Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Woodland Magic: Fox Cub Rescue by Julie Sykes & Katy Riddell

There were Keepers all around the world. The ones living in the Hidden Middle of the Whispering Woods had been there since the Stone Age. Keepers cared for the countryside, rewilding it by doing things that helped nature to recover when the Ruffins were careless with it. Cora and Jax can't believe it - it's… Continue reading Woodland Magic: Fox Cub Rescue by Julie Sykes & Katy Riddell

Blog Tour, Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

The Worst Class in the World Dares You! by Joanna Nadin & Rikin Parekh ~ Blog Tour

After thoroughly enjoying the original The Worst Class in the World book in 2020, I was delighted to be offered the chance to read The Worst Class in the World Dares You! by Joanna Nadin and illustrated by Rikin Parekh - a laugh out loud collection of crazy school adventures. This third book in the… Continue reading The Worst Class in the World Dares You! by Joanna Nadin & Rikin Parekh ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Harley Hitch and the Missing Moon by Vashti Hardy & George Ermos

Harley Hitch is back in another brilliant adventure for young readers age 7+. This series is absolutely bursting with unique and fantastically fun characters. From the magnificent moon to the gorgeous stars to the brilliant fortune-telling fish in the Rusty River, there is something intriguing on every page. It’s a new term and Harley is… Continue reading Harley Hitch and the Missing Moon by Vashti Hardy & George Ermos

Blog Tour, Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

The Imagination Thief by David Oates ~ Blog Tour

The Imagination Thief is a fantastically fun story about keeping imagination alive and only growing up when absolutely necessary. Bursting with surprises and creatures only children could create, it takes readers on a fast-paced adventure through a magical world. Eva loves her imaginary friend, Wonder Unicorn, and all the good times they have together. Her… Continue reading The Imagination Thief by David Oates ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Beautiful Books by Holly Webb

Holly Webb has been writing beautiful, heart-warming stories for children since 2004. This year, she celebrates her 50th book in the Animal Stories series and continues to go from strength to strength. My daughter is a huge fan of Holly’s Wintery Tales series. She always looks forward to the next one. This month, we’ve been… Continue reading Beautiful Books by Holly Webb

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9), Illustrated Fiction

Wintery Stories for Young Readers

Illustrated Fiction for Cold Days A Night at the Frost Fair by Emma Carroll & Sam Usher From the very first double-page illustration, it’s clear this story is something special. A Night at the Frost Fair by Emma Carroll & Sam Usher is a beautiful, hard-back illustrated fiction book for readers age 7+ although younger… Continue reading Wintery Stories for Young Readers

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

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Sky by Holly Webb & illustrated by Jo Anne Davies

I received this wonderful book a few months ago and showed it to my daughter who absolutely loves Holly Webb’s Winter Animal Stories. Then, a few days ago, I spotted Sky on Twitter and realised I hadn’t reviewed it. The reason – it never made it onto my TBR pile. Sure enough, I found it… Continue reading Sky by Holly Webb & illustrated by Jo Anne Davies

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Clara Claus Saves Christmas by Bonnie Bridgman & Louise Forshaw

Break out the candy canes and sugar cookies! Christmas spirit runs through every line of Clara Claus Saves Christmas by Bonnie Bridgman & illustrated by Louise Forshaw. As the nights are drawing in, it’s just about time to start enjoying some wonderful Christmassy stories! Clara Claus is the daughter of the one and only –… Continue reading Clara Claus Saves Christmas by Bonnie Bridgman & Louise Forshaw

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley

The Willow Wildthing series celebrates the value of the forest and nature. Children are at the heart of these stories as they fight to preserve all that is wild. Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell is the fourth book in this brilliant series. 4. Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell The forest has always been… Continue reading Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell by Gill Lewis & Rebecca Bagley