Blog Tour, Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9), Middle Grade Fiction

Rainbow Grey by Laura Ellen Anderson ~ Blog Tour

Ten-year-old Ray Grey lives in the magical Weatherlands, high in the sky. Ray is surrounded by Weatherlings with astounding weather power at their fingertips . . . but she doesn't have ANY magic! Then, after a trip to Earth, Ray’s life changes forever. She is transformed from Ray Grey into RAINBOW GREY! With the help… Continue reading Rainbow Grey by Laura Ellen Anderson ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Incredible Talking Machine by Jenni Spangler & illustrated by Chris Mould

When I spotted Jenni Spangler had written a second book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! The Vanishing Trick was one of my favourite books of 2020 so I knew The Incredible Talking Machine was going to be something special. I was right! The Incredible Talking Machine is a cleverly crafted story… Continue reading The Incredible Talking Machine by Jenni Spangler & illustrated by Chris Mould

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Cooking Club Detectives by Ewa Jozefkowicz

When Erin and her mum move to a new flat, she worries about starting over – a new school, new friends, new challenges. Right at the heart of this new community, Erin discovers the Skipton House Community Centre bursting with music, fun and friendship. In between the creche, sports and the food bank, there is… Continue reading The Cooking Club Detectives by Ewa Jozefkowicz

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Rampaging Rugby by Robin Bennett & illustrated by Matt Cherry ~ Tom, age 11

We were so excited to receive this brilliant rugby guide from Firefly Press. My 11 year-old son, Tom, isn’t a big football fan – he much prefers rugby - so this is just the book for him. Here are his top ten reasons why this is a great book! 1. Easy to understand – The… Continue reading Rampaging Rugby by Robin Bennett & illustrated by Matt Cherry ~ Tom, age 11

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

More Than a Game – Emmy Levels Up & Amber Under Cover

Emmy Levels Up by Helen Harvey & Amber Under Cover by Em Norry are exciting new middle grade novels from Oxford University Press. Both of these brilliant stories feature girls who are fantastic at games. Emmy is a talented video gamer while Amber excels at escape rooms. When real life becomes too difficult, these clever… Continue reading More Than a Game – Emmy Levels Up & Amber Under Cover

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson & illustrated by Anna Tromop

Wolfstongue is a story of connection – connection to the earth, to animals, to yourself. Silas likes being by himself. A stammer and the bullies who torment him force him to keep to himself, to keep quiet and face the world alone. But when he finds an injured wolf on the cycle path, he becomes… Continue reading Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson & illustrated by Anna Tromop

Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

Pinkie and Boo! by Chae Strathie & illustrated by Francis Martin ~ Blog Tour

Pinkie and Boo! is a funny and relatable story full of BIG FEELINGS. When little Pinkie finds out she's going to have a little brother, she is NOT happy. Life is about to change and she knows it. Charmingly overdramatic, pre-schooler Pinkie laments all of the terrible things that are probably going to happen to… Continue reading Pinkie and Boo! by Chae Strathie & illustrated by Francis Martin ~ Blog Tour

Blog Tour, Book Review, Interview, Middle Grade Fiction

Feast of the Evernight ~ Q&A with Ross Mackenzie & Blog Tour

The Evernight has been defeated and the sun has returned, thanks to Larabelle Fox and her friends Joe and Double Eight. White Witches have their souls back and Mrs Hester is no more. It should be a time of celebration and relief. But a new threat is emerging from the mists of the Veil, the… Continue reading Feast of the Evernight ~ Q&A with Ross Mackenzie & Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Small Things by Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson has created another empathy-fuelled story that will captivate and inspire readers. Anna feels different from her friends at school. Her family doesn’t have the money for lots of extra-curricular activities and life seems boring. When a new student joins their class, Anna is thrilled to be asked to be her buddy. But Ellie… Continue reading The Small Things by Lisa Thompson

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The House of Serendipity: Sequins & Secrets by Lucy Ivison

The House of Serendipity: Sequins and Secrets is a charming story with a unique and refreshing voice. Two young girls from very different backgrounds find they share a dream – to design and create the most beautiful clothing. In 1920s London, fashion is everything for the young girls of the debutante season. The right dress… Continue reading The House of Serendipity: Sequins & Secrets by Lucy Ivison