Pat Jacobs: Paperscapes – The Fearsome World of Dinosaurs

 Published by Carlton 7th February 2019

901dMeet the world’s most amazing dinosaurs in this strikingly illustrated book with press-out diecut pages which reveal a parade of prehistoric predators. The Fearsome World of Dinosaurs takes a look at some of these prehistoric beasts. The unique diecut format lets the dinos leap off the page, forming a parade of the biggest, boldest and most fascinating of these incredible creatures from the past. Each dinosaur is presented with information about their appearance, characteristics, key facts and the meaning behind their names. From gigantic herbivores to armour-plated tanks, there’s a new dinosaur to meet with every turn of the page.

Led Soeone has gone to extraordinary lengths to construct this amazingly complex “book”! The small illustration on the front gives you soe idea of what you’ll end up if you follow the instructions, but it’s nothing compared with the actual magnificence – what a brilliant way to teach youngsters about the amaxing world of dinosaurs!

Kevin Pettman: Paperscapes – The Spectacular Journey Into Space

 Published by Carlton 7th February 2019

901eDiscover space as you’ve never seen it before in this fascinating book with press-out diecut pages which reveal a gallery of planets, rockets and space-themed inventions. The Spectacular Journey into Space takes a look at the natural wonders found in space, and also the brilliant objects and machines that have gone – and will go – into space. The unique diecut format lets the stunning photos leap off the page, forming a gallery of stars, rovers, telescopes, probes and much more. From the Space Shuttle to the Space Launch System, there’s something new to discover with every turn of the page.

…And when you’ve tackled the dinosaurs, there’s this companion book about space exploration. Utterly amazing!


Ross Welford: The Dog Who Saved the World

 Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books 10th January 2019

901qThe astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears. “One of my favourite middle-grade writers” Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars. When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual-reality 3D version of the future. But then a deadly disease threatens the life of every dog in the country and Georgie’s beloved dog, Mr Mash, gets sick. And that’s only the start of her troubles. Soon, Georgie and Mr Mash must embark on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth, and maybe even all of humanity … … without actually leaving the room. An extraordinary quest with the biggest stakes of all, and a huge idea at its heart, this is time travel – but not as you know it.

The perfect read for 7-10 year olds – full of drama, great laughs, and terrific characters. Superb!