October Round-Up

October Round-Up   How did January treat you? What have been the highlights of this month for you? January has been a busy month for me – like most months it really seems to have flown past! Books Read Total:  (Total so far this year: ) Picture books: Graphic novels: Middle Grade: Young adult: Adult:…

Book Review: The Last Paper Crane

Book Review: The Last Paper Crane   The Last Paper Crane Written by Kerry Drewery Illustrated by Natsko Seki pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: April 2020 Summary (from Goodreads):   Quote First impressions: Review Quote What I liked: Even better if: How you could use it in your classroom: What did other…

Book Review: The Court of Miracles

Book Review: The Court of Miracles The Court of Miracles Written by Kester Grant 464 pages Published by Harper Voyager Publication date: 14th May 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in…

Book Review: The Great Revolt

Thrilling historical adventure set during the English peasants’ revolt of 1381, by Paul Dowswell, the author of Ausländer, and Wolf Children. It’s 1381 and the king, Richard II, has imposed a new tax on the people.

Book Review: Comprehension Ninja

Book Review: Comprehension Ninja   Comprehension Ninja Written by Andrew Jennings 48 pages each Published by Bloomsbury Publication date: 11th June 2020 Summary: Comprehension Ninja Workbooks are ideal for supporting your child’s learning at home. With bespoke non-fiction texts and hundreds of questions, they’re packed full of comprehension practice with strong links to the National…

Book Review: Mohinder’s War

Book Review: Mohinder’s War   Mohinder’s War Written by Bali Rai 176 pages Published by Bloomsbury Publication date: 11th June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads) : A thrilling World War II adventure set in occupied France, featuring an Indian RAF pilot. Great for fans of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne, and those who want diverse historical…

Book Review: Terraformer (+ Giveaway!)

Book Review: Terraformer Terraformer Written by Colleen Houck 536 pages Published by Trident Media Group Publication date: 12th May 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): A new dystopian sci-fi YA series from the New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck Warning all Astronauts: COLONY BOUNDARY WARNING! PERMISSION TO ENTER ALIEN FOREST IS REQUIRED NOTE: NO RESCUE ATTEMPTS WILL BE…

Waiting on Wednesday: A Girl Made of Air

Waiting on Wednesday: A Girl Made of Air   A Girl Made of Air Written by Nydia Hetherington 400 pages Published by Quercus Publication date: 3rd September 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): A lyrical and atmospheric homage to the strange and extraordinary, perfect for fans of Angela Carter and Erin Morgenstern. This is the story of…

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Deeplight

Book Spotlight: Deeplight   Deeplight Written by Frances Hardinge Cover art by Aitch 416 pages Published by Pan Macmillan and Amulet Books (Abram) Publication date: 31st October 2019 (UK) ; 14th April 2020 (USA) Summary (from Goodreads): Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure The gods are dead. Decades…

Six for Sunday: Favourite characters from series

Six for Sunday: Favourite characters from series   It has been ages since I managed to join in with #SixforSunday and my computer has given up the ghost (I. e. Died) so I can’t even make a graphic to accompany this post! Still, imperfection is better than not posting at all, as much as the…

Book Review: 44 Tiny Secrets

Book Review: 44 Tiny Secrets   44 Tiny Secrets Written by Sylvia Bishop Illustrated by Ashley King 192 pages Published by Little Tiger Publication date: 23rd July 2020 Summary (from Little Tiger Press): The first book in a heartwarming and timeless new series with a brave and spirited heroine, from the acclaimed duo behind THE…