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.
This book is snortingly hilarious, so many times I was laughing so hard I was basically ordered to read aloud what had tickled me so much by others in the room. The Super Miraculous Journey Of Freddie Yates is so beautifully bittersweet in that it captures all the pain and love and self-doubt and fierceness … Continue reading The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates- Jenny Pearson
She’s done it again. Kirsty Applebaum has once again taken a genre that had certain associations of content, style and readership and flipped the expectations on their head with heart and character-driven MUST READ story. The Middler reframed dystopia for Middle Grade now TrooFriend challenges wider thinking of Sci-Fi and shows how it can be … Continue reading TrooFriend- Kirsty Applebaum
I was inspired to purchase Otto Tattercoat & the Forest of Lost Things after hearing about it from Erin at My Shelves are Full and it certainly doesn't disappoint. Otto Tattercoat & the Forest of Lost Things has a wonderful Cosiness to its fantasy with a good heaping of peril and danger as we explore … Continue reading Otto Tattercoat & the Forest of Lost Things- Matilda Woods
After its hardback release last year, Ewa Jozefkowicz’s Girl 38 has come to paperback and is a wonderful novel especially for children 11+ who may be experiencing similar struggles to protagonist Kat. Girl 38 refers to a graphic novel character that our protagonist Kat is developing with a little inspiration from people around her, as … Continue reading Girl 38: Finding A Friend by Ewa Jozefkowicz
Potkin and Stubbs has come to an end, it feels like too soon for I have loved this series so much but each part of the trilogy is utter perfection no more no less bringing us to an ending that is so very brilliant. This book takes a perilous turn as Ned is on the … Continue reading Potkin and Stubbs 3: Ghostcatcher- Sophie Green illustrations by Karl J Mountford
This is the heart rending tale of a young girl Iris and her grandmother and mental health across the fading of the year in Brighton. A heartbreaking yet loving study in dementia and it’s vagaries and capricious elements whilst also exploring sadness and resentment in young Iris too regarding the changes in her family this … Continue reading Talking to the Moon- SE Durrant.