Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

Fake by Ele Fountain ~ Blog Tour

Fake is another triumph for Ele Fountain. Gripping from the first page to the last, I couldn't put it down. Ele's talent for exploring global issues on such a personal level pulls readers into the story to experience challenges right along with her characters. 14-year-old Jessica is going to school for the first time. Living… Continue reading Fake by Ele Fountain ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Guest Post, Picture Books

One Camel Called Doug by Lu Fraser & Sarah Warburton ~ Guest Post

One Camel Called Doug is a counting book with a difference. Overflowing with personality and charm, there is so much to look at and enjoy on every page. I had the immense pleasure of reading this wonderful picture book with my friend Jake who's three. He's already a big fan of The Littlest Yak so… Continue reading One Camel Called Doug by Lu Fraser & Sarah Warburton ~ Guest Post

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Carnival of the Lost by Kieran Larwood ~ Blog Tour with an exclusive extract

"A wonderfully murky, carnivalesque world of intrigue in the start of anew series from Blue Peter Book Award winning author, KieranLarwood." You're in for a treat with an exclusive extract of the first chapter of this high stakes adventure! But be warned - once you start reading this intriguing tale, you won't want to stop!… Continue reading Carnival of the Lost by Kieran Larwood ~ Blog Tour with an exclusive extract

Book Review, Picture Books

Isabelle and the Crooks by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Chris Mould

Michelle Robinson is one of my children's favourite picture book authors. There are so many great stories to choose from. They've read and reread There's a Lion in my Cornflakes while discussing which animal they'd like to win and found The World Made a Rainbow wonderfully touching after a year of lockdowns. Isabelle and the… Continue reading Isabelle and the Crooks by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Chris Mould

Book Review, Picture Books

Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf by Sam Wedelich

When I was small, the story of Chicken Little was one of my favourites. I remember listening to it at preschool and keeping one eye on the sky just in case it started falling! We first meet this modern Chicken Little in Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale! Chicken Little and the Big… Continue reading Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf by Sam Wedelich

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Racism by Jordan Akpojaro & illustrated by Ashley Evans

This high-quality life-the-flap book from Usborne tackles a complex issue in a really accessible way. Thought-provoking, challenging and fun, children are able to explore all the key questions they have about racism and find immediate answers. With straightforward explanations, children learn about the importance of respect, the history of racism and how their own positive… Continue reading Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Racism by Jordan Akpojaro & illustrated by Ashley Evans

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Extraordinary Colours of Auden Dare by Zillah Bethell

In a dystopian future where the world is at war over the scarcity of water, we meet Auden Dare. At just 11 years old, he has a lot to deal with: his father is away fighting, his mum is doing her best to look after him, prices of every day items are sky-rocketing and his… Continue reading The Extraordinary Colours of Auden Dare by Zillah Bethell

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss & Paul Daviz ~ Blog Tour

Racing cheetahs, stinky lemurs, sleepy koalas, diving polar bears and more! Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss and illustrated by Paul Daviz is the just the type of book children absolutely love! Each double page spread shares fascinating details about diverse animals in their habitats. Organised into categories such as "Fight or Flight!", "Stinky Creatures" and… Continue reading Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss & Paul Daviz ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Epic Adventures by Sam Sedgman & Sam Brewster

This is the book to stop train enthusiasts in their tracks! On its own, it is an absolutely fantastic non-fiction book for children and adults alike. Paired with the Adventures on Train series also by author Sam Sedgman and his co-writer, MG Leonard, it is the most perfect fiction/non-fiction combination ever! Epic Adventures takes readers… Continue reading Epic Adventures by Sam Sedgman & Sam Brewster

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

Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost by Robin Bennett & illustrated by Tom Tinn-Disbury

Monster Max is back in this laugh-out-loud, slightly gross sequel overflowing with sticky silliness! Always ready to fulfil his moto of "Protect and Do Good Stuff", this crime-fighting, evil villain-busting boy who turns into a huge monster whenever he burps (and turns back again by sneezing) will stop at nothing to prevent a ghostly creature… Continue reading Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost by Robin Bennett & illustrated by Tom Tinn-Disbury