Blog Tour, Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

The Girl Who Talked to Trees by Natasha Farrant & Lydia Corry ~ Blog Tour

“Sometimes, if you listen carefully, it’s almost as though you can hear voices among the trees. One day – it is said – they will grant a wish… to the right person.” Every tree has a story to tell. That’s what Olive discovers when she sets out to save her best friend – the 400-year-old… Continue reading The Girl Who Talked to Trees by Natasha Farrant & Lydia Corry ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Stuntboy: In the Meantime by Jason Reynolds & Raul the Third

Portico Reeves is the greatest superhero you’ve never heard of! His secret power – making sure all the other heroes in his life stay super and safe. No matter what, he has to protect his secret identity so no one discovers he is Stuntboy. This empathy-building illustrated novel is perfect for readers age 8+. The… Continue reading Stuntboy: In the Meantime by Jason Reynolds & Raul the Third

Blog Tour, Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

The Cartoons that Came to Life by Tom Ellen & Phil Corbett ~ Blog Tour

The Cartoons that Came to Life is a fun, unpredictable middle grade illustrated comic series. Finn Morris is always daydreaming and doodling. He much prefers to be in his own cartoon fantasy world than focusing on school. But when one of his drawings looks strangely similar to the school bully, things start to go very… Continue reading The Cartoons that Came to Life by Tom Ellen & Phil Corbett ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Grace-Ella: Pixie Pandemonium by Sharon Marie Jones

June 2021 Grace-Ella: Pixie Pandemonium is the third book in a fun series aimed at 7-9 year olds from Sharon Marie Jones & Adrianna J. Puglisi. It is just the kind of books my daughters would have loved when they were a little bit younger – a magical story with an environmental message, manageable chapters,… Continue reading Grace-Ella: Pixie Pandemonium by Sharon Marie Jones

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Stick Boy by Paul Coomey – Blog Tour & Special Guest Post by the Author!

Review by Lucy (age 10, Year 6) Stick Boy is a book about a boy who is literately a stick boy. The entire world is in 3D whilst Stick Boy is just a stick. He was bullied by lots of different kids at his old school so he had to move to a different city… Continue reading Stick Boy by Paul Coomey – Blog Tour & Special Guest Post by the Author!

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Remarkable Rebels ~ A personalised book by Julia Gray & illustrated by Laura Borio

The Remarkable Rebels books from Wonderbly are incredibly personal and powerful for the reader. Each book is unique with a main character specially tailored to match the young reader and with inspiring role models chosen to match their personality and interests. My daughter, Charlie, and I had a great time choosing the elements of her… Continue reading Remarkable Rebels ~ A personalised book by Julia Gray & illustrated by Laura Borio

Book Review, Early Reader, Illustrated Fiction

Midnight Magic by Michelle Harrison & illustrated by Elissa Elwick

Midnight Magic is a wonderfully charming verse novel from the magnificent Michelle Harrison (author of the A Pinch of Magic series). Published on the 1st October 2020, it is perfect for young readers on spooky autumn days leading up to Hallowe’en. Midnight is a very special kitten – a beautiful black cat with rare magical… Continue reading Midnight Magic by Michelle Harrison & illustrated by Elissa Elwick

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Pizazz by Sophy Henn

Pizazz by Sophy Henn is the first in a fun, new, illustrated series for readers age 7+. Full of superheroes with superpowers, it’s bound to appeal to so many young readers. Most people assume that being a superhero is really cool but Pizazz just doesn’t agree. Her name is embarrassing, she hates her clothes and… Continue reading Pizazz by Sophy Henn

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

The Story of Babushka by Catherine Flores & illustrated by Ana Beatriz Marques

The Story of Babushka is a delightful tale of being true to yourself and finding your place in the world. The Matryoshka (Russian Nesting Doll) is a charming symbol of Russian folk culture and represents the beautiful layers of women. In this story, we meet the lovely Babushka made up of five unique dolls. Each… Continue reading The Story of Babushka by Catherine Flores & illustrated by Ana Beatriz Marques

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Level Up! Last One Standing by Tom Nicoll & illustrated by Anjan Sarkar

Some kids really get into their games but nothing like Flo and Max! The Level Up! series is like a modern-day Jumanji. Best friends, Flo and Max, get trapped inside a video game and can’t escape until they manage to complete it.  With non-stop action and adventure plus brilliant illustrations, there are so many kids… Continue reading Level Up! Last One Standing by Tom Nicoll & illustrated by Anjan Sarkar