I am beyond thrilled to be able to reveal the cover of Sharon Gosling's upcoming novel The House Of Hidden Wonders a fast paced Middle Grade Historical adventure coming 2nd April from Stripes Books.
The Girls and I have recently had the pleasure of exploring some books from Stripes with a nature or animal caring theme which are ideal for the 5-7 age group or for those making the steps away from the reading tree into independent reading but still need illustrations and to build their stamina. They are … Continue reading Stripes Early Reader Books for Animal Lovers
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is a Freebie with the theme of Book Covers. Now back in August I tweaked a Top Ten Tuesday prompt to show some love for some of my favourite Cover illustrators, designers and typography … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Judging a Book by Its Cover
When I first heard about Where the World Turns Wild I knew. I knew from the title alone that this was something that would be very special indeed, and over time as more information slowly crept out into the world about the story, tantalising hints and ideas about the concepts, the characters and the world … Continue reading Blog Tour: Where the World Turns Wild by Nicola Penfold- Guest Post
Many young children go through a block when they start to read for themselves and this can come from a variety of places and manifest in different ways. In Daisy Hirst's I Do Not Like Books Anymore it was partly because Natalie was struggling with the mechanics of reading, converting squiggles into sounds which is … Continue reading I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry & Sharon Davey
For me The Dragon in the Library is one of the cleverest and different concepts to appear in that little space between highly illustrated early readers and MG from its magical system, to the illustrative stylings of Davide Ortu and then there’s the wonderful character of Kit who challenges tropes about femininity and protagonists. The … Continue reading Monster In The Lake-Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is The Ten Most Recent Additions to My BookshelfIn addition to some wonderful bookpost I thought I would highlight a few interesting older books I have recently added to my book trolley. Crater Lake - … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions to the Bookshelf