Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Escape Room by Christopher Edge

In true Christopher Edge style, there is so much more to Escape Room than meets the eye. With layers of symbolism and the complete unexpected, readers are challenged to think about their own place in the world. 12-year-old Ami has been given a fantastic gift – an immersive escape room experience. She absolutely loves puzzles… Continue reading Escape Room by Christopher Edge

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

Two Bears by Patricia Hegarty & Rotem Teplow

Two Bears is a beautiful fiction/non-fiction picture book sharing the similarities and differences between polar bears and grizzly bears. The gorgeous illustrations and powerful story of conservation takes me back to my home country of Canada where bears still roam in the wild and need to be protected. The polar bears in the north and… Continue reading Two Bears by Patricia Hegarty & Rotem Teplow

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Wulfie: Saves the Planet by Lindsay Sedgwick

Wulfie Saves the Planet is so much fun! I love the first two books in the series and I’m sure this fuzzy, purple creature has only grown more mischievous in the third! This adventure seems to be a little more mature as Libby and Wulfie take on a serious problem. Libby needs to come up… Continue reading Wulfie: Saves the Planet by Lindsay Sedgwick

Blog Tour, Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

The Girl Who Talked to Trees by Natasha Farrant & Lydia Corry ~ Blog Tour

“Sometimes, if you listen carefully, it’s almost as though you can hear voices among the trees. One day – it is said – they will grant a wish… to the right person.” Every tree has a story to tell. That’s what Olive discovers when she sets out to save her best friend – the 400-year-old… Continue reading The Girl Who Talked to Trees by Natasha Farrant & Lydia Corry ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

It’s Up to Us: A Children’s Terra Carta for Nature, People & Planet by Christopher Lloyd

It's Up to Us: A Children's Terra Carta for Nature, People & Planet is a gorgeous collection of illustrations from 33 award-winning artists. Each page is bright, full of detail and uniquely powerful. Lyrical descriptions of the key elements of our world and our human connection to them lead readers towards a "Terra Carta" -… Continue reading It’s Up to Us: A Children’s Terra Carta for Nature, People & Planet by Christopher Lloyd

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Song That Sings Us by Nicola Davies

The Song That Sings Us is a powerful novel encouraging empathy for the Earth and challenging readers to take up the fight of protecting our world from the damage of greed and power. When their rebel mother dies in an attack on their mountain home, Harlon and twins, Ash & Xeno, are left to pick… Continue reading The Song That Sings Us by Nicola Davies

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