Philip Caveney has brought his thrilling adventures to historical settings with Stand And Deliver! Perfect for lovers of historical fiction that asks questions of its readers about the way we frame lovable rogues and criminal behaviour, and ideal for those studying the History of Crime and Punishment- though perhaps more relevant at the GCSE end. … Continue reading Stand And Deliver- Philip Caveney
Today is my turn to celebrate the incredible book that is Stone by Finbar Hawkins, and I’m lucky enough to be hosting a reflection by Finbar himself on grief. I would recommend making a nice drink and maybe a biscuit before settling down, as I had a lot of thoughts and of course, please note … Continue reading Review & Author Content: Stone by Finbar Hawkins
When Little Island Books contacted me about Chameleon Dad, the latest middle grade adventure from Debbie Thomas I was sold on the blurb alone and agreed to help support this book which looks at some incredibly powerful themes and situations but with the gentle hand of writing for middle grade. A tale that looks at … Continue reading Chameleon Dad Author Feature: Debbie Thomas on Writing for Children
When I heard that there was a book that was wrapped in herbalism, with a girl that whispers to the plants and they talk back and lead her to discover truths about the land, the people and herself, I was so excited for receive The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend and entwined myself in … Continue reading The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend featuring content by the author!
Imagine a world where loss is only temporary, that you can be rebuilt from your digital footprint and 'returned' in android form to your loved ones, a world where no families have to be torn apart by grief, no one has to lose anyone ever again. Sounds rather tempting at first doesn't it. Many books … Continue reading Our Sister Again- Sophie Cameron featuring Q&A
When I first reviewed the debut Anisha novel, I knew that Serena Patel had created something special, and with the publication of each book, both Littlefae and I have been swept away in these young reader mysteries that explore so much more than the social or interpersonal problem presented, and yet capture the very real … Continue reading The FCBG Childrens Book Award- Anisha: Accidental Detective by Serena Patel
In a fantasy world that draws on South Asian heritage, customs, folklore and dress, The Balloon Thief by Aneesa Marufu offers a window into the dichotomy of privilege and oppressed, how those labels are more complicated than we perceive and the motivations to both keep the status quo and to turn to violent rebellion being … Continue reading The Balloon Thief – Aneesa Marufu featuring guest post by Aneesa Marufu