Multilingual flashcard: Princess

Princess in 10 languages With the royal wedding just this weekend past, there has been lots in the media about how Meghan Markle has achieved every little girl’s dream about becoming a princess. I’m sure everyone has dreamt at some stage of their parents not really being their parents, but actually a long-lost royal family,…

Interview with Maddie Frost!

Originally posted on Read. Learn. Repeat.:
Maddie is an author-illustrator from New England and living outside of Boston. She has illustrated many different picture books including her own books, Once Upon a Zzzz, Animobiles: Animals on the Mooove, and “Wakey Birds (2019).” You can read more about Once Upon a Zzzz in my post on…

Waiting on Wednesday: Legendary

Legendary (Caraval Trilogy, Book 2) Written by Stephanie Garber 416 pages Published by Hodder and Stoughton Publication date: 31st May 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling breakout debut Caraval A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game…

Would you rather…? (Bookworm edition)

I saw this over on Jenn, Eden and Caitlynn’s blog at Thriceread and the original quiz is from Buzzfeed. I thought that this looked like a lot of fun so I wanted to give it a go! 1. Would you rather have a friend who loses your books, or one who dog-ears them? I have lost…

Multilingual flashcard: Cheetah

Cheetah in 10 languages This is the fastest land mammal alive, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph over short distances. However, cheetahs are considered vulnerable as there are just over 7000 cheetahs left alive in the wild. This is due to poaching, habitat loss, the illegal pet trade and conflict with humans. In the…

Six for Sunday: Questions for Book Publishers

#SixforSunday – Questions for Publishers Welcome back to another week of #SixforSunday,  created by Steph from A Little But a Lot. The theme for this week  is questions that you have for publishers. There are definitely a few that immediately popped into my mind, but getting six is always tough!   Unfortunately, most of my…

Review of Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

Originally posted on The Illustrated Page:
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh. ★★★1/2 I’ve had a lot of bad luck with YA dystopia, but Rebel Seoul turned out to be a gem of the genre. In Neo Seoul, everyone is drafted into the military upon coming of age. Lee Jaewon’s escaped his past as a gang member in the slums of…

YA Shot 2018

YA Shot was held on Saturday 14th April in Uxbridge, London and featured a plethora of wonderful authors sharing their experience and knowledge around the theme of human rights. The event is organised by Alexia Casale and her dedicated team of volunteers, led by the amazing Luna from Luna’s Little Library. If you just want…

Book rainbow: Green Books Part 1

Book Rainbow: Green Books (Part 1) Continuing with the bookshelf tour with my stack of green books – check out red, orange and yellow books by clicking on each colour. The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales,  illustrated by Arthur Rackham Originally titled Children’s and Household Tales, The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales contains the essential bedtime stories…

Multilingual flashcard: Beetle

Beetle in 10 languages Beetles are a group of insects that forms the order Coleoptera, which is the largest of all orders with about 400, 000 species. Beetles make up 40% of insects and nearly 25% of all animal species. Isn’t that amazing? (the beetle on the flashcard is a leaf beetle) Beetles have a…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Queens of Innis Lear

The Queens of Innis Lear Written by Tessa Gratton 402 pages Published by Harper Voyager UK Publication date: 17th May 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood. The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail…