By Rowan and Oak- Melissa Harrison

By Rowan and Yew by Melissa Harrison

Today’s review is a little different as I took part in the Chicken House Instagram tour for By Rowan and Oak that asked us to create a nature table to evoke the meaning across these two novels which tell the tale of a small group of Hidden Folk awakening in Spring to the realisation that … Continue reading By Rowan and Oak- Melissa Harrison

Rainbow Grey- Laura Ellen Anderson

Rainbow Grey Laura Ellen Anderson

The marvellous Laura Ellen Anderson is back with a most triumphant new series in a new realm with a new impossible not to love protagonist, Ray/Rainbow Grey.  I've also got a blog tour post simultaneously that features Laura herself writing about her childhood inspirations and her fan art that help form and develop her creativity … Continue reading Rainbow Grey- Laura Ellen Anderson

Blog Tour: The Creature Keeper- Damaris Young

The Creature Keeper by Damaris Young

Oh. Oh, OH it’s Magic. Complete Magic. I am so incredibly delighted to be celebrating The Creature Keeper by the lovely Damaris Young today. The Creature Keeper is Damaris’ second children’s novel after her amazing debut last year with the spectacular and spooky fantastical Africa set quest The Switching Hour of which I am a … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Creature Keeper- Damaris Young

Blog Tour: There’s a Rang-tan in my Bedroom- James Sellick & Frann Preston-Gammon. Foreword by Emma Thompson.

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.

Princess Poppy: Fantastic No Plastic by Janey Louise Jones & Jennie Poh +Activity

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

Dear Earth by Isabel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi

Dear Earth Isabel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi illustration

With the current crises that society is going through particularly with school closures, Dear Earth offers an opportunity for children to celebrate our planet, learn about Habitats and practice their writing skills to be like Tessa and write our own letters of love to our planet. With recent tales of reduced Nitrogen emissions, satellite images … Continue reading Dear Earth by Isabel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi