21% Monster by PJ Canning

21% Monster PJ Canning

What started off as a fun adventure thriller, 21% Monster by PJ Canning turned into something beautifully inclusive, existential and empowering with its subtle commentary on the ways we are different, whether it physically, neurologically or indeed our experiences are what make us powerful not only as individuals but as a species.  Fans of Alex … Continue reading 21% Monster by PJ Canning

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Mystery Society Present… #MarlinMysteriesMarathon Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John

Laura Marlin Mysteries Marathon Lauren St John

Inspired by our joint love of middle grade mystery books Amy of Golden Books Girl, Rachael of Bellis does Books and myself decided to indulge in a fun readalong of Lauren St John’s Laura Marlin Mysteries, and evoke the childhood joy of making a club! Across August we have been reading or rereading Dead Man’s … Continue reading Mystery Society Present… #MarlinMysteriesMarathon Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John

Blog Tour: When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke

When we say Black Lives matters book tour

When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke is a beautiful poem of the heart explaining, affirming and encouraging equal rights, black pride and black joy across a picture book filled with silhouettes and blanked faces of many shades of Black skin so that the reader sees every individual and all Black people in … Continue reading Blog Tour: When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Blog Tour: This Book has Alpacas and Bears. Emma Perry and Rikin Parekh

This book has alpacas and bears Emma Perry & Rikin Parekh

I am delighted to be kicking off the blog tour to celebrate the paperback release of Emma Perry and Rikin Parekh’s This Book Has Alpacas and Bears! A fun and quietly clever look at the power of representation in picture books. There’s nothing that Alphonse loves more than a good book, but when he realises … Continue reading Blog Tour: This Book has Alpacas and Bears. Emma Perry and Rikin Parekh