Book Review, Picture Books

Nonook & the Melting Arctic by Ryan Mizzen & Paul Winward

Nanook the polar bear makes it clear that the world is in trouble. The arctic ice is melting, animals are suffering and the world is changing irreversibly. The people who can help are those who are casing the problems in the first place – world leaders and those they lead. People must realise the whole… Continue reading Nonook & the Melting Arctic by Ryan Mizzen & Paul Winward

Book Review, Picture Books

Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees by Catherine Jacob & Lucy Fleming

Betsy Buglove is a girl who loves bugs! She does all she can to help them. When she receives a special present from Gran, it opens up a whole new world for her. This magic magnifying glass allows her to hear the insects speaking to her. As they share their worries, she realises they’re in… Continue reading Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees by Catherine Jacob & Lucy Fleming

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

Welcome to Trash Land by Steve Cole & Oriol Vidal

Welcome to Trash Land is a fascinating glimpse into the world of the dumping ground for broken electronics in Ghana. Told from the point of view of Theo, a young boy who is forced to scavenge for metal in order to earn enough money to survive, we are faced with the reality of what happens… Continue reading Welcome to Trash Land by Steve Cole & Oriol Vidal

Book Review, Picture Books

Stella and the Seagull by Georgina Stevens & Izzy Burton

You’re never too small to make a difference. Stella and the Seagull is an empowering story about one little girl who inspires her entire community to take action on plastic pollution. Stella visits Granny Maggie by the sea. Every day a little seagull brings her gifts of the things it finds on the beach. One… Continue reading Stella and the Seagull by Georgina Stevens & Izzy Burton

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Between Sea and Sky by Nicola Penfold

Between Sea and Sky is a powerful story that encourages readers to question what we value and how our actions now will impact the future. Set in a post-climate change society, life is hard. People have lived through the Greedy Years, the Decline, the Floods and the Hungry Years. Nothing is the same as it… Continue reading Between Sea and Sky by Nicola Penfold

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg by Emma Shevah

How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg is a wonderful eco-adventure. Full of facts and tips about how to help save the earth, it combines mystery with a new friendship and a unique relationship with animals. Nathanial and Ivy tell the story from their individual points of view as they try… Continue reading How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg by Emma Shevah

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Books about Saving Turtles and Protecting Oceans

Turtle Rescue by Jonny Marx & illustrated by Xuan Lee Turtle Rescue is a fun story packed full of information about protecting oceans and the animals who live there. Fact meets fiction as Flora and Fauna, a marine biologist adventurer and an inventor, go on holiday by the sea. Locals cleaning up the beach need… Continue reading Books about Saving Turtles and Protecting Oceans

Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann & illustrated by Padmacandra (Blog Tour)

I'm thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for The Tale of the Whale and host a guest post by illustrator Padmacandra! “I am trying to keep the whale’s eye out of the gutter and the tail out of the trim. I have had to crop the octopus off“ – these words from… Continue reading The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann & illustrated by Padmacandra (Blog Tour)

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

We’re Moving Where?! by Glen Blackwell

I’m always looking for an extra dose of Canada. We’re Moving Where?! has been just what the doctor ordered. It has been wonderful to escape from lockdown life and take a trip to the incredible wilderness of my home country. We’re Moving Where?! is the captivating story of a young boy’s adventures when his family… Continue reading We’re Moving Where?! by Glen Blackwell

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

My Favourite Book Character – Special Guest Post by Lucy (age 11)

Bear from the book The Last Bear by Hannah Gold My favourite book character is Bear - a real life bear - from the book The Last Bear. I like this character because he is strong and powerful; he is also independent and knows how to look after himself. He got trapped on Bear Island… Continue reading My Favourite Book Character – Special Guest Post by Lucy (age 11)