Six for Sunday: Childhood Favourites

Six for Sunday: Childhood Favourites Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve joined in with #SixforSunday and I was so excited to shine a spotlight on kidlit during April…oh well, better late than never, right? The prompt for this week was actually 2018 favourites, but I am terrible at remembering release dates so I decided…

Library Loot: Aliens, Fences and Fairies

Library Loot: Aliens, Fences and Fairies Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world. He has no voice or name, only a rank,…

Waiting on Wednesday: Rumblestar

Waiting on Wednesday: Rumblestar Rumblestar Written by Abi Elphinstone 336 pages Published by Simon and Schuster UK Publication date: 30th May 2019 Summary (From publisher’s website/ Goodreads): ‘Imaginative, adventurous and wonderful’ Robin Stevens, author of A Murder Most Unladylike series  ‘The Unmapped Chronicles series is irresistible’ Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe ‘Abi Elphinstone…

Book Review: No Ballet Shoes in Syria

Book Review: No Ballet Shoes in Syria No Ballet Shoes in Syria Written by Catherine Bruton 272 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 2nd May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya…

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…

Waiting on Wednesday: Asha & the Spirit Bird

Waiting on Wednesday: Asha & the Spirit Bird   Asha and the Spirit Bird Written by Jasbinder Bilan ? pages Published by Chicken House Books Publication date: 7th February 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Asha lives on the family farm with her mother in rural India. Her father is away working in the city, and when…

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…