Book Review, Interview, Middle Grade Fiction

Arctic Star ~ Q&A with Tom Palmer

Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer returns with a thrilling naval adventure inspired by the incredible history of the Second World War Arctic convoys.Winter 1942. Teenagers Francis, Joseph and Stephen are Royal Navy recruits on their first mission at sea during the Second World War. Their ship is part of an Arctic convoy sailing to Russia to… Continue reading Arctic Star ~ Q&A with Tom Palmer

Article, Reading

Stories for Remembrance

I'm delighted to have been asked by True Education Partnerships to write an article about books to commemorate Remembrance Day. There are so many wonderful stories to choose from. Please visit the True Education Partnerships website to read the article: https://www.trueeducationpartnerships.com/schools/stories-to-mark-remembrance-day-schools/ Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Glassheart by Katharine Orton

It’s the end of the Second World War and the entire world is healing. Memories of the Blitz, loss and hardship continue to haunt those who have survived. Nona and her Uncle Antoni work together to replace the beautiful stained-glass windows in war torn buildings. As they attempt to heal these historic landmarks, they also… Continue reading Glassheart by Katharine Orton

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Time School We Will Honour Them by Nikki Young

Nadia, Jess, Tomma and Ash are back with another fascinating historical timeslip adventure in the Time School series. The four friends are in Year 7 in a Yorkshire mill town near Leeds when Nadia learns some sad news – her grandfather has passed away. She is asked to give a eulogy at his funeral and… Continue reading Time School We Will Honour Them by Nikki Young

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

After the War From Auschwitz to Ambleside by Tom Palmer

After the War is the book every teacher of the Holocaust needs. This carefully researched and accurate retelling of the horrors and hopes of the Second World War pulls readers in to the reality faced by three brave Polish Jewish boys who find themselves in the serene beauty of the Lake District in the days… Continue reading After the War From Auschwitz to Ambleside by Tom Palmer