Furthermoor – Darren Simpson featuring chapter excerpt.

Furthermoor Darren Simpson

I’ve been a huge fan of Darren’s writing since his debut Scavengers reframed the landscape of Middle Grade writing for me. His writing is like a rich tapestry that transports us into deeply imagined worlds but also challenging and introspective, unflinchingly so, on the emotional landscape of children, particularly boys as they navigate the changing world … Continue reading Furthermoor – Darren Simpson featuring chapter excerpt.

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The Midnight Howl- Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

The Midnight Howl by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

Oi BOOKFACES!! Emily is back in the Midnight Howl and this time things are getting even more serious!  2019 brought a fiery girl with a proper shouty ‘gob’ on her, a constant need for snacks, a indefatigable need to ‘sort things out’ and a companion hedgehog  who just MIGHT be magical, The Midnight Hour by … Continue reading The Midnight Howl- Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency – LD Lapinski

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency- LD Lapinski

When I first heard the premise of LD Lapinski’s The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, I felt the tingles that always preclude an astonishingly good book, but I was quite unprepared for just how much this book has grasped my heart and imagination. There is something incredibly special about this book that is lodged halfway between the … Continue reading The Strangeworlds Travel Agency – LD Lapinski

Rumblestar (Unmapped Chronicles 1) – Abi Elphinstone

Wow. This book has all the stardust of imagination to take me back to my childhood, crawling hands and knees through my parents wall-length wardrobe breathless in the hope I would discover Narnia or a Faraway Land by the time I reached my father’s shoes. These are characters and stories that fold themselves into a … Continue reading Rumblestar (Unmapped Chronicles 1) – Abi Elphinstone