Monday, 22 August 2016

Maverick makes its mark with three brilliant new picture books to round off your summer

Maverick are showing no signs of slowing down as the summer sunshine continues, and thoughts start to turn to the dreaded (or for parents, the blessed relief of the) return to school.

But stop a moment, sit down, curl up and enjoy a good book or three. Maverick have got you covered with three new fantastic picture book titles for tiddlers who love engaging and original stories.

First, well how could we NOT love any book that champions books themselves, and libraries. Oh and bears. In "The New LiBEARian" by Alison Donald and Alex Willmore meet a huge cuddly bear who just LOVES to read.

Miss Merriweather, the usual Librarian has gone missing but when the children turn up for storytime a rather hairy and fuzzy stand-in is ready to read a book or two. This LiBEARian might be a bit scary at first, but his love of books is infectious and soon all the children rather love their new replacement book fanatic.

An awesome and fun book with a touch of magic to it, "The New LiBEARian" by Alison Donald and Alex Willmore is out now from Maverick. 

More fun now, this time of the face-fuzz variety in "Mr Mustachio", a new story from Yasmin Finch and Abigail Tompkins.

Mr Mustachio is the proud owner of the world's most talented moustache. It twists and twirls like a huge extendable pair of extra arms and Mr M couldn't be more pleased with his fantastic top-lip soup-strainer.

But when Mr M is invited to a picnic, disaster strikes. The one problem with a huge long gangly moustache is you never quite know when it's going to get you into a terrible tangle!

Full of hilarious scenes and with gorgeous illustrations, Mr Mustachio is a brilliant romp!

"Mr Mustachio" by Yasmin Finch and Abigail Tompkins is out now from Maverick. 

And one more, this time a perfect story book to usher in the colder weather...

In "The Snowflake Mistake" by Lou Treleaven and Maddie Frost (appropriate name there, Maddie!) meet a young girl who absolutely loves the chilly weather.

Princess Ellie is left in charge of the magical snow machine when the Snow Queen takes a well earned break.

The Snow Queen's amazing snow machine churns out identical snowflakes and scatters them around the world, but Ellie has other ideas. Her snowflakes might not be uniform and identical but they're beautiful, delicate and all distinctly unique.

It's a lovely wintry rhyming tale with the most adorable illustrations full of character and snowy wonder. "The Snowflake Mistake" by Lou Treleaven and Maddie Frost will be released in September 2016 so watch out for it.

For more awesome titles from Maverick, go and check out their website for some sneaky peeks!