The Good Hawk- Joseph Elliott

Joseph Elliott has been delighting young children for years as an entertainer particularly beloved as Cook on CBeebies Swashbuckle and taking part in many CBeebies Pantos too, in fact if you are around young children who have since Christmas been wiggling and giggling ‘Biscuit Bottoms!’ its partly down to Joseph in a life sized gingerbread … Continue reading The Good Hawk- Joseph Elliott

Monster In The Lake-Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu

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For me The Dragon in the Library is one of the cleverest and different concepts to appear in that little space between highly illustrated early readers and MG from its magical system, to the illustrative stylings of Davide Ortu and then there’s the wonderful character of Kit who challenges tropes about femininity and protagonists. The … Continue reading Monster In The Lake-Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu

Top Ten Tuesday: Brand New Wintery & Festive books for Younger Readers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is a freebie! So I've gone with a list of Early Chapter books that have come out since Autumn ( ok one came out in summer but it's DEFINITELY Christmassy) that are … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Brand New Wintery & Festive books for Younger Readers

Believathon Seasonal Read: The Eye of the North- Sinéad O’Hart

I absolutely adored Sinead’s The Star Spun Web earlier this year for its alternate reality- parallel worlds theme and the way she explored real events and places within a fictional alternative setting that made it both a safe space and yet closer to home through investment in the characters. So when Believathon popped up I … Continue reading Believathon Seasonal Read: The Eye of the North- Sinéad O’Hart