Blog Tour, Middle Grade Fiction

Orla and the Wild Hunt by Anna Hoghton ~ Blog Tour

I have been eagerly awaiting Orla and the Wild Hunt by Anna Hoghton and it is more than I could have ever hoped for! Dark folklore combines with the unbreakable spirit of children to create a story packed full of peril, sacrifice, loyalty, friendship and love. Orla doesn't sing anymore. The death of her mum… Continue reading Orla and the Wild Hunt by Anna Hoghton ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Bird Singers by Eve Wersocki Morris

Polish folklore meets the damp, misty Lake District in this deliciously creepy mystery. Layah and her sister Izzie's summer is thoroughly disrupted when their mum suddenly changes their holiday plans and decides they need to go to Lowesdale - a town with cafes full of delicious food but not much else. Layah is unsettled. It's… Continue reading The Bird Singers by Eve Wersocki Morris

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson

Based on an intriguing Russian folk poem, Nightingale the Robber, telling of a mysterious man with bird-like features and a powerful, dangerous whistle, The Thief Who Sang Storms, is a captivating story of grief, finding hope in even the darkest of places, and the importance of unity in diversity. Readers will be completely mesmerised by… Continue reading The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Mermaid in the Millpond by Lucy Strange & Pam Smy

Books from Barrington Stoke are so often my go-to recommendations for teachers and parents. First and foremost, they are fantastically engaging stories from some of the best, current authors in the UK. The quality of the writing is incredible and children are soon carried away in the adventures. What makes Barrington Stoke books really special… Continue reading The Mermaid in the Millpond by Lucy Strange & Pam Smy

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Picture Books

Arthur: The Always King by Kevin Crossley-Holland & Chris Riddell

The legends of King Arthur are eternal. Much like the title of this gorgeous book, he will forever be “The Always King”. Keven Crossley-Holland and Chris Riddell have come together to create a book absolutely worthy of the timeless stories it holds. Each stage of Arthur’s life is retold with language that will engage and… Continue reading Arthur: The Always King by Kevin Crossley-Holland & Chris Riddell

Book Review, Guest Post, Non-fiction Books

Ireland: The People, The Places, The Stories by Rachel Pierce ~ Guest Post

I'm thrilled to welcome Rachel Pierce to Scope for Imagination with a fascinating guest post. Her new book is bursting with intriguing information about this wonderful country and culture. The Hidden History of Ireland by Rachel Pierce, author of Ireland: The People, The Places, The Stories Ireland is an island of stories. They are woven… Continue reading Ireland: The People, The Places, The Stories by Rachel Pierce ~ Guest Post

Blog Tour, Book Review, Chapter Book (7-9), Uncategorized

Tiger Warrior: Attack of the Dragon King by M. Chan ~ Blog Tour

Tiger Warrior: Attack of the Dragon King is the first book in an exciting new series for ages 6+ by M. Chan. Jack loves video games – especially when he is defeating dragons. His Yeye (grandfather) can’t believe all the time he spends in front of a screen and decides it’s time for Jack to… Continue reading Tiger Warrior: Attack of the Dragon King by M. Chan ~ Blog Tour

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Song of the Far Isles by Nicholas Bowling ~ Blog Tour

Song of the Far Isles is a beautifully magical tale of the music that makes us who we are. Oran lives on the island of Little Drum where music is everything: birth instruments, life songs and the ghasts (their ancestors who linger to hear the music). But everything changes when the Duchess arrives from the… Continue reading Song of the Far Isles by Nicholas Bowling ~ Blog Tour