Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Uncle Pete and the Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep by David C Flanagan & Will Hughes – Blog Tour

Uncle Pete and the Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep is the first early-reader chapter book for 6-9 year olds from the brilliant indie publisher Little Door Books. Bursting with fun and fantastic, friendly illustrations, this is the first title in a captivating magical, adventure series. The second book, Uncle Pete and the Forest of Lost Things,… Continue reading Uncle Pete and the Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep by David C Flanagan & Will Hughes – Blog Tour

Early Reader

The Beach Puppy by Holly Webb & illustrated by Ellie Snowden

We’re so excited that Holly Webb has joined the Barrington Stoke team with The Beach Puppy. A part of the Little Gems series for 5-8 year olds, it is full of bright illustrations, short action-packed chapters and a captivating story. It’s perfect for young readers who are ready to make a move from simple picture… Continue reading The Beach Puppy by Holly Webb & illustrated by Ellie Snowden

Book Review, Early Reader

Madam Squeaker by Pip Jones & illustrated by Paula Bowles

Madam Squeaker is the story of an adorable mouse with something important to say. The rats are eating everything and think they can do anything they like.  Not only that, but they want to send all the other animals to Bogland and have Hollyhock House to themselves. Following the advice of a wise owl, Minetta… Continue reading Madam Squeaker by Pip Jones & illustrated by Paula Bowles

Book Review, Early Reader

The Long Way Home by Corrinne Averiss & illustrated by Kristyna Litten

The Long Way Home is a beautiful, hardcover, early reader book for children who are just taking their first steps into longer stories. Each page is overflowing with gorgeous, soft colour. Kristyna Litten’s warm illustrations are full of personality and the wonderful relationship between the young elephant and his grandmother shines through. Otto and Nanu… Continue reading The Long Way Home by Corrinne Averiss & illustrated by Kristyna Litten

Book Review, Early Reader

Super Early Readers from Oxford University Press

Mirabelle Breaks the Rules by Harriet Muncaster Mirabelle is back! This half-witch half-fairy promises she won’t get into mischief at school but we all know this is a promise she can never keep! At Miss Spindlewick’s Witch School for Girls there are just too many opportunities for things to go wrong. Whether it’s in Potions… Continue reading Super Early Readers from Oxford University Press

Book Review, Early Reader

Jasper and Scruff: Take a Bow by Nicola Colton

We always love a cat story and Jasper & Scruff make the perfect cat/dog pair! Take a Bow is the third book in this fun series about a smart kitty and a mucky pup. Their mishaps, personality and long-lasting friendship will carry readers along, giggling away. In this exciting story, the duo discover that the… Continue reading Jasper and Scruff: Take a Bow by Nicola Colton

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, 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, Early Reader

The Hat Full of Secrets by Karl Newson & illustrated by Wazza Pink

The Hat Full of Secrets is an absolutely delightful adventure with Henry Pepper and his grandad. The story grabs readers’ interest right from the start. Henry has a secret! What could it be? Will he tell us? Henry gives hints but won’t reveal what he’s hiding. When Grandad tells him to “keep it under his… Continue reading The Hat Full of Secrets by Karl Newson & illustrated by Wazza Pink

Book Review, Early Reader

Mirabelle Gets Up to Mischief by Harriet Muncaster

Mirabelle is half fairy, half witch and completely full of fun! There’s nothing she likes more than her witchy magic and being a little bit naughty. The cousin of the wonderful vampire fairy, Isadora Moon, Mirabelle is full of all the mischief children love! Young readers will delight in this new story. Mirabelle is asked… Continue reading Mirabelle Gets Up to Mischief by Harriet Muncaster