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”

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”

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”

Shadowghast

Thomas Taylor It’s the first weekend of the summer holidays and I’ve just come back from a mini-break in the quirky seaside town of Eerie-On-Sea.  But there was no time for relaxation… forget lazy fish and chip lunches in Seagol’s diner, leisurely strolls around town mooching in Mrs Fossil’s Flotsam Emporium or browsing Eerie’s infamousContinue reading “Shadowghast”

The House on the Edge

Alex Cotter The House on the Edge is one of my favourite reads of 2021 so far. I count myself extremely lucky to have read an early copy of the book – who could resist after reading the spine-tingling synopsis! From the moment it arrived through the letterbox, the spooky seaside setting spoke to meContinue reading “The House on the Edge”

How I Saved the World in a Week

I was absolutely gripped by The Boy in the Tower last year, it was one of my most memorable lockdown reads so I was eagerly anticipating How I Saved the World in a Week. Polly Ho-Yen has delivered another dystopian thriller of apocalyptic proportions! Think 28 Days Later with a hint of Walking Dead forContinue reading “How I Saved the World in a Week”

Between Sea and Sky

Nicola Penfold I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to be taking part in the Blog Tour for this absolutely stunning book. After a sensational debut with Where the World Turns Wild, Nicola Penfold is back with the sublime Between Sea and Sky – it’s absolutely unputdownable! A window into a world that will unfortunately become oursContinue reading “Between Sea and Sky”

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