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Scope for Imagination

“It’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Scope for Imagination is inspired by a life-long love of reading. For as long as I can remember, books have been… Continue reading Scope for Imagination

Blog Tour, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Interview with a Shark and Other Ocean Giants Too by Andy Seed & Nick East ~ Blog Tour

Get familiar with 10 extraordinary ocean giants as they step up to the mic and share their habits, behaviours, likes and dislikes, favourite foods, and more. In this fun and fact-filled book, bite sized text in a question-and-answer format is paired with colourful and engaging illustrations throughout. Features ‘interviews’ with a great white shark, blue whale,… Continue reading Interview with a Shark and Other Ocean Giants Too by Andy Seed & Nick East ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Be Nice to Aunt Emma by Anne Fine & Gareth Conway

There’s always that one relative who doesn’t quite know how to speak to children or who you just don’t get on with. For Tansy, it’s Aunt Emma. Every time Aunt Emma visits (which is only twice a year), she doesn’t bring Tansy a present, she tells boring stories and Tansy has to give up her… Continue reading Be Nice to Aunt Emma by Anne Fine & Gareth Conway

Book Review, Graphic Novel

Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A Reynolds & Pablo Leon

According to my children, Miles Morales is really cool! Having read this exciting middle grade graphic novel, I’d have to agree. Miles is a diverse hero kids can relate to. He isn’t the original Spider-Man but he knows the legendary Peter Parker and has been inspired to carry on his great work after being bitten… Continue reading Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A Reynolds & Pablo Leon

Book Review, Picture Books

Fun Picture Books from Tiny Owl

Gloria’s Porridge by Elizabeth Laird & Toby Newsome Gloria’s Porridge is a fun, action-packed story based on an Ethiopian folktale. Gloria is making porridge but she is so greedy that she doesn’t want to share it with anyone, even her cat. When she runs out to collect some water, cat grabs his chance and gobbles… Continue reading Fun Picture Books from Tiny Owl

Book Review, Picture Books

Stella and the Seagull by Georgina Stevens & Izzy Burton

You’re never too small to make a difference. Stella and the Seagull is an empowering story about one little girl who inspires her entire community to take action on plastic pollution. Stella visits Granny Maggie by the sea. Every day a little seagull brings her gifts of the things it finds on the beach. One… Continue reading Stella and the Seagull by Georgina Stevens & Izzy Burton

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Between Sea and Sky by Nicola Penfold

Between Sea and Sky is a powerful story that encourages readers to question what we value and how our actions now will impact the future. Set in a post-climate change society, life is hard. People have lived through the Greedy Years, the Decline, the Floods and the Hungry Years. Nothing is the same as it… Continue reading Between Sea and Sky by Nicola Penfold

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Good News challenges readers to change the way they think about the world. Everyday, we are bombarded with so much bad news. Sometimes it is a struggle to find even one piece of positive, good news in everything that is out there. We live in a time of information overload where we have to differentiate… Continue reading Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

Two worlds collide in this heartfelt, inspiring story of owning who you are and asserting that “normal is not the way”. Questions of “What is normal?” and “Who is actually normal?” weave their way through the pages as Dara and Mothgirl help each other to love themselves and what the future holds. It is wonderful… Continue reading The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas by Anna Rainbow & Oli Hyatt ~ Blog Tour

Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas by Anna Rainbow & Oli Hyatt is a pirate story with a difference. Overflowing with the folklore of the sea, the Pirate King shows the people of Haven that the stories of an ancient curse are real and when the Bloodmoon comes, there is definitely something to fear!… Continue reading Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas by Anna Rainbow & Oli Hyatt ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

God Cares series by Debbie Duncan

We were so happy to receive three new books from the brilliant God Cares series by Debbie Duncan. Through these appealing and engaging books, children of a range of ages and reading abilities are able to think and pray through tough questions. When I Don't Give Up: Jesus and Zacchaeus is an illustrated reader aimed… Continue reading God Cares series by Debbie Duncan