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 Little Island Books contacted me about Chameleon Dad, the latest middle grade adventure from Debbie Thomas I was sold on the blurb alone and agreed to help support this book which looks at some incredibly powerful themes and situations but with the gentle hand of writing for middle grade. A tale that looks at … Continue reading Chameleon Dad Author Feature: Debbie Thomas on Writing for Children
Today it is my turn on the Lets Get Festive tour. We have been celebrating Christmassy books in all their guises from advent calendar bitesized tales to Merrytime Mystery and Murder to festive frolics! For me I was spoilt for choice, and it was a little overwhelming as we have SO many Christmas books some … Continue reading Let’s Get Festive- Lucy’s Magical Stories, A Series by Anne Booth.
Broke my heart over and over a million times how beautiful and heart wrenching this tale is. The interwar years is a particularly fascinating era for me, but is usually explored looking through the luxurious and Americanised lens of Jazz and Flappers or come the Thirties, Depression and Misery, the immediate post-war period and its … Continue reading The Silent stars go by- Sally Nicholls
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
With the Kingdoms united and new lands and creatures discovered one may wonder what could Amelia get up to next? Laura Ellen Anderson has had the masterstroke of bringing things back to a family and friends focus with a wonderful story focusing on what counts in family relationships. Both Littlefae and Tinyfae are huge fans … Continue reading Amelia Fang & the Naughty Caticorns – Laura Ellen Anderson
This is not quite what I was expecting and I think this added to my enjoyment, I cared enough about the characters to laugh and cry and particular points and was swept into the drama of it all. I’m not usually one for contemporary unless it has a twist, especially of fantasy, but this has … Continue reading The Girl With Space in Her Heart -Lara Williamson