What’s in your Heart Today?

Written by Louise Bladen Illustrated by Angela Perrini Listen to your heart, what does it say? Are there secret cares dancing a twirly ballet? Are they warm and kind like a big happy bubble…or heavy and sad and in need of a cuddle? This lovely book is a wonderful window into our hearts and minds.Continue reading “What’s in your Heart Today?”

The Bewitching of Aveline Jones

Phil Hickes You know that feeling…when you sense someone or something is watching you…you look over your shoulder but there’s nothing there… I was thoroughly bewitched! Phil Hickes had me under his spell from the very first chapter. This is spooky storytelling at its spine-chilling best with a plot so powerful it has the abilityContinue reading “The Bewitching of Aveline Jones”

The Red Gloves & Other Stories

Catherine Fisher Gripping stories of myth, magic and folklore… This a super collection of the strange, spooky and supernatural in nine short stories that will send a shiver down your spine and stay lingering in your thoughts long after closing the book. I feverishly devoured one story after another in one greedy sitting. Deliciously dark,Continue reading “The Red Gloves & Other Stories”

Skyborn

SinĂ©ad O’Hart Roll up! Roll up! The circus is in town; get your tickets and take a front row seat in the Big Top for an utterly captivating quest story that had me enraptured and enthralled from cover to cover. Hear the drum rolls crescendo, the thunderous applause from the audience and feel the adrenalineContinue reading “Skyborn”

When the Sky Falls

Phil Earle Inspired by a true story. I’m a big fan of Phil Earle’s writing, so when I won a signed copy of When the Sky Falls I couldn’t believe my luck – this book has received so many positive accolades from well-renowed children’s authors and quite rightly so. This is a powerful and movingContinue reading “When the Sky Falls”

The Small Things

Lisa Thompson The small things in life shine brightest as Lisa Thompson returns with an uplifting story of honesty and friendship, inspired by a very special robot. At school, Anna’s been given a special task to partner up with the new girl Ellie. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. Ellie can’t come toContinue reading “The Small Things”

Pinkie & Boo

Chae Strathie Illustrated by Francis Martin A fabulously funny story about a feisty little girl, her toy monkey and the mischievous adventures they get up to. There’s chaos, mess and whole load of love to look forward to. Pinkie loves being the smallest in her family, but the arrival of a baby means everything isContinue reading “Pinkie & Boo”

The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb

Jenny Moore Oliver Twist meets The Greatest Showman… I absolutely adored Bauble, Me & the Family Tree by Jenny Moore (if you haven’t read it you really should!) so I was super excited to read The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb. There’s villanous Victorians, all the fun of the fair, magic shows, sewer rats and generousContinue reading “The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb”

Uncle Pete & the Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep

David C. Flannaghan Illustrated by Will Hughes I had the pleasure of reviewing picture books for fantastic indie publisher Little Door books in 2020, so when it was announced that they were releasing their first early-reader chapter book, I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to be a part of the blog tour. Aimed atContinue reading “Uncle Pete & the Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep”

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