Article, Reading

Stories for Remembrance

I'm delighted to have been asked by True Education Partnerships to write an article about books to commemorate Remembrance Day. There are so many wonderful stories to choose from. Please visit the True Education Partnerships website to read the article: https://www.trueeducationpartnerships.com/schools/stories-to-mark-remembrance-day-schools/ Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy

Splinters of Scarlet is a gripping historical adventure with a fascinating thread of fantasy and magic woven into the tale. Life in Denmark in the mid-1800s is hard, especially for orphans Marit and Eve who have no one to care for them. Too old to stay at the orphanage, Marit struggles with the deaths of… Continue reading Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy

Article, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Reading

Brilliant Books for Autumn

The air is crisp, leaves are falling and nights are drawing in. Autumn is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. I'm really pleased to have written an article for True Education Partnerships with five fantastic books for Autumn! Follow the link to read the article: https://www.trueeducationpartnerships.com/schools/five-brilliant-books-for-autumn/ Click on the covers below… Continue reading Brilliant Books for Autumn

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Daisy and the Unknown Warrior by Tony Bradman & illustrated by Tania Rex

Daisy and the Unknown Warrior is a powerful and important story commemorating the centenary of the burial of Britain’s Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey in November 1920. Tony Bradman tells the story from the point of view of Daisy, an 11-year-old girl, who lost her father in the First World War. “Missing, presumed dead”, he… Continue reading Daisy and the Unknown Warrior by Tony Bradman & illustrated by Tania Rex

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

Frost by Holly Webb & illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

I have been completely taken in by Holly Webb’s gorgeous animal stories full of love, hope and time-travelling adventures! Frost is a wonderful story about a young girl who begins to care for a small fox living in some waste land near her home. Despite warnings from the adults in her life to stay away… Continue reading Frost by Holly Webb & illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Tigers in the Tower by Julia Golding

Lose yourself in the rich symbolism and powerful messages of The Tigers in the Tower by Julia Golding. Sahira faces the jungle of Georgian London with no one but two majestic Indian tigers. Having lost her parents to fever on the treacherous sea voyage from Calcutta to London, Sahira must fend for herself and fight… Continue reading The Tigers in the Tower by Julia Golding

Activity Books, Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Find Tom in Time: Ming Dynasty China by Fatti Burke with The British Museum

Find Tom in Time is a series of fantastically fun non-fiction books with a twist! Page after page of puzzle-solving adventures make them incredibly appealing.  They will be snatched up by every child who spots them! With clear historical overviews and detailed facts on every page, they are so much more than just search and… Continue reading Find Tom in Time: Ming Dynasty China by Fatti Burke with The British Museum

Book Review, Early Reader

The Pharaoh’s Curse by Holly Webb & illustrated by Sarah Lodge

The Pharaoh’s Curse is the second book in the Museum Kittens series by Holly Webb. In this charming story, four little kittens love living in the museum and want to protect the special treasures housed there. One day a new item arrives in the Egyptian Gallery – a piece of papyrus from the Book of… Continue reading The Pharaoh’s Curse by Holly Webb & illustrated by Sarah Lodge

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The Humans by Jonny Marx & illustrated by Charlie Davis

The Humans is the ultimate guide to ancient civilisations for children. Celebrating how amazing humans are, it showcases the diversity, creativity and ingenuity of civilisations over time. With a focus on accomplishments and the rise and fall of groups of people, it highlights the inventions, technologies, practices and traditions that made each unique. From the… Continue reading The Humans by Jonny Marx & illustrated by Charlie Davis