I’m a huge fan of Robin Hood as a character and legendary figure, so I was very excited to see this modern reinterpretation of Robin Hood by Robert Muchamore. Depending on the world around us the character and background of Robin Hood is reshaped & remolded to fit the Everyman hero whether he be a … Continue reading Robin Hood: Hacking, Heists & Flaming Arrows- Robert Muchamore
Princess Poppy Fantastic No Plastic is the follow up to 2019’s Please Please Please Save the Bees which has recently had a reprint cover makeover to compliment this design of Fantastic, No Plastic. The styling is a lovely up to date twist on the branding of the older picture and young fiction Princess Poppy series … Continue reading Princess Poppy: Fantastic No Plastic by Janey Louise Jones & Jennie Poh +Activity
I am a huge fan of Fleur Hitchcock’s writing in particular so in the Clifftoppers series because they remind me of the beloved Famous Five adventures that I adored when I was a child and the exceptionally brilliant part is that they are linked in that the children appear in each book visiting their grandparents' … Continue reading Clifftoppers: The Thorn Island Adventure -Fleur Hitchcock
I am delighted to be kicking off the blog tour for Fig Swims the World by Lou Abercrombie which is a tale about a 15 year old girl who sets herself a New Year challenge of swimming around the world when she is desperate to impress her high-achieving mother. The problem is Fig can't swim … Continue reading Blog Tour: Guest Post by Lou Abercombie author of Fig Swims the World
Betty Binoculars is the debut from Dudley Doodle Books a new Devon-based Independent press with aims to create fun, quirky and gorgeous children's books and build a support network of illustrators, graphic designers, editors, book designers and small printers. The binoculars are a fun way to look through and see differently. It’s a really fun … Continue reading Betty Binoculars- Susie Laverty & Emily Hamilton
After its hardback release last year, Ewa Jozefkowicz’s Girl 38 has come to paperback and is a wonderful novel especially for children 11+ who may be experiencing similar struggles to protagonist Kat. Girl 38 refers to a graphic novel character that our protagonist Kat is developing with a little inspiration from people around her, as … Continue reading Girl 38: Finding A Friend by Ewa Jozefkowicz
This is the heart rending tale of a young girl Iris and her grandmother and mental health across the fading of the year in Brighton. A heartbreaking yet loving study in dementia and it’s vagaries and capricious elements whilst also exploring sadness and resentment in young Iris too regarding the changes in her family this … Continue reading Talking to the Moon- SE Durrant.