What an incredible little novella The Ghost Garden is in collaboration between the amazing Emma Carroll and the awesome Barrington Stoke set in the weeks leading up to the British declaration of war in 1914. Emma Carroll brings to the dyslexia friendly publishing House her unique brand of weaving historical settings with a fantastical undertow, … Continue reading The Ghost Garden by Emma Carroll
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
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
OH MY GOODNESS!!! Fans of Isadora Moon, Amelia Fang, Skeleton Keys are going to LOVE the adventures of this gang of Ghouls in the summer camp Wednesday Addams should’ve gone to in Addams Family Values. Littlefae is already a HUGE fan of Lexie and the gang and it was so wonderful to her I had … Continue reading Ghoul Scouts: Welcome to Camp Croak! by Taylor Dolan
Nevertell takes us to a Slavic landscape like the snowy mythology woven tales of Sophie Anderson, and will also speak to those who enjoyed the Scandinavian mythology inspired quests within Edith Pattou’s North Child and Kiran Millwood Hargraves’ The Way Past Winter. However, what’s very interesting and fresh is the resetting within a 20th century … Continue reading Nevertell- Katharine Orton
Ok there’s no shortage of horror books out there but these are just a few from MG to YA I have enjoyed and are deliciously creepy or in a few cases scare your knickers off terrifying. For someone who wants to think along with their horror The Maker of Monsters- Lorraine GregoryAlthough a tad more … Continue reading Thrills and Scares for Halloween!
Spirited Graveyards are not a new concept in children’s fiction but this blends gothic-tinted tales such as The Graveyard Book with Historical Fiction and a dash of Indiana Jones too. This is a book that reaches back in time and delights the weird little child in me that embraced the spooky and magical side of … Continue reading The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery – Allison Rushby