Book Review, Early Reader

Big Sky Mountain: The Forest Wolves by Alex Milway

Big Sky Mountain: The Forest Wolves is the fun-filled second book in this early reader series for age 5+ from Alex Milway. Rosa and Grandma Nan live in the forest with all sorts of talkative woodland creatures. From Albert the Moose to Higgs the helpful hedgehog to a herd of humongous bison, there's no shortage… Continue reading Big Sky Mountain: The Forest Wolves by Alex Milway

Book Review, Picture Books

Stop the Clock! by Pippa Goodhart & Maria Christania

Do you ever wish you had more time to "stop and smell the roses"? More time to enjoy life? More time to simply take notice of what is going on around you? Joe finds his life is always in hurry. From the moment his family wakes up in the morning, it's rush, rush, rush! At… Continue reading Stop the Clock! by Pippa Goodhart & Maria Christania

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Last Firefox by Lee Newbery

The Last Firefox is a charming story about facing your fears and learning to trust that who you are is always enough. Lee Newbery's fantastic debut is a triumph in empathy-building, celebrating family diversity and encouraging children to stand up for themselves. Charlie loves a lot of things about his life - the home he… Continue reading The Last Firefox by Lee Newbery

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Grandpa Frank’s Great Big Bucket List by Jenny Pearson ~ Blog Tour

It's my stop on Grandpa Frank's Great Big Blog Tour and I'm so pleased to welcome author Jenny Pearson with a special guest post! Let’s hear it for the older generation! I love writing grandparent characters and I think that is because I had four absolute belters of grandparents of my own. I am very… Continue reading Grandpa Frank’s Great Big Bucket List by Jenny Pearson ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick

Nightmare Warning - Don't read this book right before you go to bed!!! (I may have made this mistake and had some very weird dreams!) Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick is seriously creepy! Something's lurking underground, waiting to pounce on its next prey. Mysterious openings in the school field, a long hairy leg, and groundskeepers… Continue reading Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Bird Singers by Eve Wersocki Morris

Polish folklore meets the damp, misty Lake District in this deliciously creepy mystery. Layah and her sister Izzie's summer is thoroughly disrupted when their mum suddenly changes their holiday plans and decides they need to go to Lowesdale - a town with cafes full of delicious food but not much else. Layah is unsettled. It's… Continue reading The Bird Singers by Eve Wersocki Morris

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle

Phil Earle has done it again, firmly cementing his place as one of the foremost authors of historical fiction for children. His powerful stories are destined to become classics with their honesty and relatable characters who portray the heart of everyday people in the uncertainty of war. While the Storm Rages is an emotion-driven story,… Continue reading While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

What’s New Harper Drew? by Kathy Weeks ~ Blog Tour

Harper Drew's diary of her chaotic summer will have readers laughing out loud. From a dream birthday party to a disastrous family holiday to a long-awaited invitation to Maisie's epic glamping festival, life is never dull for Harper and her friends. Harper is so observant, commenting on all the little details of life that matter… Continue reading What’s New Harper Drew? by Kathy Weeks ~ Blog Tour