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…

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…

Book Review: The Wonder Machine

Book Review: The Wonder Machine   The Wonder Machine Written by Barry Timms Illustrated by Laura Brenlla 24 pages Published by Little Tiger Publication date: 5th September 2019 (hardback), 11th June 2020 (paperback) Summary (from Little Tiger): Haven’t you heard? Wolf is building a machine. A machine that makes dreams come true! “My greatest invention…

Book Review: Baby Loves Earth

Book Review: Baby Loves Earth Baby Loves Earth Written by Jennifer Eckford Illustrated by Teresa Bellon 30 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Publication date: 2nd June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): E is for Elephant, T is for Tree, W is for Warming, and X is for eXtinct in this beautiful ABC book designed…

Mini-Reviews: Strange Houses

Mini-Reviews: Strange Houses   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts…

Book Review: Cannonball Coralie and the Lion

Book Review: Cannonball Coralie and the Lion   Cannonball Coralie and the Lion Written and Illustrated by Grace Easton 40 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (The Quarto Group) Publication date: 19th May 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Coralie longs to join the circus but the Man in the Big Hat says her tricks just…

Book Review: Trailblazers: Simone Biles

Book Review: Trailblazers: Simone Biles   Trailblazers: Simone Biles Written by Sally J. Morgan 176 pages Published by Little Tiger Books Publication date: 14th May 2020 Summary (from Little Tiger Books): Be inspired by the lives of trailblazers past and present in this fun and factual biography series! How did Simone Biles become a superstar…

Book Review: The Forest of Fallen Stars

Book Review: The Forest of Fallen Stars   The Forest of Fallen Stars Written by Elfie Riverdell 224 pages Self-published Publication date: 1st June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The Forest of Fallen Stars is a story of friendship and magic. We follow Alura, a shy but stubborn sixteen year old, as she tries to navigate…

Book Review: Daughter of the Zel

Book Review: Daughter of the Zel Daughter of the Zel Written by Phoebe Ritter 191 pages Published by Publication date: Summary (from Goodreads): Raised on the border between Nevda and Zel, Efa has two certainties in life. Their country’s neighbours, the warlike Zel, are to be feared. Her touch will kill, so she can never…

Book Review: Diary of a Confused Feminist

Book Review: Diary of a Confused Feminist Diary of a Confused Feminist Written by Kate Weston 384 pages Published by Hachette Publication date: 6th February 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Kat wants to do GOOD FEMINISM, although she’s not always sure what that means. She also wants to be a writer, get together with Hot Josh…

Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation

Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some…

Book Review: Break the Fall

Book Review: Break the Fall Break the Fall Written by Jennifer Iacopelli Published by Hodder Children’s Books 400 pages Publication date: 20th February 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): “This book makes you understand exactly what it is like to compete as a woman at the highest level in sport, and it is exhilarating and satisfying indeed.”…