Multilingual flashcard: Christmas Tree

Multilingual flashcard: Christmas Tree Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? Do you get a real tree, decorate one outside or use an artificial tree? What kind of decorations do you have on your tree? We put our tree up a few weeks ago as we will actually be at my parent’s house for…

Book Review: #GalaxyGirl (+Giveaway!)

#GalaxyGirl Written by Bev Smith 250 pages Published by ACS Books Publication date: 29th November 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Twelve-year-old Esme’s best friend is an alien called Stella. When Stella returns to Planet Kratos, Esme – fed up with her mum’s new boyfriend – stows away on the spaceship. So begins Esme’s adventure into a…

Book Review: The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket

The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket Written by Suzanne Lowe 100 pages Published by Silvergum Publishing Publication date: 1st October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): The first thrilling tale of adventure, friendship and discovery in the Pirate Princess series. Meet Lotty, the brave, young orphan whose life is about to change forever. When Lotty is…

Book Review: Made by Maxine

Book Review: Made by Maxine Made by Maxine 37 pages Written by Ruth Spiro Illustrated by Holly Hatam Published by Dial Books Publication date: 9th October 2018 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD Summary (from Goodreads): Meet Maxine, an inspiring young maker who knows that with enough effort and imagination (and mistakes), it’s possible to invent anything. Maxine loves…

Six for Sunday: Characters I want to see together

Six for Sunday: Characters I want to see together Oh now, the theme this week is practically impossible! At first I started thinking about characters from different books and imagined who it would be interesting to see together whether as friends, enemies or lovers, but it is so tough! Let me have a go… One…

Author Interview: S.A Patrick

Originally posted on Golden Books Girl:
Hello everybody! Today, I’m really excited to welcome S.A Patrick, author of the fanatstic A Darkness of Dragons, for an interview! Onto the post! 1. First, can you please describe what A Darkness of Dragons is about in 5 words or less? Pied Piper: The True Story 2. The…

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…

Witches, witches everywhere!

I love books about witches and, as a perusal of my childhood shelves recently revealed to me, I always have! I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is about witchcraft that appeals to me so strongly, but I think it must have something to do with my fascination with magic, the superstitions and folktales I was…

Six for Sunday: Books I wish I had as a teen

Six for Sunday: Books I Wish I had as a Teen   I’m cheating slightly with two of my choices because I did have them as a teenager and they had a big impact on me so I wanted to include them here. I wish that teen/ YA fiction was even a recognized section/ classification…

Library Loot: Outer Space, Winter and Magic

Library Loot: Outer Space, Winter and Magic What did I get from the library this week? Quite a few books this time, especially as some of my reservations have finally arrived! Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share…

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….