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
I was inspired to purchase Otto Tattercoat & the Forest of Lost Things after hearing about it from Erin at My Shelves are Full and it certainly doesn't disappoint. Otto Tattercoat & the Forest of Lost Things has a wonderful Cosiness to its fantasy with a good heaping of peril and danger as we explore … Continue reading Otto Tattercoat & the Forest of Lost Things- Matilda Woods
This is firmly in the myth interpreted in the real world camp and that’s a wonderful thing though fans of stories like The Girl Who Speaks Bear, North Child and The Way Past Winter will find much to love in this tale creaking with myth and magic. Whereas Burnell fully revealed her hand with the … Continue reading The Ice Bear Miracle- Cerrie Burnell
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is a freebie! So I've gone with a list of Early Chapter books that have come out since Autumn ( ok one came out in summer but it's DEFINITELY Christmassy) that are … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Brand New Wintery & Festive books for Younger Readers
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