The Funny Thing about Funny Books

Originally posted on Library Girl and Book Boy:
Those of you who follow my blog or engage with me on Twitter will know that I am passionate about children’s books, all children’s books, and the power they have to transform a child’s life.  There are few more powerful things parents can do for their children…

Review: The Dog Who Saved The World by Ross Welford

Originally posted on Book Murmuration:
Review: The Dog Who Saved The World by Ross Welford ? Extract: So that was it. Damage done. I had started the end of the world. Obviously, I didn’t know it at the time. I’ve kept the secret until now: how I handled the tennis ball that was infected with…

Library Loot: Magic, Romance, More Magic

Library Loot: Magic, Romance, More Magic Great haul from my library this week – from this you can see that anything to do with magic is something I like to read! This week I have borrowed: Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend Return to the magical world of Nevermoor! Morrigan Crow’s perilous adventures continue in the most…

Book Review: The Hairy Hand

Book Review: The Hairy Hand The Hairy Hand Written by Robin Bennett 203 pages Published by Monster Books Publication date: 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): With great power at the end of your fingers comes great trouble. Septimus feels out-of-place in his village, where everyone else his age is called Garp, Darg, Smerg or Blaarg. Good,…

Book Review: The Monkey King’s Daughter

The Monkey King’s Daughter Written by T. A. Bonis 148 pages Published by DVtvfilm.com Publication date: 1st June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The Monkey King’s Daughter isn’t about Sun Wukong, the Monkey King – it’s about his daughter, Meilin. Only, Meilin doesn’t know she’s the Monkey King’s daughter. In fact, she doesn’t know she’s half-monkey…

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019

Multicultural Children’s Book Day – 25th January 2019 I took part in Multicultural Children’s Book Day last year for the first time and was super excited to be involved again this year. It is an annual event designed to raise awareness of diverse books and get more people reading and sharing the wide range of…

Book Review: Witch for a Week

Witch for a Week Written by Kaye Umansky Illustrated by Ashley King 182 pages Published by Simon and Schuster UK Publication date: 5th October 2017 Summary (from Goodreads): ‘A Bewitching tale, charmingly told and is certain to delight any witch in the making’ M.G, Leonard, award-winning author of Beetle Boy ‘A gorgeous story that bubbles…

Library Loot: Fantasy, Intrigue and Misunderstandings

Library Loot: Fantasy, Intrigue and Misunderstandings 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 the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it…

Gift books for Christmas

Gift Books for Christmas Books are the perfect gift at Christmas – at least for me! I love getting books and I love picking out books for other people as it is always fun trying to find something that suits everyone. This is a bumper list, although I have had to be really strict so…

Book Review: The Dog That Saved Christmas

The Dog That Saved Christmas Written by Nicola Davies Illustrated by Mike Byrne 96 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th October 2018 Summary (from Barrington Stoke): Christmas is a nightmare for Jake. He hates the bright lights, all the noise and the disruption to his routine. But everything changes when he finds a…

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…