Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Walker: The Mystery of the Missing Millions by Shoo Rayner

Walker: The Mystery of the Missing Millions is the second fantastic doggy mystery adventure from the talented author/illustrator Shoo Rayner. Ten-year-old Walker walks dogs because he can’t have one of his own. His father says he has a special “way with dogs” when, in reality, he can actually talk to them – and they talk… Continue reading Walker: The Mystery of the Missing Millions by Shoo Rayner

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Agent Zaiba Investigates: The Haunted House by Annabelle Sami

The Haunted House is a real ‘who dunnit’ as readers try to solve this fun, spooky mystery along with Zaiba and her friends. A new family has moved into Oakwood Manor but someone doesn’t want them there. Is it a ghost or is it a member of the community who wants the old house for… Continue reading Agent Zaiba Investigates: The Haunted House by Annabelle Sami

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest by Vashti Hardy & George Ermos

I can’t wait for the world to meet Harley Hitch! She’s sassy and smart, impulsive and full of initiative – such a fantastic role model for girls and boys. Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest is a delightful romp through a mechanical forest bursting with STEM-fuelled girl power! Harley lives in Inventia with her dog,… Continue reading Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest by Vashti Hardy & George Ermos

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Twitch by M.G. Leonard

Non-fiction meets delightful narrative in this story bursting with fascinating facts about all sorts of birds and the intriguing world of birdwatching. M.G. Leonard has gone above and beyond with her knowledge of birds and passion for her hero to come out on top no matter how many challenges he faces. Twitch is a story… Continue reading Twitch by M.G. Leonard

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Peril at the Bake Off by Ruth Quayle & illustrated by Marta Kissi (Blog Tour)

Peril at the Bake Off is a brilliant children’s mystery story. Ruth Quayle has captured the essence of childhood when life is one big adventure. This story is about kids being kids - having fun and getting into all sorts of trouble with their cousins. Bella and Joe are spending the summer with their granny… Continue reading Peril at the Bake Off by Ruth Quayle & illustrated by Marta Kissi (Blog Tour)

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

How to be Brave by Daisy May Johnson

How to Be Brave is a funny and engaging book uniquely told through the power of footnotes. With a chatty style, the reader is pulled right into the story almost as an additional character. The narrator breaks the fourth wall by addressing the reader directly, drawing us into every questions, dilemma and decision. Calla lives… Continue reading How to be Brave by Daisy May Johnson

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Wizard in the Wood by Louie Stowell & illustrated by Davide Ortu

The Wizard in the Wood is the third instalment in the The Dragon in the Library series for readers age 7+. The opening perfectly recaps all the magical happenings of the previous story so it could stand alone as a fun adventure without reading the others first. The Wizard in the Wood is engaging right… Continue reading The Wizard in the Wood by Louie Stowell & illustrated by Davide Ortu

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Secret Detectives by Ella Risbridger

A life-changing journey on a 19th century ship bound for England, leaving behind everything you’ve ever known, witnessing a murder on a dark night… The Secret Detectives is a gripping Middle Grade mystery with hints of Nancy Drew and The Secret Garden intertwined in its gripping plot. Eleven-year-old Isobel Petty is alone in the world.… Continue reading The Secret Detectives by Ella Risbridger

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, Middle Grade Fiction

A Tangle of Spells by Michelle Harrison

The Widdershins sisters are back with their third magical fantasy adventure. They are finally leaving their home in Poacher’s Pocket, a ramshackle pub on Crowstone Island. Moving on from the gloom of the prison and the Sorrow Isles, they journey to the mainland and a bright future. Fliss, Betty and Charlie, along with Father, Granny… Continue reading A Tangle of Spells by Michelle Harrison