Circus Maximus: Race to the Death: Annelise Gray

Circus Maximus race to the Death Annelise Gray

There is something rather classic feeling about Circus Maximus; Race to the Death,, I don’t know whether it’s the pedigree and cultural significance of the inspirations; the ancient setting that contributes; or something else but there is something special about the way Annelise Gray writes that has this epic ‘future classic’ embedded in every word.  … Continue reading Circus Maximus: Race to the Death: Annelise Gray

Wanda’s Words Got Stuck – Lucy Rowland & Paula Bowles

Wanda’s words got stuck Lucy Rowland Paula Bowles

Lucy Rowland is a brilliant star for empathetic and thoughtful picture books, and coupled with the illustrative genius of Paula Bowles (one of our favourites) this tale of a little witch whose words get stuck is an absolute gift.  Speech and Language issues are a quiet but huge topic within parenting and childhood, with many … Continue reading Wanda’s Words Got Stuck – Lucy Rowland & Paula Bowles

The Wizard in the Wood – Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu

The Wizard in the Wood Louie Stowell

We’ve been fans of Louie’s convention-smashing Kit The Wizard Series illustrated by Davide Ortu since whispers of The Dragon in the Library brought a proof to my doorstep and into my heart.  A perfect adventure and fun filled series snuggling into that post early chapter but not quite ready for full on middle grade range … Continue reading The Wizard in the Wood – Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu

Tour & Author Feature: The Chessmen Thief by Barbara Henderson

The Chessmen Thief Barbara Henderson

I am so delighted to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for The Chessmen Thief by Barbara Henderson and even more so to be hosting content from the writer herself!  Barbara Henderson is a champion of both children’s historical fiction and Scottish history and heritage. Whilst my own close heritage is largely from … Continue reading Tour & Author Feature: The Chessmen Thief by Barbara Henderson