Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee

The thing with dragons was that no one expected to find one. Pip loves spending time in the magic and peace of the creek. It’s much better than the tense atmosphere at home where her mum’s partner, Matt, is angry, threatening and controlling most of the time. Pip loves her mum and wants nothing more… Continue reading Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask by Mark Jones & illustrated by Seamus Jennings

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask is a classic crime thriller with a twist. Full of funny, fantastical characters and a dark edge, children will love trying to solve the mystery along with Jade and her dragon friend, Lester Thyme. It’s an ordinary winter’s day when Rita unknowingly follows Lester from Morecambe into the strange… Continue reading Rita Wong and the Jade Mask by Mark Jones & illustrated by Seamus Jennings

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Toby and the Silver Blood Witches by Sally Doherty

Unexpected witches, a brilliant little bat, broomsticks, wands, spells and a Golden Retrieagle called Cuddles – all the ingredients of a fantastic middle grade fantasy adventure with a whole lot of heart! Twelve-year-old Toby is a young carer, looking after his mum who struggles with M.E. He loves her so much and wants to do… Continue reading Toby and the Silver Blood Witches by Sally Doherty

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Diary of an Accidental Witch by Perdita & Honor Cargill

Diary of an Accidental Witch is engaging from start to finish. Bea Black is a girl with so much spark. The fun, diary style is lively and allows her personality to shine through. Readers will want to be friends with Bea and join her in her magical school adventures. Bea and her dad have moved… Continue reading Diary of an Accidental Witch by Perdita & Honor Cargill

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

WishYouWas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page

WishYouWas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters is a charming fantasy for younger middle grade readers. Reminiscent of The Borrowers with a lovely Royal Mail twist, it is captivating from beginning to end. It’s December 1952 and a thick smog has settled over Britain. Penny Black’s mum, an airmail pilot, is stuck in France, unable… Continue reading WishYouWas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page

Blog Tour, Middle Grade Fiction

Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor ~ Extract Blog Tour

It is such a privilege to welcome author Thomas Taylor to Scope for Imagination for the Shadowghast extract blog tour. Shadowghast is the third book in the fantastic Eerie-on-Sea series. It published on the 2nd of September 2021. Don't miss this deliciously spooky book and its predecessors - Malamander & Gargantis! Now, curl up and… Continue reading Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor ~ Extract Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis

Triplets, unique powers, a family secret and a lost heir – perfect ingredients for a captivating fantasy adventure! Cordelia, Rosalind and Giles live with their mother and older brother in an enchanted castle deep in the forest. Rosalind longs to be a fierce knight, Giles a wonderful singer, and Cordelia – she just longs to… Continue reading The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr

From the first page, The Book of Stolen Dreams pulls the reader right into mystery and adventure. There is a classic feeling to this story – a weightiness of something you just know is going to be epic. Brother and sister, Robert and Rachel Klein, are left orphaned in Krasnia – a city devastated by… Continue reading The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Dragon City by Katie Tsang & Kevin Tsang

I think this just might be my favourite book in the fantastic Dragon Realm series! Full of action and excitement, the gang are even more reliant on their relationships with each other as they try to rescue their dragons and find their way home. We rejoin Billy, Dylan, Charlotte and Ling-Fei in some sort of… Continue reading Dragon City by Katie Tsang & Kevin Tsang

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Curse of the Dearmad by Emma Mylrea

Curse of the Dearmad is an engaging new middle grade fantasy from Emma Mylrea. Twins, Percy and Nell, are starting high school. As if that isn't challenging enough, there is something the matter with their mother and she has to go away to get well. Heartbroken, Percy and Nell struggle to think of anything they… Continue reading Curse of the Dearmad by Emma Mylrea