Everyone’s doing round ups of the best books of 2020, this is particularly hard for me because it underpins the vast chasm in not just the way the world was at this point one year ago but also how my world fell apart last year and my blogging and reading fell to the wayside. Whilst … Continue reading Books of 2020. A different kind of list.
Broke my heart over and over a million times how beautiful and heart wrenching this tale is. The interwar years is a particularly fascinating era for me, but is usually explored looking through the luxurious and Americanised lens of Jazz and Flappers or come the Thirties, Depression and Misery, the immediate post-war period and its … Continue reading The Silent stars go by- Sally Nicholls
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
I was so excited when The Stone of Destiny was published by Cranachan Press last year, as soon as I heard the words selkies and Fae I was sold, but there is much more to Caroline Logan’s series The Four Treasures as our journey into her world begins with a quest to retrieve a magical … Continue reading The Stone of Destiny- Caroline Logan
I am so grateful that this book landed on my doormat because this book, my goodness, this book has something incredible within its pages, something that stirs the soul and reaches in for the magic buried deep inside us. If you love the way that Sophie Anderson threads oral storytelling and folk tale tradition into … Continue reading Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found by Aisha Bushby
I am so happy to be today’s stop on the blog tour for There’s a Rang-tan In My Bedroom by James Sellick & Frann Preston-Gammon, a timely, poignant and powerfully eco-political and educational book. Though fair warning, I may get a little passionate in this post!! There’s a Rang-tan In My Bedroom is the book … Continue reading Blog Tour: There’s a Rang-tan in my Bedroom- James Sellick & Frann Preston-Gammon. Foreword by Emma Thompson.
Middle Grades takes on Thursday is a weekly feature originated by Mary at Book Craic to celebrate a love for Middle Grade Books. Each week a new Middle Grade Book is celebrated