Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Remarkable Rebels ~ A personalised book by Julia Gray & illustrated by Laura Borio

The Remarkable Rebels books from Wonderbly are incredibly personal and powerful for the reader. Each book is unique with a main character specially tailored to match the young reader and with inspiring role models chosen to match their personality and interests. My daughter, Charlie, and I had a great time choosing the elements of her… Continue reading Remarkable Rebels ~ A personalised book by Julia Gray & illustrated by Laura Borio

Book Review, Early Reader, Illustrated Fiction

Midnight Magic by Michelle Harrison & illustrated by Elissa Elwick

Midnight Magic is a wonderfully charming verse novel from the magnificent Michelle Harrison (author of the A Pinch of Magic series). Published on the 1st October 2020, it is perfect for young readers on spooky autumn days leading up to Hallowe’en. Midnight is a very special kitten – a beautiful black cat with rare magical… Continue reading Midnight Magic by Michelle Harrison & illustrated by Elissa Elwick

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Pizazz by Sophy Henn

Pizazz by Sophy Henn is the first in a fun, new, illustrated series for readers age 7+. Full of superheroes with superpowers, it’s bound to appeal to so many young readers. Most people assume that being a superhero is really cool but Pizazz just doesn’t agree. Her name is embarrassing, she hates her clothes and… Continue reading Pizazz by Sophy Henn

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

The Story of Babushka by Catherine Flores & illustrated by Ana Beatriz Marques

The Story of Babushka is a delightful tale of being true to yourself and finding your place in the world. The Matryoshka (Russian Nesting Doll) is a charming symbol of Russian folk culture and represents the beautiful layers of women. In this story, we meet the lovely Babushka made up of five unique dolls. Each… Continue reading The Story of Babushka by Catherine Flores & illustrated by Ana Beatriz Marques

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Level Up! Last One Standing by Tom Nicoll & illustrated by Anjan Sarkar

Some kids really get into their games but nothing like Flo and Max! The Level Up! series is like a modern-day Jumanji. Best friends, Flo and Max, get trapped inside a video game and can’t escape until they manage to complete it.  With non-stop action and adventure plus brilliant illustrations, there are so many kids… Continue reading Level Up! Last One Standing by Tom Nicoll & illustrated by Anjan Sarkar

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago de Moraes

A Mummy Ate My Homework is the first book in a fun new time-travel adventure series by Thiago de Moraes, the incredibly creative author and illustrator of The Myth Atlas.  11 year-old Henry loves school and learning. He thinks the summer holidays are boring and he can’t wait to get back to finding out new… Continue reading A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago de Moraes

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Do Not Disturb the Dragons by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Sharon Davey

Girls can do anything and Grace is determined to prove it! Never mind the rules – 947 of them to be precise – telling her all of the things she can’t do! Do not climb the castle turrets, do not lie to the king, do not stay in the bath until your skin goes wrinkly… Continue reading Do Not Disturb the Dragons by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Sharon Davey

Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Annalynn the Canadian Spy by Shawn Robinson

Annalynn the Canadian Spy: Terrible Tissues by Shawn Robinson is a slightly wacky and 100% fun Canadian mystery! This early chapter book for age 7+ is a welcome taste of home for Canadians living in the UK! 10-year-old Annalynn is just going about her everyday life and trying to look after her poorly family when,… Continue reading Annalynn the Canadian Spy by Shawn Robinson

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BLOG TOUR: Baller Boys by Venessa Taylor & illustrated by Kenneth Ghann

Baller Boys by Venessa Taylor is the book every football-crazy child has been waiting for! Aimed at children who absolutely love football, especially boys, this exciting, heart-warming story will encourage even the most reluctant reader to give it a try. Soon they will be swept away in the play-by-play action. I can think of numerous… Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Baller Boys by Venessa Taylor & illustrated by Kenneth Ghann

Book Review, Early Reader, Illustrated Fiction

The Brian Brackbrick Mysteries by G.R. Dix

The Brian Brackbrick books are a series of fun mystery stories for children age 5-8. Centred around the highly intelligent child detective Brian Brackbrick, readers are able to work with the characters to find clues, research answers and solve the case. At the end of each book, one aspect of the mystery is left unanswered.… Continue reading The Brian Brackbrick Mysteries by G.R. Dix