Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Super Seal Stories by Holly Webb & Helen Peters

We're about to go on holiday to the Isle of Skye & the Outer Hebrides. While we're there, we're really hoping to do some seal spotting. These two books are just the thing to help us learn about these amazing animals and help to keep them safe. Holly Webb is one of my daughter's favourite… Continue reading Super Seal Stories by Holly Webb & Helen Peters

Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9)

Autumn Moonbeam: Dance Magic by Emma Finlayson-Palmer & Heidi Cannon

Autumn Moonbeam: Dance Magic is just the book my dance-loving daughter would have adored when she was a little bit younger. Just like my little girl, Autumn is a twin who is trying to find where she belongs. When Sparkledale Dance Academy opens up for auditions for the Black Cats dance squad, Autumn can't wait… Continue reading Autumn Moonbeam: Dance Magic by Emma Finlayson-Palmer & Heidi Cannon

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