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”

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”

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 hope… 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”

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”

Keeper

Alan Gibbons Barrington Stoke have scored a winner with this new release. With dramatic storylines both on and off the field, Keeper is Alan Gibbons’ latest fast-paced football novella that shows good friends really are for keeps. New boy Shane Logan has a temper, but he’s also a talented goalie. When Peter and his friendsContinue reading “Keeper”

The House on the Edge

Alex Cotter Nosy Crow – publishes 1st July 2021 Ghosts…hidden treasure…disappearances…mystery… Although not publishing until July, I just couldn’t resist The House on the Edge after reading the spine-tingling synopsis. From the moment it arrived through the letterbox, the spooky seaside setting spoke to me from the To Be Read Pile and it is absolutelyContinue reading “The House on the Edge”

The Dog that Saved the World (Cup)

Phil Earle Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli Published by Barrington Stoke – 4th March 2021 Can you believe it’s 25 years since Euro ’96 and I’ve only just realised that the lyric in Baddiel and Skinner’s 3 Lions is ‘Jules Rimet still gleaming’…not ‘jewels remain still gleaming!’ Football, family and a faithful four-legged friend, The DogContinue reading “The Dog that Saved the World (Cup)”

The Last Bear

Hannah Gold Illustrated by Levi Pinfold Harper Collins Children’s Books – published 18th February 2021 “Just imagine, if every single person on the planet did one small thing?” April Wood aged 11 Set against the stark landscape of the arctic circle is a stunning and heart-stopping adventure that teaches us that no-one is too smallContinue reading “The Last Bear”

When We Got Lost in Dreamland

Ross Welfrod Harper Collins Childrens Books – Published 21st January 2021 Don’t you just love it when you can control a dream…when you know you’re dreaming & you choose where to take it… Dared by class-mate Kez Becker, 12 year old Malky sneaks into a garden shed & takes the first thing he finds; aContinue reading “When We Got Lost in Dreamland”

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