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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.
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.
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 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 was a primary teacher for 14 years.
Caroline Sanderson is a freelance writer, reviewer and editor.
Elizabeth Schlenther is the compiler of www.healthybooks.org.uk
101 Poets for Children Being Here
Cover to Cover
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact
Dead Romantic Duck Sock Hop
Ernest and Celestine Fantastic Mr Dahl
Fault in our Stars, The Fearless
Fire Chronicle, The Flower in the Snow, A From What I Remember Geek Girl
Geek Inc. Technoslime Terror Great Unexpected, The Gruffalo in Scots, The Hidden Among Us Hostage Three How to Fall Hunger
I Have the Right to be a Child I Want a Boyfriend
Jack’s Mega Machines The Dinosaur Digger
RATING Unmissable HHHHH/ Very Good HHHH/ Good HHH/ Fair HH/ Poor H
TITLES REVIEWED IN THIS ISSUE HHHH 28
Big Book of Nursery Rhymes Brave Squish Rabbit
Buzzing!Discover the poetry in garden mini beasts
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Ketchup Clouds Midnight Pirates Monkey Nut
My First Books of My Happy Life
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No-Bot: The Robot with No Bottom HHH 22 Oblivion
Pocketful of Eyes, A Poo Bum
Princess and the Pig, The Quietness, The Scramasax
Sea of Whispers Shiverton Hall Sister Assassin Snow Bear, The Soldier Dog
Super Soccer Boy and the Monster Mutants
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Terezin – A Story of the Holocaust HHHHH 25 Thistle Street
Tree of Leaf and Flame Walter Tull’s Scrapbook
We Love You, Hugless Douglas Weight of Water, The Winds of Heaven, The Winnie’s Dinosaur Day Whizz Pop, Granny Stop!
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