Book Review: The Last Paper Crane

Book Review: The Last Paper Crane   The Last Paper Crane Written by Kerry Drewery Illustrated by Natsko Seki pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: April 2020 Summary (from Goodreads):   Quote First impressions: Review Quote What I liked: Even better if: How you could use it in your classroom: What did other…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Court of Miracles

Waiting on Wednesday: The Court of Miracles   The Court of Miracles Written by Kester Grant 464 pages Published by Harper Voyager Publication date: 14th May 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in the…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Circus Rose

Waiting on Wednesday: The Circus Rose   The Circus Rose Written by Betsy Cornwell 304 pages Published by Clarion Books Publication date: 16th June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): From a  New York Times  bestselling author, a queer retelling of “Snow White and Rose Red” in which teenage twins battle evil religious extremists to save their loves…

Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation

Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some…

Mini-Reviews: Girls having Adventures

Mini-reviews: Girls having Adventures When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts…

Book Review: The Island Child

Book Review: The Island Child   The Island Child Written by Molly Aitken 320 pages Published by Canongate Publication date: 30th January 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Twenty years ago, Oona left the island of Inis for the very first time. A wind-blasted rock of fishing boats and sheep’s wool, where the only book was the…

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020

Multicultural Children’s Book Day – 31st January 2020   This is my third year taking part in supporting Multicultural Children’s Book Day and I am, as always, privileged to be able to take part and spread the message of inclusivity in books. See my posts about Multicultural Children’s Book Day for 2018 and 2019. Why…

Library Loot: Adventure, Friendship and Christmas

Library Loot: Adventure, Friendship and Christmas Today I made my weekly pilgrimage to my local library to return what I’ve read this week and stock up on new books galore, despite the piles of books I still have to read on my own shelves! Despite me always saying that I don’t start thinking about Christmas…

Six for Sunday: Witchy Books

Six for Sunday: Witchy Books   It is no secret that I love books about witches – here are a few that you could read on this Hallowe’en weekend! I have listed three for younger readers and three for older readers, but there are a lot more recommendations that I would love to give! The…

7 truly creepy reads for kids this Hallowe’en

7 truly creepy reads for kids and teens this Hallowe’en   I have a low tolerance for horror, so I won’t be recommending anything here that is going to give your child nightmares, rather those books which give you a little bit of a chill down your spine without being really frightening. At this time…

Library Loot: Opposites, Worries and Families

Library Loot: Opposites,Worries and Families   I couldn’t miss posting my library loot this week, at the end of Libraries Week in the U.K. , which celebrates this amazing service and all the help and support it provides for people in the community at every stage of their lives. Borrowing books from the library gives…