Oi BOOKFACES!! Emily is back in the Midnight Howl and this time things are getting even more serious! 2019 brought a fiery girl with a proper shouty ‘gob’ on her, a constant need for snacks, a indefatigable need to ‘sort things out’ and a companion hedgehog who just MIGHT be magical, The Midnight Hour by … Continue reading The Midnight Howl- Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder
I’ll be honest, this is a book I bought on name and cover alone- Wonderscape conjures such explosions of creative magic and Paddy Donnelly’s evocative cover illustration hunting at the worlds to conquer I was sold before I got to the blurb. However, it is an absolute genius of a concept, combining some of my … Continue reading Wonderscape- Jennifer Bell
Princess Poppy Fantastic No Plastic is the follow up to 2019’s Please Please Please Save the Bees which has recently had a reprint cover makeover to compliment this design of Fantastic, No Plastic. The styling is a lovely up to date twist on the branding of the older picture and young fiction Princess Poppy series … Continue reading Princess Poppy: Fantastic No Plastic by Janey Louise Jones & Jennie Poh +Activity
I'm admittedly a fan of Holly Webb and Sophy Williams' collaboration in Animal Stories but, Oh! this one squeezed my heart!! Jack is very good at maths but he struggles to read, so much it makes him angry and lash out at others but he won’t tell anyone the truth. One day his big sister … Continue reading The Story Puppy- Holly Webb & Sophy Williams
We have dogs. I also love cats but I'm in the minority of my family there so it's dogs. These are two recently published books that the girls and I love about owning a dog !!! This is a Dog- Ross Collins (Nosy Crow) We love a Ross Collins book but I was actually howling … Continue reading New Picture Books if you love dogs.
I, Cosmo is a really beautiful and bittersweet story with echoes of Judy Blume crossed with one of those lovely gentle family films were ‘nothing’ yet everything happens. You know the ones where there’s something to work toward but it’s not saving the world or battling dragons, it’s battling feelings and upsets instead. The interesting … Continue reading I, Cosmo- Carlie Sorosiak
I have the author P. G Bell to thank for directing my attention to this gorgeous book. Storm Hound takes together Northern European mythology about the Wild Hunt especially Cŵn Annwn together with Welsh mythology of Ceridwen, and it has rescue dogs too. When my husband brought this home early release from Waterstones, as someone … Continue reading StormHound- Claire Fayers