Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

Middle Grade Spring Collection

The Case of the Smuggler's Curse by Mark Dawson (Welbeck Flame) Fans of middle grade mysteries and classic children's adventure stories will love The Case of the Smuggler's Curse! A ghostly figure on the beach, stories of smugglers and shadowy winter evenings make this the perfect book to curl up with. Something is going on… Continue reading Middle Grade Spring Collection

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Resist by Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer tells a heart-wrenching story of strength, courage and sacrifice in a time when Nazis took everything. The reality of war-time life in German-occupied Netherlands is described with details that really mean something to young readers - family, friendships, giving up passions like dance and music, giving up a childhood to risk everything to… Continue reading Resist by Tom Palmer

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Magicborn by Peter Bunzl

Shapeshifting creatures, unknown powers, a twin connection and a enchanted forest that leads to Fairyland... Peter Bunzl has created a wonderfully classical tale that celebrates magic, family and finding out who you are. Tempest only remembers bits of her past. Living near the river with her two adoptive fathers brings her so much happiness. She… Continue reading Magicborn by Peter Bunzl

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard by Nizrana Farook

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard is the third book from Nizrana Farook written in her signature style with breath-taking description of the mountains of Serendib (Sri Lanka) and heart-pounding adventure. Selvi is most happy out in the wild with Lokka, a rare golden leopard. When a group of poachers comes for him, she is… Continue reading The Girl Who Lost a Leopard by Nizrana Farook

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Every Cloud by Ros Roberts ~ Review by Lucy, age 12 ~ Blog Tour

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CcM_yQbOaz_/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Every Cloud is fantastic book about a girl called Amy who is in Year 6 and is waiting to find out what high school she’s going to. She’s really hoping to go to Valley High with the rest of her friends but since she’s moved house, it’s looking like that might not happen. She… Continue reading Every Cloud by Ros Roberts ~ Review by Lucy, age 12 ~ Blog Tour

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick ~ Blog Tour

Nightmare Warning - Don't read this book right before you go to bed!!! (I made this mistake and had some very strange 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 whistling an… Continue reading Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Max Counts to a Million by Jeremy Williams

Max Counts to a Million is the first proper COVID-19 story I've read. It follows Max, an ordinary boy, who is experiencing all the unknowns and anxieties of lockdown and the huge impact it is having on his family. This is a story that will resonate with children. They will see themselves in Max as… Continue reading Max Counts to a Million by Jeremy Williams

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Kate on the Case: The Call of the Silver Wibbler by Hannah Peck ~ Blog Tour

Since Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys or the adventures of the Famous Five, mystery stories for children have been incredibly popular. The thrill of unravelling clues right along with the characters keep young readers turning page after page. Now author/illustrator Hannah Peck has teamed up with Piccadilly Press to share a new lower middle… Continue reading Kate on the Case: The Call of the Silver Wibbler by Hannah Peck ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Wondrous Prune by Ellie Clements

The Wondrous Prune is a magical treat exploding with empathy and PSHE themes. Dealing with bereavement, moving house, starting at a new school, friendships, bullying and being pushed into criminal activity is all dealt with sensitively and in a way that empowers children. Prune is just an ordinary kid who wishes she could be a… Continue reading The Wondrous Prune by Ellie Clements

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Anisha Accidental Detective: Holiday Adventure by Serena Patel & illustrated by Emma McCann

Anisha Accidental Detective is a brilliant mystery series celebrating Indian culture in the UK and the determined curiosity of some very feisty kids. With lots of laughs about the chaos of everyday life, each story is ready to be devoured. Holiday Adventure is the fifth hilarious book perfect for readers age 7+. In this adventure,… Continue reading Anisha Accidental Detective: Holiday Adventure by Serena Patel & illustrated by Emma McCann