Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Wulfie: Beast in Show by Lindsay J Sedgwick & illustrated by Josephine Wolff

This little, purple wolf-like creature is sweet and kind. He lives with his best friend Libby who makes sure he doesn’t end up in too much trouble! The thing is, he isn’t an ordinary pet – he can grow, shrink, talk and freeze time. When Aunt Ilda, Libby’s awful stepmum’s awful sister, arrives there are… Continue reading Wulfie: Beast in Show by Lindsay J Sedgwick & illustrated by Josephine Wolff

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Broken Leg of Doom by Pamela Butchart & illustrated by Thomas Flintham

The Broken Leg of Doom is a light-hearted hospital adventure full of laugh-out-loud antics and just the right amount of chaos! Maisie has broken her leg doing some extreme dancing. While she’s at the hospital weird things start happening. She wonders if her leg might be cursed! Bad things always happen in threes so trouble… Continue reading The Broken Leg of Doom by Pamela Butchart & illustrated by Thomas Flintham

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Mayhem Mission by Burhana Islam

Nine-year-old Yusaf’s older sister is getting married and he is faced with a summer of change. Suddenly having to be “the man of the house”, when he isn’t even sure what that means, is daunting. It would be much easier if the wedding were called off, his sister stayed home and everything remained the same.… Continue reading Mayhem Mission by Burhana Islam

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Buck ‘N’ Bronco Hit the Road! by Guy Bass & illustrated by Steve May

Buck ‘N’ Bronco: Hit the Road! is a hilariously fun lower middle grade story from Barrington Stoke. Full of silly antics, jokes and a bit of toilet-humour, children will love laughing along with Buck and Bronco as they set off into the wide world. The Happy Ranch theme park has closed and is going to… Continue reading Buck ‘N’ Bronco Hit the Road! by Guy Bass & illustrated by Steve May

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting by Robin Bennett & illustrated by Tom Tinn-Disbury (Blog Tour)

Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting is the first in a brilliant new comedy adventure series for 7 to 9 year olds. Nine year old Max looks like a normal boy on the outside but, on the inside, he’s anything but! Descended from a family of magical monsters, he has an amazing secret.… Continue reading Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting by Robin Bennett & illustrated by Tom Tinn-Disbury (Blog Tour)

Book Review, Poetry

Daydreams and Jellybeans by Alex Wharton & illustrated by Katy Riddell

Daydreams and Jellybeans is a collection of wonderful poems from Alex Wharton that are full of life and fun. These engaging observations of everyday life are bursting with rich imagery. With both playful and  meaningful topics, children will thoroughly enjoy exploring the language as they read, listen to and recite these poems. Poetry is just… Continue reading Daydreams and Jellybeans by Alex Wharton & illustrated by Katy Riddell

Book Review, Early Reader

Albert Johnson and the Buns of Steel by Phil Earle & illustrated by Steve May

Barrington Stoke have teamed up with Phil Earle and Steve May to create another brilliant Little Gems story for young readers (age 5-8). As an early chapter book, it builds confidence through manageable sections of text, short chapters and many large, colourful illustrations. Children will develop their reading endurance with this incredibly appetizing story. Albert’s… Continue reading Albert Johnson and the Buns of Steel by Phil Earle & illustrated by Steve May

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Delivery to the Lost City (The Train to Impossible Places) by P.G. Bell & illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino

Join Suzy on her third action-packed journey on The Train to Impossible Places. Her over-protective parents are on to her and it looks like she won’t be allowed to sneak out in the middle of the night with a bunch of trolls to deliver mail to all sorts of amazing places any longer. When there’s… Continue reading Delivery to the Lost City (The Train to Impossible Places) by P.G. Bell & illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Accidental Prime Minister Returns by Tom McLaughlin

The Accidental Prime Minister Returns in the hilarious sequel to The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin. 13 year-old Joe Perkins is the Prime Minister of England. For him, an ordinary day involves cameras, questions and crowds. He’s grown quite used to all of the attention and making decisions that affect the country (and has… Continue reading The Accidental Prime Minister Returns by Tom McLaughlin

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