Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found by Aisha Bushby

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I am so grateful that this book landed on my doormat because this book, my goodness, this book has something incredible within its pages, something that stirs the soul and reaches in for the magic buried deep inside us. If you love the way that Sophie Anderson threads oral storytelling and folk tale tradition into … Continue reading Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found by Aisha Bushby

Princess Poppy: Fantastic No Plastic by Janey Louise Jones & Jennie Poh +Activity

Princess Poppy Fantastic No Plastic is the follow up to 2019’s Please Please Please Save the Bees which has recently had a reprint cover makeover to compliment this design of Fantastic, No Plastic. The styling is a lovely up to date twist on the branding of the older picture and young fiction Princess Poppy series … Continue reading Princess Poppy: Fantastic No Plastic by Janey Louise Jones & Jennie Poh +Activity

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

And Then I Turned into A Mermaid – Laura Kirkpatrick

Laura Steven's (writing as Laura Kirkpatrick) Middle Grade debut is a riot of all the messy, silly but inherently important things in a regular unpopular 13 year olds life but with the added pressure of being a mermaid to complicate things. Mollie Seabrook lives with her mum and 4 sisters in a dilapidated Lighthouse at … Continue reading And Then I Turned into A Mermaid – Laura Kirkpatrick