Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

The Boy Who Rescued a Rainbow by Corrina Campbell ~ Blog Tour

Be STRONG, BRAVE and FEARLESS but what does that really mean? The Boy Who Rescued a Rainbow is the beautiful story of a child full of adventures. When he finds a damaged rainbow, he carefully repairs it until it is better than new. Together, they go on many more adventures until, one day, the rainbow… Continue reading The Boy Who Rescued a Rainbow by Corrina Campbell ~ Blog Tour

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

The Dragon in the Bookshop by Ewa Jozefkowiez ~ Blog Tour & Guest Post

The Dragon in the Bookshop is a powerful story about childhood bereavement, friendship and finding strength. Ewa Jozefkowiez gives her characters a voice even when they're unable to speak. When Kon's father dies, he finds comfort in quiet. More than anything, he wants to be the intrepid explorer Dad always encouraged him to be -… Continue reading The Dragon in the Bookshop by Ewa Jozefkowiez ~ Blog Tour & Guest Post

Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

Happy Sad by Pippa Goodhart & Augusta Kirkwood ~ Blog Tour

Even when life is fun, full of friends and absolutely joyful, we can still have mixed-emotions - the feeling of being Happy Sad. Toby learns about this feeling when he meets a stranded mermaid in a rock pool near his home by the sea. He takes her to his house and looks after her the… Continue reading Happy Sad by Pippa Goodhart & Augusta Kirkwood ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Magic of Nature in Middle Grade

The natural world has a magic all its own. Even though we know so much about how plants grow, reproduce and fill our world, it is still inexplicably wondrous to be surrounded by something so alive - the damp shadows of the forest, the new shoots of a seed, the medicinal powers not created by… Continue reading The Magic of Nature in Middle Grade

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Wondrous Prune by Ellie Clements

The Wondrous Prune is a magical treat exploding with empathy and PSHE themes. Dealing with bereavement, moving house, starting at a new school, friendships, bullying and being pushed into criminal activity is all dealt with sensitively and in a way that empowers children. Prune is just an ordinary kid who wishes she could be a… Continue reading The Wondrous Prune by Ellie Clements

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Birdsong by Katya Balen

The healing power of nature and music weaves its way through this stunning story. In Annie, Katya Balen has created another character who is so unique and so real. Her inner voice is strong, vibrating with emotion and truth that will gently wind its way inside the reader and change them. This is a book… Continue reading Birdsong by Katya Balen

Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill ~ Blog Tour

Kelly Barnhill tells stories that stay with readers long after the book has ended. I loved The Girl Who Drank the Moon with its exploration of kindness, strength and positivity so when I was asked to take part in this blog tour for The Ogress and the Orphans, I jumped at the chance. What is… Continue reading The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Picture Books

The River by Tom Percival

The movement of the river, the changing of the seasons and the details of the beautiful setting lay the foundations for this powerful story about friendship, grief and healing. Rowan loves to play by the river with his fun-loving dog. The emotions of the river echo the emotions of the boy - light and joyful… Continue reading The River by Tom Percival

Book Review, Picture Books

Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf by Sam Wedelich

When I was small, the story of Chicken Little was one of my favourites. I remember listening to it at preschool and keeping one eye on the sky just in case it started falling! We first meet this modern Chicken Little in Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale! Chicken Little and the Big… Continue reading Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf by Sam Wedelich