A HUGE book shout-out and thank you!

While I’ve been hardly blogging recently (and I think you’ll agree I kinda had a valid excuse!) I have been turning down review requests and not putting any orders in really. In the past 2 months I have asked for 1 single book to be sent to me which I was offered and even then I told the publisher straight that I wasn’t really reading much at the minute because of Spike and if they didn’t feel that I was the best person to send that book to then that is understandable. They sent it though and I am EXCEPTIONALLY grateful because I really, really wanted to read it!

However the blog semi-hiatus and reading stoppage hasn’t meant that unsolicited books and books requested prior to my break have stopped coming and I wanted to give a massive, huge shout out about the books I’ve received lately because lets be honest, it might be a while before I get to read them! Also this gives me a chance to thank the publishers who have sent them over, thanks guys!

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Left column:

Darcy Burdock, Oh Obviously – Laura Dockrill (June 205, Corgi Children’s Books)

The Lost and The Found – Cat Clarke (July 2015, Quercus Books)

Killer Game – Kirsty McKay (July 2015, Chicken House Books)

The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo – Catherine Johnson (July 2015, Corgi Children’s Books)

The Wolf Wilder – Katherine Rundell (August 2015, Bloomsbury)

The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge (May 2015, Macmillan Children’s Books)

My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend – Eleanor Wood (June 2015, Macmillan Children’s Books)

Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls – Lynne Weingarten (July 2015, Electric Monkey – I previous had received and read the proof of this book, my review can be read here.)

The Secrets of the Wild Wood – Tonke Dragt (September 2015, Pushkins Children’s Books – unfortunately this is the sequel to a book I don’t own but I may try and locate the previous book.)

Stitch Head: The Beast of Grubbers Nubbin – Guy Bass (June 2015 – Stripes Publishing)

The Almost King – Lucy Saxon (June 2015, Bloomsbury)

Liquidator – Andy Mulligan (June 2015, David Fickling Books)

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures – Maggie Stiefvater & Jackson Pearce (April 2015, Scholastic)

The Hero’s Tomb – Conrad Mason (July 2015, David Fickling Books)

Right Column:

The Butterfly Shell – Maureen White (August 2015, O’Brien Press)

The Secret of the Blue Glass – Tomiko Inui (January 2016, Pushkin’s Children’s Books)

Meet Me at the Ark at Eight – Ulrich Hub (September 2015, Pushkin’s Children’s Books)

Counting Stars – Keris Stainton (September, Hot Key Books – this was given to me by the author, thanks Keris!)

In Their Shoes – Lucy Arnoux (July 2015, Pushkin Children’s Books)

Being A Girl – Hayley Long (June 2015, Hot Key Books)

To Hold The Bridge – Garth Nix (June 2015, Hot Key Books)

In Another Life – Laura Jarratt (June 2015, Electric Monkey)

Monster – CJ Skuse (October 2015, MiraInk)

Alexander’s Army – Chris D’Lacey (June 2015, Chicken House)

From the Mixed-Up Files of of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E.L. Konigsburg (June 2015, Pushkin Children’s Books)

Lorali – Laura Dockrill (July 2015, Hot Key Books)

What Was Never Said – Emma Craigie (May 2015, Short Books)

Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light – Derek Landy (March 2015, Harper Collins)

The Mirror Chronicles: Circles of Stone – Ian Johnstone (July 2015, Harper Collins)

Katy – Jacqueline Wilson (August 2015, Corgi Childrens)

Bunny Vs Monkey (#2) – Jamie Smart (August 2015, David Fickling Books)

Troy Trailblazer – Robert Deas (June 2015, David Fickling Books)

Tales of Fayt: The Crooked Imp – Conrad Mason (April 2015, David Fickling Books)

 

In addition to al the novels/graphic novels above I have received a selection of picture books. One bundle came through the week after I had Spike as a congratulations from the awesome Emma at Bloomsbury, thank you so, so much Emma!!

picture-books-june-2015Book-O-Masks – Donald Lemke (September 2015, Curious Fox Books)

Dino-Daddy – Mark Sperring & Sam Lloyd (September 2015, Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

More! – Tracey Corderoy & Tim Warnes (July 2015, Little Tiger Press)

Katie McGinty Wants a Pet! – Jenna Harrington & Finn Simpson (August 2015, Little Tiger Press)

The Beastly Pirates – John Kelly (February 2015, Bloomsbury Childrens Books)

I Want My Daddy – Tracey Corderoy (September 2015, Little Tiger Press)

Silly Dizzy Dinosaur – Jack Tickle (June 2015, Little Tiger Press)

Pirates in Pyjamas – Caroline Crowe & Tim Knight (August 2015, Little Tiger Press)

Yikes, Ticklysaurus – Pamela Butchart & Sam Lloyd (January 2014, Bloomsbury Childrens Books)

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar – Emily MacKenzie (December 2014, Bloomsbury Childrens Books)

Poo in the Zoo – Steve Smallman & Ada Grey (July 2015, Little Tiger Press)

No More Cuddles! – Jane Chapman (July 2015, Little Tiger Press)

All Aboard the Dinosaur Express – Timothy Knapman & Ed Eaves (May 2015, Bloomsbury Childrens Books)