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, Picture Books

Bob the Bear’s Adventures by Alice Chambers

Bob the Bear's Adventures by Kindergarten manager & author Alice Chambers is a sweet book about friendship and all the fun little ones can have in their garden. Everyone loves hide and seek, especially with their teddy bear friends. This story will inspire young children to take their games outside and enjoy imaginative play. Every… Continue reading Bob the Bear’s Adventures by Alice Chambers

Book Review, Early Reader

Magnificent Mabel and the Very Important Witch by Ruth Quayle & Julia Christians

Magnificent Mabel is a wonderfully charming little girl with a big voice! She is clear about what she wants and isn’t afraid to go out and get it. Magnificent Mabel and the Very Important Witch is the fifth book in a charming early reader series for children age 5-7. Each of the three chapters is… Continue reading Magnificent Mabel and the Very Important Witch by Ruth Quayle & Julia Christians

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Fledgling by Lucy Hope

Love is the food that nurtures them… When a winged creature is blown into Cassie’s room during a storm, her life changes forever. Village folklore and rumours of the past manifest themselves in this unusual being. What is it? Why has it come? Who does it want? The mysteries of this powerful story are carefully… Continue reading Fledgling by Lucy Hope

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Young Adult

Welcome to Consent by Yumi Stynes & Dr Melissa Kang

What is “Consent” and why is it so important that everyone understands what it means? This book is the ultimate guide to this essential concept – ensuring that readers make important decisions about what they are and are not ok with and how to communicate this to others. Going beyond “Yes means yes” and “No… Continue reading Welcome to Consent by Yumi Stynes & Dr Melissa Kang

Book Review, Picture Books

I’m Sticking with You Too by Smriti Halls & Steve Small

Bear and Squirrel are back in this musical story of friendship and acceptance. The two fun, furry friends have a good thing going – they love making music together and everything’s great. When Chicken comes along and wants to join their gang, they decide three is a crowd and there’s simply no room for another… Continue reading I’m Sticking with You Too by Smriti Halls & Steve Small

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Swop The Satsuma-Sized Secret by Lucy Noguera & illustrated by Laura Ireland

Swop is a super cute pup that young readers will love. Perfect for Lower Key Two, this book is sure to become a favourite on classroom bookshelves. Swop is the world’s smallest dog and just the distraction Ernie needs when his family moves to the city and he has to start over. Dad is gone… Continue reading Swop The Satsuma-Sized Secret by Lucy Noguera & illustrated by Laura Ireland

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

Book Review, Picture Books

Rock and Roll by Hazel Terry

Rock and Roll is a unique picture book that children will treasure. Celebrating the beauty of the world, it shows the value of a lifelong friendship and how elements of life are so intricately connected. Two boulders stand strong year in and year out. Over time, the seasons change, and eventually, people come. They leave… Continue reading Rock and Roll by Hazel Terry

Book Review, Picture Books

Together by Jane Chapman

Together is a beautiful picture book that teaches young readers that sadness doesn’t have to last – there is comfort in friendship and community. Being together is always better than being alone. This story follows a little gorilla alone in the jungle. Something big and scary comes along. It seems frightening but it’s actually a… Continue reading Together by Jane Chapman