffy Bear and the Lost Ball Siege
Shadows of the Silver Screen
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Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Storytelling
Smug Pug, The Sorrowline
Superfrog and the Big Stink Swing
Tiger Tells All Tragedy Paper, The Upside Down in the Jungle
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