To celebrate the publication of Libby and the Highland Heist, I embarked upon a cosplay project to honour the stories, the intent and Becka Moor’s illustrations. Please see this post for a review of Libby and the Highland Heist. For this project I made Tinyfae a pair of tartan dungarees and Littlefae a dress as … Continue reading BookBounding: Mini Collection for Libby and the Highland Heist by Jo Clarke, illustrations by Becka Moor
We have been waiting for Libby and the Highland Heist with bated breath! The first book in this series Libby and the Parisian Puzzle is a favourite in this house with all of us, Littlefae enjoyed uncovering the mystery by herself and Tinyfae enjoyed it so much as a read aloud she regularly asks to … Continue reading Libby and the Highland Heist by Jo Clarke illustrated by Becka Moor
Today is my turn in the Let's Get Festive! 12 Days of Christmas Tour, and I’ve thought long and hard about what to feature here. I thought about leaning into another folklorist Wintertide like I did with The Clockwork Crow, but then as everyone else on the tour was taking a jolly tone, I thought, … Continue reading Let’s Get Festive: Gracie Fairshaw and Trouble At the Tower by Susan Brownrigg
This review will come in two parts, this is the analysis post, the other is to come later this afternoon!! You may know there are a few topics that will immediately endear me to a book, and a combination of such will make me love it. And then there’s the special few that put a … Continue reading My Friend, The Octopus by Lindsay Galvin
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
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!
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