The Bewitching of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes

The bewitching of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes

I’m delighted to be celebrating the publication fo The Bewitching of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes, a second adventure for our eponymous hero who we last saw Haunted, this time stepping into the supernatural world of witchcraft.  The Bewitching of Aveline Jones is such an incredible and haunting book, chilling in the clever way that … Continue reading The Bewitching of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes

Clifftoppers: The Thorn Island Adventure -Fleur Hitchcock

Clifftoppers The Thorn Island Adventure

I am a huge fan of Fleur Hitchcock’s writing in particular so in the Clifftoppers series because they remind me of the beloved Famous Five adventures that I adored when I was a child and the exceptionally brilliant part is that they are linked in that the children appear in each book visiting their grandparents' … Continue reading Clifftoppers: The Thorn Island Adventure -Fleur Hitchcock

Monster In The Lake-Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu

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For me The Dragon in the Library is one of the cleverest and different concepts to appear in that little space between highly illustrated early readers and MG from its magical system, to the illustrative stylings of Davide Ortu and then there’s the wonderful character of Kit who challenges tropes about femininity and protagonists. The … Continue reading Monster In The Lake-Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu