Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Children’s Book Award Blog Tour ~ The Griffin Gate by Vashti Hardy & Natalie Smillie

For my stop on the FCBG Children's Book Award Blog Tour, I'm thrilled to be sharing one of the shortlisted titles in the Young Reader category - The Griffin Gate by Vashti Hardy & illustrated by Natalie Smillie! You're in for a treat as I have an exclusive interview from FCBG with Natalie Smillie about… Continue reading Children’s Book Award Blog Tour ~ The Griffin Gate by Vashti Hardy & Natalie Smillie

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Light in Everything by Katya Balen

Emotional and honest, Katya Balen's The Light in Everything is a beautiful story of the storms of life. Cleverly told from two completely different yet wonderfully similar points of view, readers are taken right into the heart of Zofia and Tom's journey to find peace and family. Zofia is wild and stormy. She lives life… Continue reading The Light in Everything by Katya Balen

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle by Jo Clarke ~ Blog Tour

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle by Jo Clarke is an absolute delight. Full of spark and intuition, it celebrates the fact that kids can do anything – including outsmarting the adults who think they’re more clever. This fast-paced mystery overflowing with clues took me back to my love of Nancy Drew mysteries as a child. Libby… Continue reading Libby and the Parisian Puzzle by Jo Clarke ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Picture Books

The River by Tom Percival

The movement of the river, the changing of the seasons and the details of the beautiful setting lay the foundations for this powerful story about friendship, grief and healing. Rowan loves to play by the river with his fun-loving dog. The emotions of the river echo the emotions of the boy - light and joyful… Continue reading The River by Tom Percival

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Tide Singer by Eloise Williams & illustrated by August Ro

The Tide Singer is a stunning intertwining of Welsh folklore and gripping adventure. Written by the incredible Eloise Williams, we'd expect nothing less, but combined with the powerful style of Barrington Stoke, this is a one-of-a-kind story of the wild unknown. Morwenna is no ordinary girl. She and her father live near the sea, running… Continue reading The Tide Singer by Eloise Williams & illustrated by August Ro

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Return to FACTopia by Kate Hale & Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

My children and I were thrilled to find out not only is FACTopia back with a second book packed full of amazing facts BUT it is the second in an 8 book series! We loved the first FACTopia book - it absolutely captured my 11-year-old twins imaginations and allowed them to share a book with… Continue reading Return to FACTopia by Kate Hale & Andy Smith ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Boy Whose Wishes Came True by Helen Rutter

Heart-warming, inspirational and empathy-building, The Boy Whose Wishes Came True is a book every child and every teacher needs to read. When Archie Crumb was little, his mum used to tell him to make a wish every chance he got - birthday candles, a rainbow, a snowflake, everything was wish-worthy. He had no idea the… Continue reading The Boy Whose Wishes Came True by Helen Rutter

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Dragon Rising by Katie & Kevin Tsang

Dragon Rising is the fourth Dragon Realm adventure by Katie & Kevin Tsang. I keep saying each new book in the series is my favourite, but this one really is! Fast-paced, imaginative and full of wonderful characters, these stories would make absolutely brilliant films. After his adventures in Dragon City and a fantastic time at… Continue reading Dragon Rising by Katie & Kevin Tsang