Erica’s Elephant by Sylvia Bishop, illustrated by Ashley King

Having popped my review copy of The Bookshop Girl on my school bookshelf, I was delighted when one of my reluctant readers devoured it in one night. When she asked if there were any other books by the same author I did what I really, really shouldn't and told her it would be on my … Continue reading Erica’s Elephant by Sylvia Bishop, illustrated by Ashley King

The Incredible Billy Wild by Joanna Nadin

Publication Date: 4th May 2017 Billy has been set a project over the Easter holidays; he has to write to his ‘God’ every day explaining what he's been up to each day and what he'd like to change about the world. What does Billy want? • A dog. • Seamus to disappear. • To be … Continue reading The Incredible Billy Wild by Joanna Nadin

Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Publication Date: 4th May 2017 Frog is adamant he's not grumpy. He just knows what he likes and what he wants. When he ends up all alone on his log, he's perfectly happy, thank you very much! Or is he? Stunningly simple illustrations allow children to focus on character's emotions throughout the story. A tale … Continue reading Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Wave Me Goodbye by Jaqueline Wilson

Publication Date: 18th May 2017 It's September 1939, and Shirley packs her Dad’s sales suitcase with her wash bag, best dress, her teddy and all of her books ready for a little holiday. With her gas mask over her shoulder, she heads to the train station with her Mum. It is, however, no ordinary holiday. … Continue reading Wave Me Goodbye by Jaqueline Wilson

Mold And The Poison Plot by Lorraine Gregory… The review is on it’s way

Publication date: 4th May 2017 I have read and loved Mold, but as my After School Book Club are reviewing it for TES, I can't blog my review just yet... What I will say is this. Buy it, read it, love it. Mold is such a gem of a character, who has you routing for … Continue reading Mold And The Poison Plot by Lorraine Gregory… The review is on it’s way

Moonlocket by Peter Bunzl

Hurrah for Waterstones and early release copies! Thanks to them, I got to spend the last day of my Easter holidays snuggled up with this, the second Cogheart adventure. I say snuggled; a more accurate description would be perched on the edge of my seat from beginning to end… It's been eight months since Lily … Continue reading Moonlocket by Peter Bunzl

My first #52BooksChallenge Top Picks

Back on January 1st, I decided to sign up to the Goodreads #52BooksChallenge. I do read a fair few books so that I can add them to my school bookshelf (if I haven't read them they don't go on), and 52 books, 1 a week, that's doable I thought. Roll the on the end of … Continue reading My first #52BooksChallenge Top Picks

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

“Once upon a time there was a dark and stormy girl.” Feodora lives in the woods with her mother and her wolves. Their life is stark and simple until General Rakov and his men arrive, dead elk in hand, demanding the wolf wilders kill their wolves and any more that are brought to them. Making … Continue reading The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Kid Normal by Greg James & Chris Smith

Publication Date 13th July 2017 Murph Cooper's life is far from super. His mum's jobs mean that he's in a new house, in a new town, again. He's fed up of making friends to leave them behind, again. And this time, he can't even get a school place, until he and his mum stumble upon … Continue reading Kid Normal by Greg James & Chris Smith

Beards From Outer Space by Gareth P Jones

Publication Date: 4th May 2017 Pet Defenders 2 We're back in Nothington-On-Sea, and once again Earth is under attack, and the only hope lies with the Pet Defenders. Bisket is still struggling to work with his new partner, Mitzy, but there's no time for bickering as the Beard King is intent on controlling Planet Earth … Continue reading Beards From Outer Space by Gareth P Jones