Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

We love Louis Sachar (whose name rhymes with cracker – in case you were wondering) and after reading Fuzzy Mud I decided that it qualified as a vegan book for children 🙂 It doesn’t use the v-word but the main protagonist seems to be a plant-eater (there is no mention of any animal protein in her diet) and the grippingly entertaining story is wrapped around a vitally  important environmental message.  I wouldn’t be at all surprised to discover that Louis Sachar was veg*n but I have no idea whether he actually is.  Anyway, this book qualifies so I wanted to share it with you 🙂

The story is about Tamaya who has a scholarship to a posh school and walks there every day with Marshall who is a year older than her (they’re pre-teens I think). They never go through the woods because there are creepy rumours about a strange guy who lives there.  And they’ve been told not to.  Meanwhile, on the other side of the woods a laboratory is developing a new “green” fuel, made of artificially engineered living micro-organisms, aka ‘fuzzy mud’.  Well,  one day, after being challenged to a fight by the school bully, Marshall decides, for his own safety, to go home via the woods.  Tamaya doesn’t want to go that way but she’s not supposed to walk home alone so she follows him.  And that’s when it gets really scary!

I’m not going to tell you anymore (and don’t spoil it for yourself by reading the Amazon blurb because it gives too much away) because you should get the book and enjoy the whole thing from the beginning 🙂

Author:  Louis Sachar

Genre:  Juvenile fiction/thriller

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Format:  Paperback (256 pages) and Kindle Edition and Audio Download

Published:  August 2016

ISBN-10:  1408864754

ISBN-13:  978-1408864753

Dimensions:  19.7 x 1.3 x 13.1cm

Available from Amazon and undoubtedly other bookshops and libraries 🙂

The Megan & Flos Diary: For Any Year

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The Megan & Flos Diary: For Any Year

Megan & Flos is a popular science fiction comic for children by Violet’s Vegan Comics about an eleven year old girl, Megan, who meets and makes friends with an alien explorer, Flos. They are telepathic, telekinetic, plant-eating eco-warriors. This Megan & Flos themed diary has two days to a page and a hand-drawn illustration with a quote from the comics at the end of each month. In addition there are some tidbits about the solar system we live in, the solar system Flos comes from, and a brief history of her people, the Summum Esse.

Printed in black and white on cream FSC certified paper which is 30% post-consumer waste recycled.

A lovely diary for children (or adults) which could be used to record dates and appointments for one particular year, or kept as a birthday/anniversary book.

Author/Illustrator: Violet Plum (Violet’s Vegan Comics)

Genre: diary

Recommended for children aged 8 and up.

Format:  Paperback (206 pages)

Published:  September 2016

ISBN-10: 1537640135
ISBN-13: 978-1537640136
Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £5

Click here to buy from Amazon UK

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er

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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er

Luke Walker is an eight year old boy with a mind of his own. He’s noticed that life often isn’t fair for non-human animals; and that what adults tell him sometimes doesn’t make sense. Wanting to right wrongs, he becomes a vegetarian outlaw who will not play by the rules if the rules mean being unkind. He knows that, in order to do the right thing, he sometimes needs to be sneaky.

These first eight chapters of Luke Walker’s adventures sticking up for animals are funny, inspiring, and very entertaining. Great mischief, great adventures, great fun!

A constant trial to his parents and teachers, Luke Walker is a vegan Just William for the twenty first century.

Best read out loud 😀

If you want to try before you buy, look over here 😉

Author/Illustrator: Violet Plum (Violet’s Vegan Comics)

Genre: Juvenile fiction/humour/adventure

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Format: Paperback (148 pages)

Published: April 2016

ISBN-10: 1530509637
ISBN-13: 978-1530509638
Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £4

 Click here to buy from Amazon UK 

Also available from Amazon Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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Grandpa Wollemi’s Birthday

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Grandpa Wollemi’s Birthday

Another big and beautiful book by Edward Benn, Grandpa Wollemi’s Birthday doesn’t disappoint.  Beautifully illustrated in naïve style by Cynthia Barnett, this adorable story is about a child wanting to make something for Grandpa’s birthday.

