To celebrate the publication of Libby and the Highland Heist, I embarked upon a cosplay project to honour the stories, the intent and Becka Moor’s illustrations. Please see this post for a review of Libby and the Highland Heist. For this project I made Tinyfae a pair of tartan dungarees and Littlefae a dress as … Continue reading BookBounding: Mini Collection for Libby and the Highland Heist by Jo Clarke, illustrations by Becka Moor
We have been waiting for Libby and the Highland Heist with bated breath! The first book in this series Libby and the Parisian Puzzle is a favourite in this house with all of us, Littlefae enjoyed uncovering the mystery by herself and Tinyfae enjoyed it so much as a read aloud she regularly asks to … Continue reading Libby and the Highland Heist by Jo Clarke illustrated by Becka Moor
Today is my turn in the Let's Get Festive! 12 Days of Christmas Tour, and I’ve thought long and hard about what to feature here. I thought about leaning into another folklorist Wintertide like I did with The Clockwork Crow, but then as everyone else on the tour was taking a jolly tone, I thought, … Continue reading Let’s Get Festive: Gracie Fairshaw and Trouble At the Tower by Susan Brownrigg
I am delighted to be celebrating the cover reveal of Sticky Pines The Valley of The Strange by the brilliant Dashe Roberts! which will be publishing 1st September from Nosy Crow. illustration by Bill Bragg, Design by Ray Tierney This frankly awesome cover was illustrated by Bill Bragg & designed by Ray Tierney and is … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Sticky Pines The Valley of The Strange by Dashe Roberts
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
I have been so excited for this book ever since Jo let slip details of her ideas and aspirations for a young reader mystery, eventually dropping updates on her drafting, writing and editing progress. Then, to watch Jo first be signed to an agent and subsequently with the awesome Firefly Press I was, and continued … Continue reading Libby and the Parisian Puzzle- Jo Clarke Featuring Jo’s Top 5 Boarding School Stories!
Crossing over with my involvement in the Instagram 12 Days of Bookmas I chose to feature A Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher today, which although not ‘new’ this year, absolutely deserves to be in hands and hearts every Christmas. I’ve not been shy about my love of folklore, mythology and especially stories of the Fae, … Continue reading Christmas with a Difference: A Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher