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

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Picklewitch -Claire Barker illustrated by Teemu Juhani

I had such joy finally getting round to reading these books Picklewitch is such vibrant and awesome character!! With the tiniest hints of some of the greatest literary witches ever including BOTH Pratchett creations Nanny Ogg's naughty cheekiness and Granby Weatherwax's uncanny ability with nature especially birds but Picklewitch has an earthy folksy dirty magic … Continue reading Picklewitch -Claire Barker illustrated by Teemu Juhani

Notable Non-Fiction: National Trust Out and About- Night Explorer Robin Swift & Sara Lynn Cramb

I'm consistently very impressed by the continued collaboration between the National Trust and Nosy Crow, we find them inspirational and this is such a different but excellent topic! Night Explorers is great book to encourage an understanding of nocturnal nature with achievable activities whether you have a garden or not, whether you live in town … Continue reading Notable Non-Fiction: National Trust Out and About- Night Explorer Robin Swift & Sara Lynn Cramb

Bloom- Nicola Skinner

This book is incredibly timely it deals with themes that have become increasingly visual and crucial over the last six months including the regreening of urban spaces, the responsibility to the the environment allowing for biodiversity and gentle-footprints. For young dreamers and budding environmentalists this is a Middle Grade novel to inspire creative green solutions … Continue reading Bloom- Nicola Skinner