Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Forgotten Crown by James Haddell ~ Blog Tour

Tales of Truth and Treasure by James Haddell is a celebration of families brought together by adoption. The Forgotten Crown is the highly-anticipated second book in the series. Tia Trevelyan has settled into her new family in Stormhaven but despite a growing sense of peace and belonging, she still has so many questions about her… Continue reading The Forgotten Crown by James Haddell ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track by Annelise Gray

Publishing: February 2022 Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track is the stunning sequel to Annelise’s Gray’s Roman adventure, Race to the Death. Set in Roman-controlled Northern Africa in AD 38, it paints a vivid picture of the power and passion of the world of horses and chariot racing. After defeating the emperor’s team at the… Continue reading Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track by Annelise Gray

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

Blog Tour, Book Review, Guest Post, Middle Grade Fiction

The Runaways of Haddington Hall by Vivian French ~ Blog Tour & Guest Post

The Runaways of Haddington Hall is a fast-paced Victorian adventure full of fire and determination! Minnie O'Sullivan is the daughter of a washer woman who teaches her how to stand up for herself and make her own way in the world. When a series of small mistakes land Minnie in Mrs Haddington's home for wayward… Continue reading The Runaways of Haddington Hall by Vivian French ~ Blog Tour & Guest Post

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Time School: We Will Stand with Them by Nikki Young

Time School: We Will Stand with Them is the third book in the brilliant time-slip series by Nikki Young. Each story centres around a different period in history set against the backdrop of Hickley, a Yorkshire mill town. Four friends – Nadia, Jess, Tomma & Ash – each discover a connection to their past that… Continue reading Time School: We Will Stand with Them by Nikki Young

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Following Frankenstein by Catherine Bruton

This book comes just in time for my twins’ exploration of Gothic Literature in their Year 7 English lessons. Our house has been full of discussions about monsters and darkness, melancholy and death. Following Frankenstein gives a whole new perspective on a classic story. Maggie has always known the tale of the desperate creator and… Continue reading Following Frankenstein by Catherine Bruton

Book Review, Graphic Novel, Non-fiction Books

A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything in Between by Mike Barfield & Jess Bradley

Mike Barfield & Jess Bradley are back with another fantastic non-fiction graphic novel style book packed full of information that children will love. Following the huge success of Blue Peter Book Award winner, A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You, A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything in Between by Mike Barfield & Jess Bradley

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