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

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MG Takes on Thursday- Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts

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#MGTakesOnThursday is a weekly feature from Mary at BookCraic to celebrate the love for Middle Grade Books! The steps to take part are here. Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts Cover illustration by Bill Bragg His breath formed a smoke signal of distress in the cold October airSentence from page … Continue reading MG Takes on Thursday- Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts

The Slightly Alarming Tale of The Whispering Wars- Jaclyn Moriarty

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone is one of my favourite books ever. Moriarty manages to make her writing feel timeless, classic and modern in one, to sweep even the grown up away into its deeply layered worlds of magic. At first I was a little confused as this was billed as the sequel … Continue reading The Slightly Alarming Tale of The Whispering Wars- Jaclyn Moriarty

Blog Tour: The Creature Keeper- Damaris Young

The Creature Keeper by Damaris Young

Oh. Oh, OH it’s Magic. Complete Magic. I am so incredibly delighted to be celebrating The Creature Keeper by the lovely Damaris Young today. The Creature Keeper is Damaris’ second children’s novel after her amazing debut last year with the spectacular and spooky fantastical Africa set quest The Switching Hour of which I am a … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Creature Keeper- Damaris Young