Sharon Gosling has done something incredibly special in this book returning to the Victorian era so much earlier than her wonderful The Golden Butterfly novel this time we go to the late 1870s with a wonderful tale blazing with female empowerment and voices. it is a book that I thoroughly and heartily recommend for fans of … Continue reading The House of Hidden Wonders by Sharon Gosling
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
Among her many talents, Iszi Lawrence co-hosts BBC Radio 4’s Making History with Tom Holland where her presentation about the role of Jiu Jitsu in the Suffragette movement was made Pick Of The Week in 2018 and has inspired a children’s novel The Unstoppable Letty Pegg with Bloomsbury Education. The Unstoppable Letty Pegg explores more … Continue reading The Unstoppable Letty Pegg- Iszi Lawrence
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.
I really enjoyed the Edwardian set A Clockwork Sparrow which introduced us to the Sinclair Mysteries and Lil Rose & Sophie Taylor- and if I wang to read Taylor & Rose Mysteries I need to get on with it with these!!! When Believathon was first announced I knew I wanted to read the second book … Continue reading Believathon A book set in the past: The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth- Katherine Woodfine
We love Max the Detective Cat, the gentle peril yet thrill of mystery is perfect for children bridging the gap between the early readers towards middle grade and great for building mystery fans. This is the delightful Max’s third adventure and Littlefae enjoys the mystery side of things and I have been enjoying reading this … Continue reading Max the Detective Cat: The Catnap Caper by Sarah Todd Taylor illustrated by Nicola Kinnear
I absolutely adored Sinead’s The Star Spun Web earlier this year for its alternate reality- parallel worlds theme and the way she explored real events and places within a fictional alternative setting that made it both a safe space and yet closer to home through investment in the characters. So when Believathon popped up I … Continue reading Believathon Seasonal Read: The Eye of the North- Sinéad O’Hart