Children’s Book Review: ‘The Secret Life of Moles’, by Liz Burgess

Blurb

Liz Burgess has always held a keen interest in nature, especially small furry mammals!

Long fascinated by their secret activities at home in her own back garden, and the fields surrounding it, she decided to explore this special underground world, and find out more about moles and their other little friends. Liz Burgess lives in South Yorkshire and The Secret Life of Moles is her first book for children.

Information about the Book

Title: The Secret Life of Moles (and their friends)

Author: Liz Burgess

Release Date: 28th February 2019

Genre: Picture Book

Page Count: 40

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44015942-the-secret-life-of-moles

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Life-Moles-Liz-Burgess-ebook/dp/B07NJ4VR79

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Colouring book review: ‘Uzbekistan: An experience of cultural treasures to colour’

I do enjoy colouring in when I’m stressed. Or bored. And when this one came up, I just had to accept it.

My Review

The book pairs images of architecture, fabrics, mosaics, carvings and paintings from the last couple of thousand years with line images for the reader to colour in.

The paper is dense and high quality, and I’m scared to get my pencils anywhere near it. It’s so beautiful! And informative. As a cross-roads of cultures and civilisations, Uzbekistan has an artistic legacy that continues to this day.

Thanks to Rosie Crofts at Pen & Sword for sending me this book. I think I’m just going to stroke it a bit rather than try any colouring in.

Children’s Book Review: ‘Anna & Evan Meet Charles Darwin’, by Tanya Hutter & Lina Daniel, illustrated by Karin Eklund


Title: Anna & Evan meet Charles Darwin
Author: Tanya Hutter and Lina Daniel
Illustrator: Karin Eklund
Release Date: 28th February 2019
Genre: Picture Book
Page Count: 30
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44016125-anna-evan-meet-charles-darwin
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anna-Evan-Meet-Charles-Darwin-ebook/dp/B07NJGGB5C

Blurb

Join Anna and Evan on a magical adventure to the Galapagos Islands where they meet Charles Darwin, discover unusual animals and learn some interesting scientific facts.

This engaging and educational book is ideal for young children to encourage curiosity and interest in the natural world and science.

The project was supported by L’Oréal UK and Ireland For Women In Science Fellowship.

The Department of Chemistry at Cambridge tweeted: https://twitter.com/ChemCambridge/status/1095236077911187456

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Review: ‘Don’t Pack The Stress’, by Peter Black

Published By: Independently published
Publication Date: 28th December 2018
I.S.B.N.: 978-1792843594
Format: Paperback
Price: £6.99

Purchase Link

Blurb

Are you considering moving home? Are you starting to worry that the stress of a move is going to push you over the edge, or that you’ll make bad decisions? You are not alone. It is a fact that many people worry about the prospect of a move and whether it is right for them or their families. Many people also worry about the stress that might be cause by moving home. Which is where Don’t Pack the Stress comes in. This book is packed full of techniques and methods that take you through a step by step approach to moving home, in a concise and easy to read manner. This is not a 300 page technical manual, but it is a set of practical methods which help you to navigate the process of moving, from deciding whether to move, to picking up the keys to your new home. This book will almost certainly make the moving process less stressful and leave you feeling more confident about your choices. In this guide you’ll learn how to:

•Decide whether this is the right time for you to move

•Identify clear goals and expectations about your next home

•Get the best out of professionals helping you with your move

•Plan a calm, serene and productive move

•Avoid unnecessary stress, and feel content with your choices.

What are you waiting for? Read this book, apply the methods inside, and begin to plan and enjoy your calm home move today.

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Disabled people face a hostile environment of calculated, strategic ordeals to deny support

They’re killing us off.

Politics and Insights

PIP courtDisabled people face a hostile environment comprised of strategically placed and thoroughly demoralising ordeals, which are being passed off as arising because of bad administrative practices and simple errors. However, such ordeals are happening far too frequently to have arisen through random error. Furthermore, there is an identifiable pattern of government sponsored behaviours that has emerged within privately contracted companies hired to deliver disability assessments, and within the Department for Work and Pensions, which is aimed at simply denying people support.

Many people who have challenged a Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) decision not to award them Personal Independent Payment (PIP) in court successfully are finding that soon after they have won their appeal, they face a reassessment, and their award is taken from them again.

Even when people appeal, the system is rigged against them applying for legal support, and cuts to charities mean any support at all…

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Review: One Last Prayer For The Rays, by Wes Markin

DCI Michael Yorke faces his most harrowing case yet.

When 12-year-old Paul disappears from school, Yorke’s only clue is a pool of animal blood. Fearing the worst, he turns toward the most obvious suspect, recently released local murderer, Thomas Ray.

But as the snow in Salisbury worsens, Ray’s mutilated body is discovered, and Yorke is left with no choice but to journey into the sinister heart of a demented family that has plagued the community for generations. Can he save the boy? Or will the evil he discovers changes him forever?

One Last Prayer for the Rays introducing DCI Michael Yorke.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Last-Prayer-Rays-exhilarating-ebook/dp/B07M5H7JYS  

US – https://www.amazon.com/One-Last-Prayer-Rays-exhilarating-ebook/dp/B07M5H7JYS

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Review: ‘Cool That Volcano’, by Peter Black

Published By: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publication Date: 27th February 2018
Format: Paperback
I.S.B.N.: 9781986036115
Price: £6.99

Blurb

Are your children difficult to control? Are you starting to worry that their constant temper tantrums and explosive anger are getting out of hand? You’re not alone. It is a fact that many children experience difficulties in managing their emotions, and can express anger in a damaging way that causes problems for them, and others around them. Which is where Cool That Volcano comes in. This book is packed full of techniques and methods that take you through a step by step approach to teaching your children how to manage their emotions, in a concise and easy to read manner. This is not a 300 page technical manual, but it is a set of practical methods which help you to help your child stay in control of, and master their emotions. This will almost certainly improve their lives, and the lives of those who care about them. In this guide you’ll learn how to: Teach your child to recognise problematic emotions:Teach your child how to calm down and manage anger: Teach your child how to talk about their feelings: Teach your child how to achieve mastery of their emotions: Think about your own approach to emotional management. What are you waiting for? Read this book, apply the methods inside, and begin to improve your child’s life today.

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