Illustrator Interview: Aaron Blecha

Interview with Aaron Blecha Today I am lucky enough to have Aaron Blecha on the blog to talk about his life as an illustrator. He is the illustrator of Dino Wars, a middle-grade adventure book which was published on the 28th of April this year. It is the fist in a series so there is…

Author Interview: Keith Gray

Author Interview: Keith Gray Today I am joined by Keith Gray to talk about his career as a writer and his newest book, Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus, published today by Barrington Stoke. Thank you so much for joining me Keith! About Keith Keith Gray was born and brought up in Grimsby. At primary school…

Book Review: Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus

Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus Written by Keith Gray 112 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th June 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): The year is 1885 and Erik Weiss, a penniless immigrant, has found himself in trouble again. His uncanny talent for picking locks and his gleeful showboating to match it, have earned him…

Book Rainbow: Green Books Part 3

I’m continuing my mini bookshelf tour with some more green books! See other colours here (Red, Orange, Yellow) Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones When Andrew Hope’s magician grandfather dies, he leaves his house and field-of-care to his grandson who spent much of his childhood at the house. Into this mix comes young Aidan Cain,…

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…

Dino Wars Giveaway Winners!

3142 AD. Humanity is on the verge of extinction after genetically engineered dinosaurs reclaimed the planet during the Dino Wars. Adam Caine lives in the secluded city of Bastion with other human survivors and peace-loving herbivores. When an old biological weapon that threatens all dinosaur life is activated, Adam knows it is down to him…

Author interview: Harriet Whitehorn

Interview with Harriet Whitehorn Harriet Whitehorn is the author of a new MG fantasy, The Company of Eight (See my review here) Harriet Whitehorn grew up in London, where she still lives with her husband and three daughters. She has studied at Reading University, the Architectural Association and The Victoria and Albert Museum and has…

Book Review: The Company of Eight

The Company of Eight Written by Harriet Whitehorn 208 pages Published by Stripes Publishing Publication date: 3rd May 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): When Ravellous’s Circus Ship comes to Minaris, Cass is determined to audition despite her guardian Mrs Potts’s disapproval. But when her chance is snatched away from her, Cass refuses to give up. She…

Six for Sunday: Favourite books nobody has heard of

Welcome back to another week of #SixforSunday,  created by Steph from A Little But a Lot. The theme for this week  is books you love that nobody else seems to have heard of. A lot of these are from my childhood and may not stand up to the scrutiny of re-reading with more critical eyes,…

Happy Publication Day to Dino Wars!

Dino Wars is published today! See my review here and my interview with the author, Dan Metcalf here. Today is the last day to enter the giveaway too. Maverick Press have kindly offered to give away three copies of Dino Wars. To be in with a chance to win, all you need to do is…

Author Interview: Dan Metcalf

Interview with Dan Metcalf Today I am lucky enough to have an interview with the author Dan Metcalf, writer of Codebusters, The Lottie Lipton Adventures, Jamie Jones and Dino Wars – coming on April 28th! See my review and enter to win a copy of the book here Don’t miss out – the giveaway closes…