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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.


Katie Clapham runs specialist children’s bookshop Storytellers, Inc. in Lancaster


Valerie Coghlan is an independent researcher and commentator on children's books.


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.


Laura Fraine is a freelance journalist based in the North East.


Ferelith Hordon is a children’s librarian and Chair Elect of the Youth Libraries Group.


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


Jana Novotny Hunter is an author and editor. Melissa Hyder is a children’s books editor.


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


Margaret Mallett is a team editor for the English Association’s journal English 4-11 and author of What Shall We Do Next?: A Creative Play and Story Guide for parents, grandparents and carers of pre-school Children. 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.


Lucy Russell has been a primary school teacher for 16 years and has a keen interest in children's books.


Caroline Sanderson is a freelance writer, reviewer and editor.


Elizabeth Schlenther is the compiler of www.healthybooks.org.uk


20 Books for Keeps No.200 May 2013 Book of Doom Butterfly Clues, The


Captain Valiant and Me: Revenge of the Black Phantom


Charlie’s War Illustrated Child’s Elephant, The Claude in the Spotlight Dead to You


Disgrace of Kitty Grey, The Disgusting Sandwich, The Dream of Lights, A Eleanor’s Eyebrows Fate in the Box


First Book of Nature, A Fyre


Goblins vs Dwarves


Great Big Book of Feelings Hanged Man Rises, The Harris the Hero Heroic


I Am Not a Copycat If You Find Me


reviews


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


Accidental Time Traveller, The After Tomorrow


TITLES REVIEWED IN THIS ISSUE HHH 25


Page Monster Odyssey: The Eye of Neptune Arthur and the Mystery of the Egg


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Benjamin and the Super Spectacles HHH 22 Black Sheep


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Illustrated Treasury of Grimm’s Fairy Tales HHHH 24


Jemmy Button The Boy that Darwin Returned Home


Last Minute, The Lion and Mouse


Magic Trix: The Witching Hour Maleficent Seven, The


Mariella Mystery Investigates The Ghostly Guinea Pig


HHH 25 HH 31


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HHH 23 Moon Bear Mummy Shop, The


Murdoch Mole’s Big Idea My Big World Nanny Fox


Nat the Cat’s Sunny Smile


No Return – Captain Scott’s Race to the Pole


No More Kisses for Bernard Penguins Can’t Fly


Pip Street A Whiskery Mystery Poison Boy, The Quantum Drop Queenie


Secrets of Stonehenge Shipwrecked


Smuggler’s Kiss Story of the Blue Planet, The


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Super Sister and the Birthday Party HHH 25 Through Dead Eyes


Tim, Ted and the Pirates


HHHH 29 HHH 24


Tom Gates Genius Ideas (mostly) HHHH 26 Troll Swap


Tuesdays at the Castle Twist of Fortune, A Two Nests


Under Dog, The Wall, The


We Have Lift Off!


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Wendy Quill is a Crocodile’s Bottom HHH 26 What is a Crocodile’s Favourite Thing?


When Tom met Tallulah While the Others Sleep


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Young Knights of the Round Table HHHH 27 Page


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