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

Blog Tour: Llama Out Loud! Annabelle Sami illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan

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I’m delighted to be rounding out the Llama Out Loud tour!  Annabelle Sami is a welcome and strong contender in younger middle grade writing, Littlefae and I adore her Agent Zaiba series but Llama Out Loud! showcases her talent in writing range as it is a very different style and voice to Agent Zaiba with … Continue reading Blog Tour: Llama Out Loud! Annabelle Sami illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan

Blog Tour: Guest Post by Jenny Pearson- The Super-Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

I am delighted to be taking part in the Blog Tour celebrating the release of The Super-Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson as this week there has been lots of fun and activities to mark the start of this book's adventure into the wilds of children's minds and hearts. You may have read … Continue reading Blog Tour: Guest Post by Jenny Pearson- The Super-Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen illustrated by Ashley King

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Michael Rosen has revisited some ideas from his 90s collection to suit the Little Gems collection with dyslexia friendly publisher Barrington Stoke to create two cheeky short fractured fairy tales celebrating how diminutive girls can use their wits to outsmart hungry bears and grumpy kings. With fabulous illustrations from Ashley King (Littlefae recognised his work … Continue reading Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen illustrated by Ashley King

Three New Picture Books for when you need a laugh (with added stealthy learning!)

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Do you need a good giggle? Laughter can be the finest medicine when you are feeling the worries of the world, to release endorphins and bodily tension can make you feel brighter and bolder if only for a temporary boost. Here are three recently published Picture Books that have had us chortling away that I … Continue reading Three New Picture Books for when you need a laugh (with added stealthy learning!)

Skeleton Keys: The Haunting of Luna Moon by Guy Bass & Pete Williamson

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We love this series from Guy Bass & Pete Williamson for Guy's fantabulous twisted fantasy writing with creatively eccentric vocabulary and lots of laugh out loud silliness whilst exploring empathy and concepts of loneliness. Williamson adds the final flourish of perfection with the moody spooky and yet just-playful-enough-not-to-be-too-scary illustrations!  I LOVE THIS BOOK! I like … Continue reading Skeleton Keys: The Haunting of Luna Moon by Guy Bass & Pete Williamson