The Rules by Tracy Darnton

The Rules by Tracy Darnton

Ok, I have discovered I have a bit of a morbid fascination with the concept of survivalists and Preppers. I’ve watched mouth agape at prepper documentaries on Netflix where the family practices shooting attackers from their shipping container house; dry runs at ‘circle the wagons’ convoy style bugging out; and where a young woman at … Continue reading The Rules by Tracy Darnton

Wonderscape- Jennifer Bell

Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell

I’ll be honest, this is a book I bought on name and cover alone- Wonderscape conjures such explosions of creative magic and Paddy Donnelly’s evocative cover illustration hunting at the worlds to conquer I was sold before I got to the blurb. However, it is an absolute genius of a concept, combining some of my … Continue reading Wonderscape- Jennifer Bell

Bookish Gift ideas: Children’s Magazine Subscriptions

Let’s face it, this Christmas it is harder than ever to find the right gift. Especially if you want to support small businesses and independent producers and particularly tricky if you want to buy for children. Sometimes the gift that keeps giving is a magazine subscription, but not a plastic toot accompanied advert riddled magazine … Continue reading Bookish Gift ideas: Children’s Magazine Subscriptions

Blog Tour: The Creature Keeper- Damaris Young

The Creature Keeper by Damaris Young

Oh. Oh, OH it’s Magic. Complete Magic. I am so incredibly delighted to be celebrating The Creature Keeper by the lovely Damaris Young today. The Creature Keeper is Damaris’ second children’s novel after her amazing debut last year with the spectacular and spooky fantastical Africa set quest The Switching Hour of which I am a … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Creature Keeper- Damaris Young

Blog Tour: Gordon the Gremlin- Lizzie Exton & Tom Exton

Gordon the Gremlin by Lucy Exton and Tom Exton

Gremlins, you know, the saboteurs from the supernatural, naughtier than piskies and scorned brownies, not quite as horrible as goblins though, Or the things that happen to cute little mogwais if you feed them after midnight. This deliciously dark humoured and stunning visual picture book from sibling duo Lizzie and Tom Exton blends together the … Continue reading Blog Tour: Gordon the Gremlin- Lizzie Exton & Tom Exton

Blog Tour: Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads- Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads by Laura Ellen Anderson

Today I’m going to give a lot of love and a big faery pumpkin hug boost to the Amelia Fang series by author/illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson. This series is a faevorite of the entire family and it is a bittersweet note that The Trouble with Toads is the last currently planned in the series. With … Continue reading Blog Tour: Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads- Laura Ellen Anderson