I am so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for The Fantastically Feminist (and totally true) story of the INSPIRATIONAL ACTIVIST AND CAMPAIGNER Michelle Obama by Anna Doherty. My 6 year old has been a fan of non-fiction for sometime and I’ve been interested in introducing her to age-appropriate biographies of interesting … Continue reading Blog Tour: Michelle Obama- Anna Doherty
Ok there’s no shortage of horror books out there but these are just a few from MG to YA I have enjoyed and are deliciously creepy or in a few cases scare your knickers off terrifying. For someone who wants to think along with their horror The Maker of Monsters- Lorraine GregoryAlthough a tad more … Continue reading Thrills and Scares for Halloween!
Gosh this is so gloriously festive!! So wonderful with a Classic Christmas feel even if undercut with murder, racism and misogyny! I thoroughly enjoyed this even if again, I guessed it but being as that was from a throwaway comment and an odd behaviour, I see that in a joyful way not a this is … Continue reading MMU Marathon 5: Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens
Here is a selection of recommended reads for children who want to get in the Halloween Spirit but not be scared witless. They range from the highly illustrated early reader up to teen to suit different personalities and styles for a great Halloween read. For a full colour early reader experience with an Addams Family … Continue reading Spooky, Kooky but not Scary Books for Halloween
I really like Lottie Luna who is the star of a new series by Vivian French and illustrated in a gorgeously playful and kooky style by Nathan Reed well known as the illustrator of the Sam Wu series by Katie & Kevin Tsang. Lottie Luna with her values of friendship, courage and determination is ideal … Continue reading Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden by Vivian French illustrated by Nathan Reed
I had such joy finally getting round to reading these books Picklewitch is such vibrant and awesome character!! With the tiniest hints of some of the greatest literary witches ever including BOTH Pratchett creations Nanny Ogg's naughty cheekiness and Granby Weatherwax's uncanny ability with nature especially birds but Picklewitch has an earthy folksy dirty magic … Continue reading Picklewitch -Claire Barker illustrated by Teemu Juhani
Spirited Graveyards are not a new concept in children’s fiction but this blends gothic-tinted tales such as The Graveyard Book with Historical Fiction and a dash of Indiana Jones too. This is a book that reaches back in time and delights the weird little child in me that embraced the spooky and magical side of … Continue reading The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery – Allison Rushby