Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Hunt for the Nightingale by Sarah Ann Juckes

The Hunt for the Nightingale is a wonderfully unique story of loss, grief and the healing power of the natural world for anyone who has ever lost someone special. Bird-loving Jasper is waiting for his big sister Rosie and their beloved nightingale to return to their garden. When they don’t arrive, he decides the only… Continue reading The Hunt for the Nightingale by Sarah Ann Juckes

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

A Storm of Sisters by Michelle Harrison

It was wonderful to read a sneak peak of the fourth book in Michelle Harrison’s brilliant A Pinch of Magic series – A Storm of Sisters! The Widdershins sisters are back. It’s deepest winter. Betty, Fliss and Charlie are visiting their cousin, Clarissa, in far away Wilderness. This enchanted town has an eerie past with… Continue reading A Storm of Sisters by Michelle Harrison

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Bruno and Frida by Tony Bradman & illustrated by Tania Rex

The story of 11 year-old Bruno Beck and his dog, Frida, stopped me in my tracks. Honest and powerful, it is an emotional portrayal of life in East Germany in 1945. Russian troops are moving in and people are being forced from their homes. Essentially, millions of people become refugees in an instant. Bruno and… Continue reading Bruno and Frida by Tony Bradman & illustrated by Tania Rex

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle by Jo Clarke

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle by Jo Clarke is an absolute delight. Full of spark and intuition, it celebrates the fact that kids can do anything – including outsmarting the adults who think they’re more clever. This fast-paced mystery overflowing with clues took me back to my love of Nancy Drew mysteries as a child.… Continue reading Libby and the Parisian Puzzle by Jo Clarke

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Secret of the Treasure Keepers by A.M. Howell

A.M. Howell’s newest book, The Secret of the Treasure Keepers, is an absolute triumph of historical fiction for children filled with positivity, hope and determination. Reading this, I felt like I was back with an old friend – comfortable and ready for a new adventure. In no time at all, I was completely immersed in… Continue reading The Secret of the Treasure Keepers by A.M. Howell

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Let’s Get Festive Blog Tour ~ The Miracle on Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle

A team of twelve Christmas elves have joined forces to bring you a festive treat - the Let's Get Festive! 12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour Join in every day from the 1st to the 12th of December for our favourite Christmas books! The Miracle on Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle A magical snow globe,… Continue reading Let’s Get Festive Blog Tour ~ The Miracle on Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle

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

Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler – Review by Charlotte, age 13

Meet Twelve. The Pledge changed her name. She will change the world. I first picked up this book because my Mum had been sent it and was about to start reading it and the cover intrigued me. I read the blurb, then the first page and then the next thing I knew, I was 6… Continue reading Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler – Review by Charlotte, age 13