Book Review: Bestiary

Bestiary Written by Christopher Masters 256 pages Published by Thames & Hudson in collaboration with the British Museum Publication date: 16th October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Drawing on the world-leading scholarship and vast collections of the British Museum, Bestiary is a wonderful visual, thematic exploration of animals—real, surreal, and imaginary—as depicted on beautiful ritual objects…

Two books about World War One

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Reviews: Short titles about World War One.  White Feather by Catherine And David MacPhail The Great War is over but the grief has just begun. Tony’s brother Charlie did not return from the front. Instead of dying a hero’s death, Charlie was shot as a traitor for deserting his post.…

Book Review: Where the What If Roams

Where the What If Roams and the Moon is Louise Armstrong Written by Esther Krivda 668 pages Publication date: 27th January 2017 Published by Wobble Hill Press Summary (from Goodreads): Sophia Oomla leaves the talking world. When her teacher calls on her. When her classmates speak to her. But at midnight, when no one can…

Book Review: Straw into Gold

Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-spun Written by Hilary McKay Illustrated by Sarah Gibb 288 pages Published by Pan Macmillan Publication date: 26th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): “Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales is a classic fairy-tale collection to treasure. Featuring Hilary McKay’s imaginative retellings of key favourites, this ten-story collection includes the much-loved tales of…

Round-Up: Children’s books for Halloween.

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Witch Girl by Jan Eldredge Evangeline Clement is almost thirteen and there is no sign of her familiar. She’s afraid it will never come and she will turn out to be a middling with no magical powers. Magic has been handed through her family for generations and she spends her…

Book Review: The Light Between Worlds

The Light Between Worlds Written by Laura Weymouth 416 pages Published by Chicken House Books Publication date: 1st November 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the…

Book Review: White Feather

White Feather Written by Catherine and David Mac Phail 87 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): The war is won but for Tony there is little to celebrate. His brother never returned from no man’s land and has died not as a hero but executed as a coward….

Book Review: West (+ Giveaway!)

West Written by Edith Pattou 528 pages Published by HMH Books for Young Readers Publication date: 23rd October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): From the author of the beloved high fantasy East, a thrilling tale of true love, magic, adventure, and revenge. When Rose first met Charles, he was trapped in the form of a white…

Book Review: North Child /East

East / North Child Written by Edith Patou 512 pages Published by HMH / Usborne Publication date: 25th Februar7 2006 (original ) 23rd October 2018 (re-release) Summary ( from Goodreads): This is a beguiling epic of magic, love, loss and betrayal based on the traditional fairytale “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”. The…

Book Review: Distortion

Distortion Phobos #2 Written by Victor Dixen Translated by Daniel Hahn 576 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: 18th October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): ‘This thrilling space odyssey will keep you turning pages late into the night.’ C. J. Daugherty, author of NIGHT SCHOOL ‘Phobos gave me the perfect escape I’ve been ravenous…

Book Review: Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace Little People, Big Dreams #10 Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara Illustrated by Zafouko Yamamoto 32 pages Published by Charles Lincoln Children’s Books Publication date: 1st March 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. Part of the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this inspiring…

Book Review: Eternal Seas (+ Giveaway!)

Eternal Seas Written by Lexi Rees 184 pages Published by Troubadour Publishing Publication date: 28th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Such a small parcel shouldn’t cause experienced smugglers much trouble, but this parcel is far from normal. Lost and scared after a violent storm, Finn and his sister, Aria, take shelter on a remote island….