I am so delighted to be taking part in Kate Mallinder’s blog tour for her second teen/YA book Asking for a Friend. Kaye’s debut Summer of No Regrets was a highlight of my reading last year with its exploration of four girls finding themselves and growing over the summer between their GCSEs and starting 6th … Continue reading Blog Tour: Asking For A Friend – Kate Mallinder
I’m a huge fan of Robin Hood as a character and legendary figure, so I was very excited to see this modern reinterpretation of Robin Hood by Robert Muchamore. Depending on the world around us the character and background of Robin Hood is reshaped & remolded to fit the Everyman hero whether he be a … Continue reading Robin Hood: Hacking, Heists & Flaming Arrows- Robert Muchamore
I am delighted to be sharing my experience reading Viper’s Daughter where Michelle Paver takes the reader back to a Stone Age World of clans, magic and survival in another tale that picks up a few years later into Torak and Renn’s lives for fans yet is equally a standalone and a fine jumping in point … Continue reading Blog Tour: Viper’s Daughter- Michelle Paver
I am delighted to be kicking off the blog tour for Fig Swims the World by Lou Abercrombie which is a tale about a 15 year old girl who sets herself a New Year challenge of swimming around the world when she is desperate to impress her high-achieving mother. The problem is Fig can't swim … Continue reading Blog Tour: Guest Post by Lou Abercombie author of Fig Swims the World
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
This is the heart rending tale of a young girl Iris and her grandmother and mental health across the fading of the year in Brighton. A heartbreaking yet loving study in dementia and it’s vagaries and capricious elements whilst also exploring sadness and resentment in young Iris too regarding the changes in her family this … Continue reading Talking to the Moon- SE Durrant.
Joseph Elliott has been delighting young children for years as an entertainer particularly beloved as Cook on CBeebies Swashbuckle and taking part in many CBeebies Pantos too, in fact if you are around young children who have since Christmas been wiggling and giggling ‘Biscuit Bottoms!’ its partly down to Joseph in a life sized gingerbread … Continue reading The Good Hawk- Joseph Elliott