#20BooksOfSummer 4: The Tzar’s Curious Runaways by Robin Scott Elliot

#20BooksOfSummer is an annual event hosted by Cathy Brown of 746 Books and runs from 1st June until 1st September With the aim to clearing a target of 5, 10 or 20 books from your TBR but with very relaxed and fun rules. Here is my joining post & List! The Tzar's Curious Runaways by Robin Scott Elliot … Continue reading #20BooksOfSummer 4: The Tzar’s Curious Runaways by Robin Scott Elliot

Mission Taylor & Rose. Nightfall in New York by Katherine Woodfine

Taylor and Rose Secret Agents Katherine Woodfine

In case you missed my mission statement post, I’m undertaking a reading marathon to enjoy all four mysteries in the Taylor & Rose Secret Agents series leading up to the blog tour celebrating the publication of the finale Nightfall in New York! Read my previous Missions for Peril in Paris, Spies in St. Petersburg and Villains in Venice here! Mission … Continue reading Mission Taylor & Rose. Nightfall in New York by Katherine Woodfine

Blog Tour: When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke

When we say Black Lives matters book tour

When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke is a beautiful poem of the heart explaining, affirming and encouraging equal rights, black pride and black joy across a picture book filled with silhouettes and blanked faces of many shades of Black skin so that the reader sees every individual and all Black people in … Continue reading Blog Tour: When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Blog Tour: This Book has Alpacas and Bears. Emma Perry and Rikin Parekh

This book has alpacas and bears Emma Perry & Rikin Parekh

I am delighted to be kicking off the blog tour to celebrate the paperback release of Emma Perry and Rikin Parekh’s This Book Has Alpacas and Bears! A fun and quietly clever look at the power of representation in picture books. There’s nothing that Alphonse loves more than a good book, but when he realises … Continue reading Blog Tour: This Book has Alpacas and Bears. Emma Perry and Rikin Parekh

Wanda’s Words Got Stuck – Lucy Rowland & Paula Bowles

Wanda’s words got stuck Lucy Rowland Paula Bowles

Lucy Rowland is a brilliant star for empathetic and thoughtful picture books, and coupled with the illustrative genius of Paula Bowles (one of our favourites) this tale of a little witch whose words get stuck is an absolute gift.  Speech and Language issues are a quiet but huge topic within parenting and childhood, with many … Continue reading Wanda’s Words Got Stuck – Lucy Rowland & Paula Bowles

The Wizard in the Wood – Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu

The Wizard in the Wood Louie Stowell

We’ve been fans of Louie’s convention-smashing Kit The Wizard Series illustrated by Davide Ortu since whispers of The Dragon in the Library brought a proof to my doorstep and into my heart.  A perfect adventure and fun filled series snuggling into that post early chapter but not quite ready for full on middle grade range … Continue reading The Wizard in the Wood – Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu