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
Between Sea And Sky is a book that I am thankful exists and comes with the highest of praise and recommendation. I am a huge fan of Nicola Penfold’s writing, Where the World Turns Wild is a landmark in children’s literature for me, a herald of the turn towards eco-fabulism and lighting the path for … Continue reading Between Sea and Sky by Nicola Penfold
#MGTakesOnThursday is a weekly feature from Mary at BookCraic to celebrate the love for Middle Grade Books! The steps to take part are here. Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts Cover illustration by Bill Bragg His breath formed a smoke signal of distress in the cold October airSentence from page … Continue reading MG Takes on Thursday- Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions. What are you currently reading? The Muddlemoor Mysteries: Peril At the Bake Off by Ruth Quayle illustrated by Marta Kissi (Andersen Press March 21) Ruth Quayle sets the scene for a series of unfortunate but funny misunderstandings … Continue reading Pause for WWW Wednesday
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.
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
So, I’ve been incredibly quiet over the last few months, and it’s upset me to ‘lose’ myself in this way. Of course talking about why it’s not possible to avoid the words pandemic as a reason, sorry to anyone who is struggling with the turmoil or loss by my mentioning it. I’ve suffered with anxiety, … Continue reading Hello, again.