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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


TITLES REVIEWED IN THIS ISSUE HHH 25


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HHHH 21 Beatrice’s Dream: Life in an African Slum


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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


Skylark


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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