Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson & illustrated by Anna Tromop

Wolfstongue is a story of connection – connection to the earth, to animals, to yourself. Silas likes being by himself. A stammer and the bullies who torment him force him to keep to himself, to keep quiet and face the world alone. But when he finds an injured wolf on the cycle path, he becomes… Continue reading Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson & illustrated by Anna Tromop

Book Review, Picture Books

Loud! by Rose Robbins

LOUD! is another wonderfully inclusive story from author/illustrator Rose Robbins. Abigail finds school difficult. Her ADHD means she can be disruptive in class, struggles to concentrate and becomes frustrated with herself and others. She doesn’t want to do writing. She’d rather scribble, fiddle and stare out the window. When things get too much, she finds… Continue reading Loud! by Rose Robbins

Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

Can Bears Ski? by Raymond Antrobus & illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Can Bears Ski? is a charming and powerful picture book that follows Boy Bear on a journey of discovery. Growing up always bring challenges and changes. For Boy Bear, this means learning about being hard of hearing and how to cope with all of the things that will help him to better understand the world… Continue reading Can Bears Ski? by Raymond Antrobus & illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Book Review, Picture Books, Uncategorized

I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott & Sydney Smith

I Talk Like a River by Canadians Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith is a powerful picture book told through the thoughts of a young boy who stutters. He is surrounded by sounds. When he wakes up in the morning, the sounds of the words that are all around him become stuck in his mouth stopping… Continue reading I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott & Sydney Smith

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh is inspirational, touching and downright funny! Billy Plimpton has a stammer. As he leaves Year 6 and begins secondary school, he is terrified of others finding out. He does all he can to hide his voice and think of ways to cure his stammer so he can follow his… Continue reading The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter

Book Review, Graphic Novel, Uncategorized

El Deafo by Cece Bell ~ Review by Lucy, age 10

El Deafo is a great book about a small girl, called Cece, who was really poorly with meningitis when she was little and she lost her hearing. Cece had to wear a hearing aid that was a box that had straps that she had to put her arms through. Coming out of the sides of… Continue reading El Deafo by Cece Bell ~ Review by Lucy, age 10

Book Review, Picture Books

Me and My Sister by Rose Robbins

Me and My Sister is a lovely picture book depicting life with an autistic sibling. Like all brothers & sisters, these children have similarities and differences. They get along, fall out and things don’t always seem fair. They love spending time together but also appreciate their time apart. The narrator of the story loves his… Continue reading Me and My Sister by Rose Robbins

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Buddy’s Story by Blake Morgan

Buddy, a chocolate Labrador, has a Very Important Job. He is a Detection Dog for a 12-year-old boy with anaemia. It’s up to Buddy to keep his best friend, Noah, safe and help him do what he needs if he becomes unwell. Using his calm nature, excellent training and outstanding sense of smell, Buddy is… Continue reading Buddy’s Story by Blake Morgan