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

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Bigfoot Mountain by Roderick O’Grady

Connection with nature and respect for life in the wild is central to this story of love and healing. Twelve-year-old Minnie lives in remote North American mountains with her stepfather Dan. Since her mother passed away, life just hasn’t been the same and she hasn’t been able to shake the feeling of loss that threatens… Continue reading Bigfoot Mountain by Roderick O’Grady

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Midnight Swan by Catherine Fisher

It is an absolute pleasure to be a part of the blog tour for the highly anticipated final book in the Clockwork Crow trilogy! It’s the Summer Fair! At first, Seren is distracted by the worries of her dear friend, the Crow, but she and Tomos are soon completely enthralled by all of the amazing… Continue reading The Midnight Swan by Catherine Fisher

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Haunting of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes

The Haunting of Aveline Jones is a deliciously scary story that will send shivers down your spine. One cold, blustery October half-term, Aveline travels to the Cornish coast to spend the week with her hard-edged Aunt Lillian. Right from the start, readers are immersed in a shadowy, autumnal mood. The town of Malmouth is full… Continue reading The Haunting of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Velvet Fox by Catherine Fisher

The lilt of haunting music carried on the breeze; a soft, velvety laugh; a magical toy carousel turning in the night – The Velvet Fox is the spine-tingling sequel to Catherine Fisher’s brilliant story, The Clockwork Crow. Seren and Tomos have become firm friends in Plas-y-Fran since their first dangerous encounter with the magical Tylwyth… Continue reading The Velvet Fox by Catherine Fisher

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson

The Castle of Tangled Magic is a book full of the anticipation of something truly special. The wisdom of the elderly, ancient magic and Russian folklore flows off the page in language full of wonder and enchantment. Sophie Anderson is a master storyteller with a richness unparalleled and an ability to draw readers into gloriously… Continue reading The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson

Activity Books, Book Review, Picture Books, Poetry

The Book of Selkie by Briana Corr Scott

The Book of Selkie by Canadian author Briana Corr Scott is an absolutely gorgeous poetry picture book explaining the mystical creature of the sea – the Selkie. With rich, earthy colours and water that shimmers like gems, the illustrations draw readers in with a magical charm. A spell is cast as we enter the world… Continue reading The Book of Selkie by Briana Corr Scott