Books received in April

As I embark on my maternity leave and start preparing everything for Spike to arrive I have been trying my hardest to keep books I get through to a minimum. Unfortunately this is easier said than done and I have received a fair few books this month, along with some very cool little additions that I just had to share with you all!

books received in April Review books this month (first photo): 

Squishy Mcfluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot – Pip Jones & Ella Okstad, One – Sarah Crossan (Unsolicited), Running Girl – Simon Mason (Unsolicited), In Darkling Wood – Emma Carroll, Because You’ll Never Meet Me – Leah Thomas (Unsolicited), Poppy in the Field – Mary Hooper (Unsolicited), The Young Elites – Marie Lu (Unsolicited), Mischief at Midnight – Esme Kerr (Unsolicited), The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness Review books this month (second photo):

April-books-2

Messenger of Fear – Michael Grant (Unsolicited), Bad Bones – Graham Marks  (Unsolicited), Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-Offs – Sarah Forbes  (Unsolicited), Paper Towns – John Green  (Unsolicited), House of Windows – Alexia Casale, Read Me Like a Book – Liz Kessler, Made for You – Melissa Marr  (Unsolicited), The IT Girl – Katy Birchall (Unsolicited)

Thank you to Walker Books, David Fickling Books, Penguin, Chicken House, Electric Monkey/Egmont, Stripes Publishing, Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber, Indigo and Harper Collins for books this month.

April-Books-GiftsThese books arrived with little gifts and I also received some little additions that weren’t full books from some publishers, which I just had to share with you. The tote bag arrived from Indigo – along with Read Me Like a Book, the little fairy charm came with In Darkling Wood from Faber and Bloomsbury included some gorgeous watermelon flavoured gum with One and a cool postcard with Because You’ll Never Meet Me. McMillan sent through the first few chapters of My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend in a cool USB cassette tape type thing, and just to tease use Hot Key Books sent through a gorgeous shell to prompt us about what Laura Dockrill’s next book, Lorali, is about!

April-books-3Books won/bought/gifted this month: 

The Upside-Down Fish – Kate Louise & Laura Matine, Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles – Kate Louise & Bethany Straker, Truckers – Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites – Terry Pratchett, Guess How Much I love You – Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram

I was very lucky this month to win a competition by author Kate Ormand on twitter to win two of her picture books – she even signed and declared them to Spike for me! The lovely folk over at Random House sent through a copy of Truckers to everyone who participated in the Terry Pratchett Blog Tour that was hosted by Viv at Serendipity Reviews – which I bought Equal Rites by the author for, and I bought Guess How Much I love You for a prop to use in my maternity photo shoot – and as a gift for Spike when she comes along.