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.
Today’s review is a little different as I took part in the Chicken House Instagram tour for By Rowan and Oak that asked us to create a nature table to evoke the meaning across these two novels which tell the tale of a small group of Hidden Folk awakening in Spring to the realisation that … Continue reading By Rowan and Oak- Melissa Harrison
I’m a huge fan of Fleur’s writing and especially this Clifftoppers series which I have been following eagerly since the beginning and am hoping desperately that Nosy Crow order another ‘year’ of adventures with the cousins visiting their grandparents’ farm every holiday break. This is perfect read for snowy weather but especially the Twixmas period, … Continue reading Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure by Fleur Hitchcock
Each time I discover another book from Fleur Hitchcock I find that I become an even bigger fan of her style and approach to creating modern adventure thrillers bringing the adventures and danger of classic tales bang up to date, to be accessible and resonating with modern children as much as the classics offered their … Continue reading Murder in Midwinter – Fleur Hitchcock
I'm a sucker for winter and festive books and each year I cannot help but add to my collection. This is looking at three newly published Picture Books that we've added to our collection of winter books! The Shortest Day- Susan Cooper and illustrated by Carson Ellis (Walker Books)This book is a beautiful and exquisitely … Continue reading Our newest Winter themed Picture books
Nevertell takes us to a Slavic landscape like the snowy mythology woven tales of Sophie Anderson, and will also speak to those who enjoyed the Scandinavian mythology inspired quests within Edith Pattou’s North Child and Kiran Millwood Hargraves’ The Way Past Winter. However, what’s very interesting and fresh is the resetting within a 20th century … Continue reading Nevertell- Katharine Orton
I am so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for The Pearl in the Ice which is a epic Coming of Age Quest infused with SteamPunk flavours of Cogheart & Brightstorm with airships and a militaristic outlook, an Edwardian feel from social conventions and fashions yet undercut with an undulating primal whisper … Continue reading Blog Tour & Review: The Pearl in the Ice- Cathryn Constable