The Girl With Space in Her Heart -Lara Williamson

This is not quite what I was expecting and I think this added to my enjoyment, I cared enough about the characters to laugh and cry and particular points and was swept into the drama of it all. I’m not usually one for contemporary unless it has a twist, especially of fantasy, but this has … Continue reading The Girl With Space in Her Heart -Lara Williamson

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Happy: A Children’s Book Of Mindfulness – Nicola Edwards & Katie Hickey

This is such a good idea for a book. It’s sweet, soothing and packed with practical but not patronising advice that is accessible to even the youngest children. With September imminent, whether with the seasonal changes and for many starting or return to school looming can be a stressful thing for some, and over-stimulating for … Continue reading Happy: A Children’s Book Of Mindfulness – Nicola Edwards & Katie Hickey

Let’s All Creep Through Crocodile Creek – Jonny Lambert

This is such a fun and playful book about a well meaning mouse and a shortcut home that goes spectacularly wrong out of blithe disregard for the facts. Jonny Lambert’s art is so clever throughout with use layering and texture that reflects descriptions in the text about crocodiles such as ‘knobbly, gnarly back’, ‘pokey, pointy … Continue reading Let’s All Creep Through Crocodile Creek – Jonny Lambert

And Then I Turned into A Mermaid – Laura Kirkpatrick

Laura Steven's (writing as Laura Kirkpatrick) Middle Grade debut is a riot of all the messy, silly but inherently important things in a regular unpopular 13 year olds life but with the added pressure of being a mermaid to complicate things. Mollie Seabrook lives with her mum and 4 sisters in a dilapidated Lighthouse at … Continue reading And Then I Turned into A Mermaid – Laura Kirkpatrick