Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

Sudden Death: A Roy of the Rovers Novel by Tom Palmer & Elkys Nova

Perfect for football lovers in Year 6+, Sudden Death is another powerful Roy Race & the Rovers story. It is full of hard work, training, match strategy and team dynamics, bringing the reality of professional football to life on the page. Readers will be carried away in the action, feeling every high and every low.… Continue reading Sudden Death: A Roy of the Rovers Novel by Tom Palmer & Elkys Nova

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Diary of an Accidental Witch by Perdita & Honor Cargill

Diary of an Accidental Witch is engaging from start to finish. Bea Black is a girl with so much spark. The fun, diary style is lively and allows her personality to shine through. Readers will want to be friends with Bea and join her in her magical school adventures. Bea and her dad have moved… Continue reading Diary of an Accidental Witch by Perdita & Honor Cargill

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

WishYouWas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page

WishYouWas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters is a charming fantasy for younger middle grade readers. Reminiscent of The Borrowers with a lovely Royal Mail twist, it is captivating from beginning to end. It’s December 1952 and a thick smog has settled over Britain. Penny Black’s mum, an airmail pilot, is stuck in France, unable… Continue reading WishYouWas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page

Blog Tour, Guest Post, Middle Grade Fiction

The Bewitching of Aveline Jones ~ Blog Tour & Guest Post

I'm thrilled to welcome author Phil Hickes to Scope for Imagination with a special guest post about the books that had an impact on him growing up. I wonder how many spooky books featured on his reading list! The Bewitching of Aveline Jones, sequel to the brilliantly scary The Haunting of Aveline Jones is available… Continue reading The Bewitching of Aveline Jones ~ Blog Tour & Guest Post

Book Review, Picture Books

Shoo! by Susie Bower & Francesca Gambatesa

I was so excited to read Susie Bower’s debut picture book, Shoo! after enjoying her Middle Grade novels, School for Nobodies & The Three Impossibles so much! Shoo! is the fast-paced, funny story of a woman who doesn’t like animals. When a zoo moves in next door, it’s her worst nightmare! There are animals everywhere… Continue reading Shoo! by Susie Bower & Francesca Gambatesa

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

The Willow Wildthing series celebrates the value of the forest and nature. Children are at the heart of these stories as they fight to preserve all that is wild. Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell is the fourth book in this brilliant series. 4. Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell The forest has always been… Continue reading Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

Blog Tour, Middle Grade Fiction

Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor ~ Extract Blog Tour

It is such a privilege to welcome author Thomas Taylor to Scope for Imagination for the Shadowghast extract blog tour. Shadowghast is the third book in the fantastic Eerie-on-Sea series. It published on the 2nd of September 2021. Don't miss this deliciously spooky book and its predecessors - Malamander & Gargantis! Now, curl up and… Continue reading Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor ~ Extract Blog Tour

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

Brilliant Books from Barrington Stoke – September 2021

Books from Barrington Stoke are so often my go-to recommendations for teachers and parents. First and foremost, they are fantastically engaging stories from some of the best, current authors in the UK. The quality of the writing is incredible and children are soon carried away in the adventures. What makes Barrington Stoke books really special… Continue reading Brilliant Books from Barrington Stoke – September 2021

Activity Books, Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Super Books from Scholastic – September 2021

Saving Mr Hoot by Helen Stephens Ben is sure he hears an owl outside his bedroom window but no one else has noticed him. Mr Hoot takes Ben’s biscuit and steals his glove but still no one believes him. When spring comes, there are plans for tree felling in the area. Mr Hoot’s home is… Continue reading Super Books from Scholastic – September 2021

Book Review, Picture Books

Rock and Roll by Hazel Terry

Rock and Roll is a unique picture book that children will treasure. Celebrating the beauty of the world, it shows the value of a lifelong friendship and how elements of life are so intricately connected. Two boulders stand strong year in and year out. Over time, the seasons change, and eventually, people come. They leave… Continue reading Rock and Roll by Hazel Terry