Bookbounding: A Dress With Pockets by Lily Murray and Jenny Løvlie

A dress with pockets Lily Murray and Jenny Løvlie

With my sewing obsession coupled with our love of books, A Dress With Pockets by Lily Murray and beautifully illustrated by Jenny Løvlie couldn’t have been a more perfect book for us and so I treated myself to a copy which has been enjoyed by the Fae too. This picture book celebrates modern femininity and … Continue reading Bookbounding: A Dress With Pockets by Lily Murray and Jenny Løvlie

The FCBG Childrens Book Award- Anisha: Accidental Detective by Serena Patel

When I first reviewed the debut Anisha novel, I knew that Serena Patel had created something special, and with the publication of each book, both Littlefae and I have been swept away in these young reader mysteries that explore so much more than the social or interpersonal problem presented, and yet capture the very real … Continue reading The FCBG Childrens Book Award- Anisha: Accidental Detective by Serena Patel

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle- Jo Clarke Featuring Jo’s Top 5 Boarding School Stories!

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle by Jo Clarke

I have been so excited for this book ever since Jo let slip details of her ideas and aspirations for a young reader mystery, eventually dropping updates on her drafting, writing and editing progress. Then, to watch Jo first be signed to an agent and subsequently with the awesome Firefly Press I was, and continued … Continue reading Libby and the Parisian Puzzle- Jo Clarke Featuring Jo’s Top 5 Boarding School Stories!

Notable Non-Fiction & Guest Post: Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss, illustrated by Paul Daviz

Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss

When a book arrives that elicits oohs and aaaahs from adults like my Grandmother who isn’t usually interested in non-fiction you know this is something truly special. Not simply visually stunning, this book has the added value of being packed with facts that do actually stand up to the tagline of 100+ Creatures That Will Boggle … Continue reading Notable Non-Fiction & Guest Post: Amazing Animals by Sabrina Weiss, illustrated by Paul Daviz

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask- Mark Jones with illustrations by Seamus Jennings

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask by Mark Jones

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask is a curious story. It has this whimsical feel that has whispers from a wide range of modern MG influences, of Pages & Co, Podkin and Stubbs and Dragon Detective meets with portal magic, tumbling into a strange magical world like The Midnight Hour trilogy. It’s very different from … Continue reading Rita Wong and the Jade Mask- Mark Jones with illustrations by Seamus Jennings

The Puffin Portal Vashti Hardy illustrated by Natalie Smillie 

The Puffin portal by Vashti Hardy and Natalie Smillie

You may have guessed that I’m a huge fan of Vashti Hardy’s writing and she’s a wonderful person too ! The Puffin Portal is the sequel to her first collaboration with Barrington Stoke The Griffin Gate, a tale that blends the Hardy-verse of STEM steeped societies and steam punkery into it in accessible form for … Continue reading The Puffin Portal Vashti Hardy illustrated by Natalie Smillie