Cupcakes, muffins, brownies, Bake Off, sweet baked goods, it’s a topic that absolutely appeals to tweens especially if it can involve sprinkles and no doubt from seeing the efforts on YouTube and TikTok there are plenty of potential readers who could see themselves as super baker Zoë in her alter ego as Zinnia Jakes famous … Continue reading The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes: The Super Spy by Brenda Gurr
Inspired by our joint love of middle grade mystery books Amy of Golden Books Girl, Rachael of Bellis does Books and myself decided to indulge in a fun readalong of Lauren St John’s Laura Marlin Mysteries, and evoke the childhood joy of making a club! Across August we have been reading or rereading Dead Man’s … Continue reading Mystery Society Present… #MarlinMysteriesMarathon Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John
Hackers, Hacker, Weird Science, Electric Dreams…. can Consciousness have a conscience? When I was invited to join the Every Line Of You readalong on Instagram I was so excited. I have a peculiar fondness for coding & AI stories I think perhaps dates back to my brother’s love of Pinocchio as a small boy with … Continue reading Every Line Of You by Naomi Gibson.
He was a punk, she did ballet. what more can I say. You & Me at the end of the World is a surrealist contemporary YA that encourages the reader to strip back the layers we wear around our hearts to see who really is inside, and whether that actually matches the outer tropes we … Continue reading You & Me At The End Of The World – Brianna Bourne
Today is my turn on the Ultimate Blog Tour for Fireborn organised by WritesBook Tours and I’ve got to say, It’s incredible. Twelve is a feisty ball of grit & fierce isolation, she has sworn allegiance to the Hunters to be trained as a warrior for all lands, yet holds a dark secret. But when … Continue reading Fireborn- Aisling Fowler
Harley Hitch, a highly illustrated chapter book came out earlier this year to high acclaim but I’ve let this book grow a little longer in my heart…. Along with the strawberry seeds that were sent to me with my copy. Our own Grandpa Eden strawberry plants are a year away from fruiting BUT I’ve been … Continue reading Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest – Vashti Hardy illustrated by George Ermos
Today is my turn to celebrate the publication of Hide & Seek by Robin Scott-Elliot, a phenomenal work of historical fiction that draws on the real life courage and struggles of those who risked it all to act against the Nazi occupation of France; and even more so when our protagonist Amèlie is Jewish. I’m … Continue reading Author Feature: Hide And Seek- Robin Scott-Elliot