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

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

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

The Book Cat by Polly Faber & Clara Vulliamy

This is a book for cat people and everyone else who has yet to realise that they are cat people too. Based on the true story of a little cat who makes his home in the Faber and Faber offices during the Second World War, it’s a book full of charm, energy and the loyalty… Continue reading The Book Cat by Polly Faber & Clara Vulliamy

Blog Tour, Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9), Uncategorized

Tiger Warrior: Attack of the Dragon King by M. Chan ~ Blog Tour

Tiger Warrior: Attack of the Dragon King is the first book in an exciting new series for ages 6+ by M. Chan. Jack loves video games – especially when he is defeating dragons. His Yeye (grandfather) can’t believe all the time he spends in front of a screen and decides it’s time for Jack to… Continue reading Tiger Warrior: Attack of the Dragon King by M. Chan ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Panda at the Door by Sarah Horne

A panda who loves Mary Poppins and wants nothing more than to be a nanny for its own special family – an absolutely brilliant premise for a sweet, fun story with a silly twist. Pudding the Panda is the star attraction at the Edinburgh Zoo. She is spectacular at making children smile. She loves Gerald,… Continue reading Panda at the Door by Sarah Horne

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, Chapter Book (7-9)

Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

Willow's little brother, Freddie, is ill and needs to go to the hospital. Full of guilt that she might have made him poorly, Willow is desperate to make him feel better. She promises that, while he's gone, she will find a story she can tell him when he returns. Three shooting stars give her more… Continue reading Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife by Maz Evans & illustrated by Chris Jevons

The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife is a fantastically funny story bursting with personality and full of all the things that are important to children. Maz Evans really hit the nail on the head with the challenges families face and how children see the world. With so many laugh-out-loud moments, I also found myself feeling… Continue reading The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife by Maz Evans & illustrated by Chris Jevons