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Article, English Teaching, Reading

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, Middle Grade Fiction

The Forgotten Crown by James Haddell ~ Blog Tour

Tales of Truth and Treasure by James Haddell is a celebration of families brought together by adoption. The Forgotten Crown is the highly-anticipated second book in the series. Tia Trevelyan has settled into her new family in Stormhaven but despite a growing sense of peace and belonging, she still has so many questions about her… Continue reading The Forgotten Crown by James Haddell ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler – Review by Charlotte, age 13

Meet Twelve. The Pledge changed her name. She will change the world. I first picked up this book because my Mum had been sent it and was about to start reading it and the cover intrigued me. I read the blurb, then the first page and then the next thing I knew, I was 6… Continue reading Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler – Review by Charlotte, age 13

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Great Britons by Imogen Russell Williams & Sara Mulvanny

Great Britons is a fabulous non-fiction book about British people who have really made their mark on the world. Each double page spread is overflowing with information. The text is engaging with lots of detail. There is plenty to challenge readers in Years 5/6 while children in Lower Key Stage Two would be able to… Continue reading Great Britons by Imogen Russell Williams & Sara Mulvanny

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

We All Celebrate by Chitra Soundar & Jenny Bloomfield

We All Celebrate is a wonderful collection of cultural and religious traditions celebrated throughout the year. Starting in the new year with my own country's Polar Bear Plunge (Canada), it takes readers on a journey around the world with explanations of the diversity that makes life so special. Brightly coloured carnivals and festivals, feasts and… Continue reading We All Celebrate by Chitra Soundar & Jenny Bloomfield

Book Review, Picture Books

Evie’s Christmas Wish by Siobhan Parkinson & Shannon Bergin

Evie's Christmas Wish is a beautiful Christmas picture book celebrating all the wonderful traditions that make a family Christmas so special. Evie loves the holiday season. Wrapped up in the magic of it all, she whispers her wishes and hopes to herself. Just maybe they'll come true. Each page is full of warmth and colour.… Continue reading Evie’s Christmas Wish by Siobhan Parkinson & Shannon Bergin

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Wulfie: Saves the Planet by Lindsay Sedgwick

Wulfie Saves the Planet is so much fun! I love the first two books in the series and I’m sure this fuzzy, purple creature has only grown more mischievous in the third! This adventure seems to be a little more mature as Libby and Wulfie take on a serious problem. Libby needs to come up… Continue reading Wulfie: Saves the Planet by Lindsay Sedgwick

Blog Tour, Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

The Girl Who Talked to Trees by Natasha Farrant & Lydia Corry ~ Blog Tour

“Sometimes, if you listen carefully, it’s almost as though you can hear voices among the trees. One day – it is said – they will grant a wish… to the right person.” Every tree has a story to tell. That’s what Olive discovers when she sets out to save her best friend – the 400-year-old… Continue reading The Girl Who Talked to Trees by Natasha Farrant & Lydia Corry ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track by Annelise Gray

Publishing: February 2022 Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track is the stunning sequel to Annelise’s Gray’s Roman adventure, Race to the Death. Set in Roman-controlled Northern Africa in AD 38, it paints a vivid picture of the power and passion of the world of horses and chariot racing. After defeating the emperor’s team at the… Continue reading Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track by Annelise Gray

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9), Middle Grade Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult

Christmas Gifts with a Difference

Books make the best gifts and 2021 has been overflowing with so many wonderful choices! I'm excited to bring you some of Liz Scott's recent favourites. Here are her choices for under the tree... The Lights that Dance in the Night by Yuval Zommer Oxford University Press, Age 2+ 'Completing Yuval's 'winter trilogy' with a… Continue reading Christmas Gifts with a Difference

Blog Tour, Middle Grade Fiction

Scrumptious Stories Blog Tour – Every Delicious Story in One Place

There are so many wonderful children’s books featuring delicious food. Readers are left craving all sorts of scrumptious delicacies! A group of children’s book bloggers decided to band together to share some of their favourites.  Click on each book cover to read the full post: The Unexpected Tale of Bastian Bon Livre by Clare Povey… Continue reading Scrumptious Stories Blog Tour – Every Delicious Story in One Place