I am DELIGHTED to be taking part in the Ultimate Blog Tour for Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston which is quite frankly such an thrilling and fresh take on the magical fish out of water genre that I can hardly hold my excitement in. The crunch of it could be summed up … Continue reading Amari & the Night Brothers by B.B Alston
I’m a huge fan of Fleur’s writing and especially this Clifftoppers series which I have been following eagerly since the beginning and am hoping desperately that Nosy Crow order another ‘year’ of adventures with the cousins visiting their grandparents’ farm every holiday break. This is perfect read for snowy weather but especially the Twixmas period, … Continue reading Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure by Fleur Hitchcock
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
Today I’m going to give a lot of love and a big faery pumpkin hug boost to the Amelia Fang series by author/illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson. This series is a faevorite of the entire family and it is a bittersweet note that The Trouble with Toads is the last currently planned in the series. With … Continue reading Blog Tour: Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads- Laura Ellen Anderson
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’m delighted to be rounding out the Llama Out Loud tour! Annabelle Sami is a welcome and strong contender in younger middle grade writing, Littlefae and I adore her Agent Zaiba series but Llama Out Loud! showcases her talent in writing range as it is a very different style and voice to Agent Zaiba with … Continue reading Blog Tour: Llama Out Loud! Annabelle Sami illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan
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.