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”

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”

When the Sky Falls

Phil Earle Inspired by a true story. I’m a big fan of Phil Earle’s writing, so when I won a signed copy of When the Sky Falls I couldn’t believe my luck – this book has received so many positive accolades from well-renowed children’s authors and quite rightly so. This is a powerful and movingContinue reading “When the Sky Falls”

The Shark Caller

Zilla Bethell Usborne Books – Published 4th February 2021 I finished The Shark Caller on New Year’s Day and only hours into 2021, I think I may have found one of my favourite books of the year! Atmospheric, captivating and deeply moving, The Shark Caller is difficult to put down once started and difficult toContinue reading “The Shark Caller”

Bauble, Me and the Family Tree

Jenny Moore Maverick Publishing – September 28th 2020 Holey penguin pants! This is an absolutely fantastic book! Brilliantly bonkers and packed full of laugh-out-loud moments but yet heartfelt and sincere, Bauble, Me and the Family Tree celebrates the intricacies and diversity of family life. Fans of Jenny Pearson’s ‘The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates’Continue reading “Bauble, Me and the Family Tree”

The Key to Finding Jack

Ewa Jozefkowicz Zephyr Books – 3rd September 2020 “N ‘oubliez pas de vivre” Flick’s older brother Jack leaves for a back-packing trip in Peru on his gap year but shortly after arriving, an earthquake hits, devastating much of the area he was supposed to visiting. The authorities are unable to locate him and his phoneContinue reading “The Key to Finding Jack”

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Jenny Pearson Usborne 16th July 2020 The super funny, heart-warming adventure of three boys, one summer holiday, and a few miracles along the way. It’s the last day of Year Six and BFFs Freddie, Ben and Charlie have just graduated from Primary School to the very shouty soundtrack of ‘One More Step Along the WorldContinue reading “The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates”

The House with Chicken Legs

Sophie Anderson Usborne – May 2018 “Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. For Marinka’s grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs toContinue reading “The House with Chicken Legs”

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