Everyone is excited because it’s Grandpa Wollemi’s birthday.  Kauri has made him a present and Myrtle has made him a present, but Cedro just can’t think what to give him.  That is, until he remembers that Grandpa has a sweet tooth and decides to make him a birthday cake, all by himself. The simple egg-free recipe and how-to is described in the story so that readers will know how to make one themselves (with adult supervision of course 🙂 ).

Absolutely delicious! Why not try before you buy?

You can read the story here for free 😀

Author: Edward Benn

Illustrator: Cynthia Barnett

Genre: Juvenile fiction / picture story book / early learning

Recommended for children aged 5 and up

Published by Honestly Books in April 2016

Format: Paperback (52 pages)

Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.3 x 27.9 cm

ISBN 9781985376380

Price:  £5.40

 Click here to buy from Amazon UK

Also available from Amazon Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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Reflecto Girl’s Lost Notebook

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Reflecto Girl’s Lost Notebook

Reflecto Girl, on the way to meet her future sidekick and tell him her whole story, left her notebook on the bus. She was very worried because in it she had written all about her life that year and how she’d become Reflecto Girl and things she’d done with the Dounto.  She was very concerned that this information, which was supposed to be kept secret, would fall into the wrong hands. Her friend made her feel better by telling her that as long as her real name and address were not in the book – which they weren’t, she’d made sure of that – losing it wouldn’t do any harm.

Keeping her real identity secret was the most important thing so of course she couldn’t claim the notebook from the bus depot lost property.  And that means that it’s out there, waiting for someone else to find it.

So, if you would love to learn about the girl behind Reflecto Girl; if you would to love know what her life was like before the Dounto, and where her Grandma went; if you would like to try out a couple of recipes that she made a note of; and if you love to keep a diary and would like to fill in the rest of Reflecto Girl’s book with your own notes and doodles (it’s half empty) then why don’t you pick it up?  It’s right here 😀

Author/Illustrator: Violet Plum/Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre: Notebook/juvenile fiction

Recommended for children aged 8 and up

Published: July 2016

Format: Paperback (164 pages)

ISBN-10: 1535380136
ISBN-13: 978-1535380133
Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 17.8 cm

Price:  £4

 Click here to buy from Amazon UK 

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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Humans are not omnivores!

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Humans are not omnivores! [poems your teacher might not like]

This little book comprises a compilation of wacky, fun and cheeky poems inspired by the wonderful Spike Milligan’s Silly Verse for kids.  Encouraging children to think for themselves and question everything, these quirky rhymes, colourfully illustrated by Violet and Miranda, are just the thing for little individuals.

Take a closer look 😀

Author/Illustrator: Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre: Poetry for kids

Recommended for any age.

Published: January 2016

Format: Paperback (36 pages)

ISBN-10: 1523202033
ISBN-13: 978-1523202034
Dimensions: 11 x 0.2 x 18 cm

Price  £4

 Click here to buy from Amazon UK

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er: MY PRIVUT NOTEBOOK

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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er: MY PRIVUT NOTEBOOK

Luke’s notebook is for his eyes, and those of fellow veggietareun outlaws, only.  He made it out of an old maths exercise book he never used, for the purpose of privately recording the activities of his Secret Sersiety.  Luke has written quite a lot already about things he’s said and done but there is still plenty of blank space to be filled in by other members.  All young veg*ns would do well to join Luke’s band of outlaws and get a copy of this notebook.  Instructions for how to make a code maker is included so that top secret information can be kept TOP SECRET.

Luke learned some interesting things on his own about some of the people Mrs Tebbut told him about in History, things Mrs Tebbut hadn’t told him about them, and he made a note of them.

Luke wrote illustrated instructions of how to make a code maker/code breaker. Every outlaw should have one!

And there’s plenty of empty space for other sersiety members to add their own stuff. Luke drew some lines on for you.

This you can decode when you’ve made a code-breaker identical to Luke’s. Then you can write your own coded messages.

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum/Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre: Children’s notebook

Recommended for children aged 7 and up

Published: March 2016

Format: Paperback (42 pages)

ISBN-10: 1530311284
ISBN-13: 978-1530311286

Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.3 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £3

 Click here to buy from Amazon UK

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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