Bookworm Buzz – Children’s Book News – Non-Fiction and Indie Publishers

Welcome to the latest Bookworm Buzz. Here’s your weekly children’s book update with latest releases and more. If you’d like to download a PDF copy just click on the download about half way down this page. You are more than welcome to share the newsletter with others.

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After the newsletter you’ll find further links and videos for some of the books featured in the Bookworm Buzz. This section gets updated as new things become available. If you are a publisher, author or illustrator and have activities you’d like shared for your book, please email

Book Links

To find out more about each of the books click on the images below.

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Further Reading, Links and Activities

Lots of books are reviewed more fully on my Instagram account but also on review sites Toppsta, Goodreads, Waterstones and Am*zon. Click on each of the names to head to my profile on each site.

Recent Releases

  • Never Brush A Bear
  • Archies Snufflekins
  • The Baker by the Sea
  • When Little Owl Met Little Rabbit

Brilliant Non-Fiction

  • The Book of Sisters
  • Roman’s Magnified
  • Cleopatra Tells All!

Topic Feature – Book Match

  • 101 Dishes for the Emperor – do check our their website here.
  • World of Food

Sensational Poetry

  • The Silver Chain

Publisher Spotlight – Indie Publishers

  • The Tomluc Tree
  • Betty the blue whale – check out their website for more information about all of the books here.
  • My Little Squeak
  • I Am ME But Just Like YOU TOO! Find out more about the author and her mission here.


  • Ace of Spades – read the first chapter, access teacher resources, questions for a book club and interview with the author here.
  • Mrs Noah’s Pockets – book 2 in the series. Book 3 has recently been released and is just as spectacularly mesmerising as the first two.
    • Resources from the author Jackie Morris can be found here.
    • Publisher Otter-Barry Books have some lovely video resources for the Mrs Noah’s series that you can access here. You’ll find some printable activities and resources for the first book in the series Mrs Noah’s Garden here.
    • Jackie reads this wonderful story below.
  • Mirror – comprehensive teaching notes can be found from Walker the publishers here. Nikki Gamble also shares some lovely ways to introduce and share this book with children here.

Books on this website have either been purchased by us, kindly sent for review by publishers/ authors/ illustrators or borrowed from libraries. Regardless of origin all opinions are our own.

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