Book Review, Picture Books

Loud! by Rose Robbins

LOUD! is another wonderfully inclusive story from author/illustrator Rose Robbins. Abigail finds school difficult. Her ADHD means she can be disruptive in class, struggles to concentrate and becomes frustrated with herself and others. She doesn’t want to do writing. She’d rather scribble, fiddle and stare out the window. When things get too much, she finds… Continue reading Loud! by Rose Robbins

Book Review, Picture Books

The Boys by Lauren Ace & Jenny Lovlie

The Boys is a beautiful tribute to friendship and growing up. It has been created by Lauren Ace and Jenny Lovlie who also gave us the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize Winner, The Girls. Four young boys are as close as brothers. The bonds of their friendship are strong enough to last a lifetime. Through the… Continue reading The Boys by Lauren Ace & Jenny Lovlie

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

Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

The Perfect Fit by Naomi Jones & James Jones (Blog Tour)

The Perfect Fit is the perfect combination of Maths and PSHCE wrapped up in a colourful, friendly picture book. Inspired by their eldest son trying to make friends at nursery, Naomi and James Jones have created an engaging book so many children (and parents) will be able to relate to. Triangle is desperate to have… Continue reading The Perfect Fit by Naomi Jones & James Jones (Blog Tour)

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)

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Storm Keepers’ Battle by Catherine Doyle

The Storm Keepers’ Battle is the action-packed, emotional  conclusion to Catherine Doyle’s Storm Keeper Trilogy. This brilliant middle grade fantasy will carry readers away on an exciting adventure through wind, waves and the magic of memories. The island of Arranmore off the west coast of Ireland is bursting with magic. Good and evil have long… Continue reading The Storm Keepers’ Battle by Catherine Doyle

Book Review, Picture Books

Out of Nowhere by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Out of Nowhere is the charming story of two friends – a beetle and a caterpillar. Gorgeous black and white illustrations with simple red accents depict a tale of kindness, acceptance and true friendship. Readers see beetle and caterpillar sharing a picnic on  a big rock and watching the moon. They love to be together.… Continue reading Out of Nowhere by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Book Review, Picture Books

Stories of Acceptance from Owlet Press

Marney’s Mix-Up by Jane Rushmore & illustrated by Sally Darby It’s autumn and the squirrels are busy collecting nuts and acorns to store for winter. It’s Marney the grey squirrel’s first year gathering his own food and it’s trickier than he expected. While he’s out on his own, he spots a frightening monster in the… Continue reading Stories of Acceptance from Owlet Press

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

Edgar and Adolf by Phil Earle & Michael Wagg

Edgar and Adolf is a beautiful story published by Oxford University Press in association with Barrington Stoke. It is the perfect combination of a rich, heartfelt story with accessible vocabulary, spacing and font. This story bridges the gap between middle grade and young adult wonderfully and  I can already think of so many children with… Continue reading Edgar and Adolf by Phil Earle & Michael Wagg

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

I Am the Minotaur by Anthony McGowan

I Am the Minotaur is a story of hiding, of darkness, of being alone but it is also a story of find out who you really are and doing the right thing even if no one is there to see it. Matthew is not your usual hero.  He is the minotaur – the monster no… Continue reading I Am the Minotaur by Anthony McGowan