Small Spaces

Catherine Arden To kick off half term and get in the mood for Halloween, I decided I wanted a scare-fest. So I treated myself to a creepy read that’s been on my radar for over a year now and boy was it worth the wait! My word, how I adore this deliciously spooky book! IContinue reading “Small Spaces”

Grandpa Frank’s Great Big Bucket List

Jenny Pearson The Queen of feel-good reads, Jenny Pearson is back ready to wrap you up in her signature style of humour and heart. This is the ultimate comfort read; a book that feels like the biggest and loveliest of hugs. The story sensitely handles loneliness, old-age and dementia on an epic adventure shared betweenContinue reading “Grandpa Frank’s Great Big Bucket List”

Little Horror

Daniel Peak A tiny terror goes on the run in this hilarious, laugh-out-loud, action-packed adventure. Think Look Who’s Talking meets Rugrats with it’s own highly original spin. I seriously couldn’t put this down and romped through it in one sitting! It’s pure comedy gold combined with a gripping quest to defeat an evil conspiracy andContinue reading “Little Horror”

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”

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”

Fireborn

Twelve & the Frozen Forest Aisling Fowler An extraordinary new Middle Grade fantasy series is blazing onto bookshelves this autumn. This is such an assured debut – Aisling Fowler’s stunning world building of an imagined prehistoric land by the name of Ember is so meticulous – Fireborn is perfect for fans of the Wolf-bother series,Continue reading “Fireborn”

Julia & The Shark

Kiran Milwood Hargrave Illustrated by Tom de Freeston Prepare to ride waves of emotion in this hugely powerful and moving adventure with dark depths and a lighthouse full of hopeā€¦ Ten year old Julia, her mum, dad and cat Noodle have left their home in Hayle Cornwall to live on Unst, a remote Shetland islandContinue reading “Julia & The Shark”

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