Planet Omar- Ultimate Rocket Blast- Zanib Mian & Illustrated by Kyan Cheng

Planet Omar Ultimate Rocket Blast- Zanib Mian

I’ve been a fan of Zanib Milan’s Planet Omar series since an early proof of the first book. A blend of prose with interjections and highly illustrated ‘Tom Gates’ style bits from Kyan Cheng makes this a playful whimsical series.  There is something gentle and sweet about the way she depicts the mindset and wobbly … Continue reading Planet Omar- Ultimate Rocket Blast- Zanib Mian & Illustrated by Kyan Cheng

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The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes: The Super Spy by Brenda Gurr

Zinnia Jakes The Super Spy by Brenda Gurr

Cupcakes, muffins, brownies, Bake Off, sweet baked goods, it’s a topic that absolutely appeals to tweens especially if it can involve sprinkles and no doubt from seeing the efforts on YouTube and TikTok there are plenty of potential readers who could see themselves as super baker Zoë in her alter ego as Zinnia Jakes famous … Continue reading The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes: The Super Spy by Brenda Gurr

Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest – Vashti Hardy illustrated by George Ermos

Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest by Vashti Hardy

Harley Hitch, a highly illustrated chapter book came out earlier this year to high acclaim but I’ve let this book grow a little longer in my heart…. Along with the strawberry seeds that were sent to me with my copy. Our own Grandpa Eden strawberry plants are a year away from fruiting BUT I’ve been … Continue reading Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest – Vashti Hardy illustrated by George Ermos

Blog Tour: Bumble & Snug and the Angry Pirates by Mark Bradley

Bumble & Snug Mark Bradley

I am so delighted to be celebrating the publication of Mark Bradley’s Bumble & Snug and the Angry Pirates, a graphic novel/comic book for younger readers. This book has been welcomed with glee into our home, I barely was allowed to photograph it before it was whisked away by my 8 year old with her … Continue reading Blog Tour: Bumble & Snug and the Angry Pirates by Mark Bradley

Blog Tour: My Monster and Me Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey

Me and my monster Nadiya Hussain

I am delighted to be taking part in the Blog Tour for My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey as, for me, self-care books are a very important part of any children’s book collection in order to give children resilience and the coping mechanisms to cope with the pressures and emotional stressors … Continue reading Blog Tour: My Monster and Me Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey