Kitty & the Starlight Song

Written by Paula Harrison & Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie Girl by day. Cat by night. Ready for adventure. We are super excited to be joining the blog tour for the eighth book in the fur-midable Kitty series Kitty and the Starlight Song. Now if you haven’t yet met junior superhero Kitty and her cat crew,Continue reading “Kitty & the Starlight Song”

Freeze

Chris Priestley To say I’ve been highly anticipating the release of Freeze is an understatement. I was recommended Chris’s previous Barrington Stoke novella Seven Ghosts on Twitter and I can honestly say it’s one of the best, most genuinely spooky set of ‘stories within a story’ I’ve ever read. So when I was emailed theContinue reading “Freeze”

Scaredy Bat

Jonathan Meres Illustrated by Anders Frang Swooping onto bookshelves this very day is the story of a super-sweet little bat and his struggle to conquer his fear of the light. Teased by his two older siblings, he finds the to courage to leave the hollow, venturing out into the Dark, Dark Wood and proving toContinue reading “Scaredy Bat”

Theodora Hendrix & the Curious Case of the Cursed Beetle

Jordan Kopy Illustrated by Chris Jevons I’ve been so looking forward to the second book in this series! Think Amelia Fang meets The Addams Family with a little bit of The Munsters mixed in for good measure. Spooky season is just around the corner and Theodora Hendrix and her gang of monsters are readying upContinue reading “Theodora Hendrix & the Curious Case of the Cursed Beetle”

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes

Brenda Gurr On your marks…get set…BAKE! The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes is a fantastic series for avid adventurers and budding bakers. With a sprinkle of magic and a dusting of delight, at under 100 pages, it’s perfect for children just gaining their appetite for reading. Zoe Jones appears to be like any other 9Continue reading “The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes”

Ghostcloud

Michael Mann Phwoar! What a debut! Ghostcloud brought together two of my favourite ingredients in a book – dystopia to die for with a healthy stormcloud of the supernatural. And a villain so cruel, twisted and evil she’s up there alongside my most-hated middle grade characters. This is a remarkable story of one boy’s fightContinue reading “Ghostcloud”

How to be a Human

Karen McCombie Wes drummed his fingers on his lap, tapped his foot on the floor and couldn’t stop grinning. This was THE most astounding thing that had ever happened to him in his entire, not-very-astounding life so far. He was sitting at the front of the top deck on a number 32 bus on theContinue reading “How to be a Human”

Stage Fright – Scary tales from the theatre

Rosie Radford What’s lurking beneath the stage…? Who still walks the theatre years after the audience has gone home? School mates Luke and Dev are about to find out when they stumble into a seemingly derelict theatre. The place is deserted, unless you count the spiders, all peeling paint, faded carpets and dusty velvet seats…orContinue reading “Stage Fright – Scary tales from the theatre”

Rampaging Rugby

Robin Bennett Rampaging Rugby kicks off a brand new, non-fiction Stupendous Sports series. Humorous but informative, it’s a ‘Horrible Histories’ style introduction to the world of sport, complete with Foreword from former New Zealand All Black, Conrad Smith. A cartoon-filled guide to the game for 8-12s, it’s full of player tips your coach won’t tellContinue reading “Rampaging Rugby”

Grow

Luke Palmer I’ve just finished Grow and I cannot stop thinking about it; unflinchingly honest and unapolegetically harrowing I can honestly say this is a book that will stay with me for a long time. Aimed at the Young Adult audience, Grow is a compelling and difficult read, with themes of grief, loss, racism, exploitationContinue reading “Grow”

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