The House Cup Reading Challenge

This is my first time trying out a reading challenge – being a total Potterhead I couldn’t resist this! I saw this on Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf and will be joining Team Ravenclaw under the oversight of my head girl Alex from BooksyDaisy Hogwarts Student Questionnaire Name: Christina Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw Wand Type: Laurel wood with…

Book Review: Be Brave Little One

Be Brave Little One 34 pages Written and illustrated by Marianne Richmond Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Publication date: 3rd October 2017 Age range: 2+ Summary: (from Goodreads) From the author of If I Could Keep You Little comes Be Brave Little One, which honors and celebrates the power of courage in every child. Perfect for…

Book Review: Shelter

Shelter By Céline Claire Illustrated by Qin Leng 42 pages Published by Kids Can Press Age range: 3+ Publication date: 3rd October 2017 Summary: (from Goodreads) As a big storm approaches, two strangers arrive in the forest. All the animal families, safe in their homes, are worried. They wonder, What are they doing there? What…

Book Review: Nyxia

Nyxia Written by Scott Reintgen 384 pages Published by Michael Joseph (Penguin UK) Publication date: 12th September 2017 Age range: 14+ Summary (from Goodreads): Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship…

Harry Potter Book Tag

Will we ever get enough of Harry Potter? I know I won’t! I have a growing collection of Harry Potter memorabilia too… #emptywallet I have seen the Harry Potter tag on a number of blogs (Xpectopatronerd, Sarah Withers Blog, Between the Pages, Louise Bodle ) and being a complete Potterhead I really wanted to do…

Book Review: Max and Bird

Max and Bird Written and illustrated by Ed Vere Published by Puffin 32 pages Publication date: 1st September 2017 Age range: 2 + Summary (from Goodreads): Meet Max – the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he’d like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to…

Book Review: The Tiny Tale of Little Pea

The Tiny Tale of Little Pea Written by Davide Cali Illustrated by Sébastien Mourrain 36 pages Published by Kids Can Press Publication date: 5th September 2017 Age range: 3 + Summary (from Goodreads): When he was born, Little Pea was tiny. Teeny-tiny. His clothes were hand sewn by his mother and his shoes were hand-me-down…

Multilingual flashcard: The Goblet of Fire

Multilingual flashcard – The Goblet of Fire in 10 languages. I remember Harry Potter becoming even more popular when this book came out, probably due to casting and filming beginning for the first movie around this time. Several of my friends entered auditions to become a Weasley! My local Waterstones also ran a competition leading…

Book Review: Ban This Book

Ban This Book by Alan Gratz 256 pages Published by Starscape & Tor/Forge (Imprint of Macmillan USA) Age range: MG (9 +) Summary: (from Goodreads) –Readers, librarians, and all those books that have drawn a challenge have a brand new hero…. Stand up and cheer, book lovers. This one’s for you.- –Kathi Appelt, author of…

Book Review: In 27 Days

In 27 Days By Alison Gervais Published by Blink 352 pages Age range: YA, approximately 11 up. Notes for parents/ educators: Discusses suicide and depression.   Summary: (from Goodreads) Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn’t know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that…

Book Review: Violet

Violet Written by Tania Duprey Stehlik Illustrated by Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic Published by Second Story Press 32 pages Age range: KS1+ / 5+ Summary (from Goodreads): Violet is happy that her father has come to pick her up after her first day at a new school. But as she races over to meet him, one…

Book review: On the Spectrum

On the Spectrum Written by Jennifer Gold Published by Second Story Press Age range: 13 + Summary (from Goodreads): Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to…