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, Picture Books

The Moonlight Zoo by Maudie Powell-Tuck & illustrated by Karl James Mountford

The Moonlight Zoo is a beautiful story of a little girl searching for her lost cat. Ella won’t give up until she’s found Luna who has been missing for two days! Looking under her bed, Ella finds the most magical zoo for lost pets. With smooth, moonbeam gates and gorgeous, soft colours, each page is… Continue reading The Moonlight Zoo by Maudie Powell-Tuck & illustrated by Karl James Mountford

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Tigers in the Tower by Julia Golding

Lose yourself in the rich symbolism and powerful messages of The Tigers in the Tower by Julia Golding. Sahira faces the jungle of Georgian London with no one but two majestic Indian tigers. Having lost her parents to fever on the treacherous sea voyage from Calcutta to London, Sahira must fend for herself and fight… Continue reading The Tigers in the Tower by Julia Golding

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Adventures of Ellie and Boo by Millie Kerr

Boo, the tabby cat, is an incredibly determined kitten! Living with a University of Cambridge masters student who has a passion for wildlife conservation, this instinctive and creative cat learns that there are animals in trouble and, more importantly, she can help.  The Adventures of Ellie and Boo is a book about making a difference… Continue reading The Adventures of Ellie and Boo by Millie Kerr

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

My Life as a Cat by Carlie Sorosiak

My Life as a Cat is the most unique, charming story I have read in a very long time. Leonard is a cat but he didn’t start out that way. He is actually an alien who is spending a month on Earth to find out about the human race. He intended to become human but… Continue reading My Life as a Cat by Carlie Sorosiak

Book Review, Early Reader

The Pharaoh’s Curse by Holly Webb & illustrated by Sarah Lodge

The Pharaoh’s Curse is the second book in the Museum Kittens series by Holly Webb. In this charming story, four little kittens love living in the museum and want to protect the special treasures housed there. One day a new item arrives in the Egyptian Gallery – a piece of papyrus from the Book of… Continue reading The Pharaoh’s Curse by Holly Webb & illustrated by Sarah Lodge

Book Review, Picture Books, Uncategorized

One Button Benny and the Gigantic Catastrophe by Alan Windram & illustrated by Chloe Holwill-Hunter

We love cat stories in our house and this one takes it to the extreme! What could be better than a giant cat, robots and aliens?! One Button Benny and the Gigantic Catastrophe is the laugh-out-loud sequel to the award-winning picture book, One Button Benny. In this exciting story, Benny faces a new emergency and… Continue reading One Button Benny and the Gigantic Catastrophe by Alan Windram & illustrated by Chloe Holwill-Hunter

Book Review, Early Reader

The Secret Kitten and Other Tales by Holly Webb

The Secret Kitten and Other Tales is a wonderful treasury of three of Holly Webb’s lovely stories of friendship, family and trust. The Brave Kitten The Secret Kitten Sammy the Shy Kitten Join Helena, Lucy and Emma as they learn how to care for kittens and form such special relationships with them. With actual information… Continue reading The Secret Kitten and Other Tales by Holly Webb

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson

The Castle of Tangled Magic is a book full of the anticipation of something truly special. The wisdom of the elderly, ancient magic and Russian folklore flows off the page in language full of wonder and enchantment. Sophie Anderson is a master storyteller with a richness unparalleled and an ability to draw readers into gloriously… Continue reading The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson