Bookbounding: A Dress With Pockets by Lily Murray and Jenny Løvlie

A dress with pockets Lily Murray and Jenny Løvlie

With my sewing obsession coupled with our love of books, A Dress With Pockets by Lily Murray and beautifully illustrated by Jenny Løvlie couldn’t have been a more perfect book for us and so I treated myself to a copy which has been enjoyed by the Fae too. This picture book celebrates modern femininity and … Continue reading Bookbounding: A Dress With Pockets by Lily Murray and Jenny Løvlie

The Balloon Thief – Aneesa Marufu featuring guest post by Aneesa Marufu

The Balloon Thief Aneesa Marufu

In a fantasy world that draws on South Asian heritage, customs, folklore and dress, The Balloon Thief by Aneesa Marufu offers a window into the dichotomy of privilege and oppressed, how those labels are more complicated than we perceive and the motivations to both keep the status quo and to turn to violent rebellion being … Continue reading The Balloon Thief – Aneesa Marufu featuring guest post by Aneesa Marufu

The Boy in The Post- Holly Rivers featuring Guest Post from Holly Rivers

The Boy in the Post by Holly Rivers

I am so excited to be hosting todays blog tour stop celebrating the wonderful writing of Holly Rivers and The Boy in The Post her second book after her debut the gorgeously spooky Demelza and the Spirit Detectors has been long awaited, and I have to tell you, it has certainly been worth the wait. … Continue reading The Boy in The Post- Holly Rivers featuring Guest Post from Holly Rivers

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle- Jo Clarke Featuring Jo’s Top 5 Boarding School Stories!

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle by Jo Clarke

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!

Notable Non-Fiction & Guest Post: Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss, illustrated by Paul Daviz

Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss

When a book arrives that elicits oohs and aaaahs from adults like my Grandmother who isn’t usually interested in non-fiction you know this is something truly special. Not simply visually stunning, this book has the added value of being packed with facts that do actually stand up to the tagline of 100+ Creatures That Will Boggle … Continue reading Notable Non-Fiction & Guest Post: Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss, illustrated by Paul Daviz

Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track – Annelise Gray with Guest Feature by Annelise Gray

Circus Maximus Rivals On The Track Annelise Grey

Last year I wrote enthusiastically about the first book in this series Race to The Death partially for its keen historical observation, and by this education by stealth; but equally so for its storycraft, total immersion in Dido’s world that evokes the greatest stories of literature, those that pull us in and care from the … Continue reading Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track – Annelise Gray with Guest Feature by Annelise Gray

Scrumptious Stories: Mystery of the Nightwatchers- AM Howell & Crumpets

Mystery of The Nightwatchers AM Howell

AM Howell returned for a third publication earlier this year with Mystery Of the Nightwatchers which sees a young teen Nancy return to her place of birth amidst the drama of the 1910 passing of Halley’s Comet and uncovers many secrets in the town and her family with little hints back at the previous books. … Continue reading Scrumptious Stories: Mystery of the Nightwatchers- AM Howell & Crumpets