The Last Firefox by Lee Newbery – Published by Puffin

Illustrated by Laura Catalan WARNING: this book contains a fire hazard… …And a very angry goose! The Last Firefox completely set my heart alight. It’s a wonderful story of family, friends (both of the flammable and non-flammable variety) and finding your inner fire. Lee Newbery’s sparky, humorous writing style had me falling about laughing atContinue reading “The Last Firefox by Lee Newbery – Published by Puffin”

WRATH by Marcus Sedgwick – Published by Barrington Stoke

Master storyteller Marcus Sedgwick makes his Barrington Stoke debut with a moody, intense mystery of a missing girl and the intricasies of teen relationships. The mysterious disappearance of teenager Cassie Cotton had me hooked from the very first page and the events that unfold, as told by classmate Fitz. Cassie has always been a bitContinue reading “WRATH by Marcus Sedgwick – Published by Barrington Stoke”

Marv

Alex Falase-Koya Illustrated by Paula Bowles Suit Up. Step Up. It’s time to become a hero! There’s a new superhero in town and he’s swooping onto a bookshelf near you! Marvin is an ordinary boy who loves spending time with Grandpa and reading comics with his best friend Joe. But everything changes when he discoversContinue reading “Marv”

There May Be A Castle by Piers Torday

#BooksIShouldHaveRead* I’m ashamed to say that until yesterday, I’d not read any of Piers Torday’s work. Hearing the high praise The Last Wild Series receives I know his books are, without a doubt, books I should have read and it was about time I made a start. I was inspired to read There May BeContinue reading “There May Be A Castle by Piers Torday”

Aftershocks by Anne Fine

The Earthquake cracked Things wide open… We knew at once that Hauntings would follow. Aftershocks is a gripping supernatural yet spiritual read that will have you on the end of your seat throughout. It has all my favourite traits in a book rolled into one! Ghosts, a dash of dystopia and a sensitive portrayal ofContinue reading “Aftershocks by Anne Fine”

The Lost Whale by Hannah Gold

Hannah Gold What if you could communicate with a whale? Hannah Gold ensnared Middle Grade hearts last year with her best-selling debut The Last Bear – a huge roar for our earth in the war against climate change and an unforgettable story of a remarkable connection between animal and human. I completely fell in loveContinue reading “The Lost Whale by Hannah Gold”

Monster Max & The Marmalade Ghost

Robin Bennett Illustrated by Tom Tinn-Disbury My son’s most anticipated book of 2022! We have been counting down the days until the unleashing of the second book in this marvellous series. It’s been a year since my now 9 year old was introduced to the totally ROAR-SOME world of Monster Max and I can honestlyContinue reading “Monster Max & The Marmalade Ghost”

Like A Charm

Elle McNicholl Witches, vampires, trolls, faeries… a feisty neurodivergent heroine and glamour, glamour glamour! Prepare for a magical adventure on the streets (and in the bookshops) of Edinburgh… It goes without saying I am a huge Elle McNicoll fan! She is one of my favourite children’s authors and A Kind of Spark is without aContinue reading “Like A Charm”

My Brother Ben

Peter Carnavas I was blown away by Peter Carnavas’ first novel The Elephant and just as in his critically acclaimed debut, Peter’s signature style of gentle story-telling shines through, handling delicate family subjects with the greatest of care and sensitivity. My Brother Ben is a story of sprawling summer days and the special bond siblingsContinue reading “My Brother Ben”

Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track

Annalise Gray A truly EPIC SAGA, The second in the Circus Maximus adventure series is waiting in the holding pens ready to storm the arena and it is sure to set pulses racing! I absolutely tore through Race to the Death, in fact it was one of my favourite reads of 2021. Ever since, IContinue reading “Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track”

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