Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found by Aisha Bushby

Moonchild Aisha Bushby

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

Once upon a dragon’s fire- Beatrice Blue

Once Upon a dragons fire

We were delighted when we won a copy of Once Upon A Dragon’s Fire from Toppsta. This book is a lovely mythopoeic tale that takes the idea of explaining how dragons got their fire. But it also has hidden depths, undulating below the sweet story of two brave small children is challenging gossip and not … Continue reading Once upon a dragon’s fire- Beatrice Blue

Believathon: A Book with an Animal Character- The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood

I had seen Podkin One-Ear and other stories from the Five Realms floating around and been intrigued, and when I picked up a copy I can’t believe it’s taken this long to read this amazing book!! I selected this to fit the Animal Character prompt of Believathon, but it also hits the prompts; features Magic, … Continue reading Believathon: A Book with an Animal Character- The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood

Believathon: Book that features Magic- The Other Alice by Michelle Harrison

I’m a huge fan of Michelle’s writing and chose The Other Alice for Believathon as my Book featuring Magic prompt because her writing walks a line of everyday magic with contemporary occult themes & ideas in a comfortable and safe setting. A Pinch of Magic is also possibly my favourite read of the year and … Continue reading Believathon: Book that features Magic- The Other Alice by Michelle Harrison

Icarus was Ridiculous- Pamela Butchart illustrated by Thomas Flintham

Izzy and the escapades of Wigglesbottom Primary have become cult legendary stories in recent years thanks to Pamela Butchart’s narrative voice that is like the conversational style of a child in juniors of Primary School albeit perhaps a bit of a precocious oral storyteller, and so children resonate with Both the voice and the humour. … Continue reading Icarus was Ridiculous- Pamela Butchart illustrated by Thomas Flintham