There’s A Dragon In My Backpack by Tom Nicoll, illustrated by Sarah Horne

Pan is bored of staying at home every day, and desperate to go to school with Eric. Hiding in his backpack, Pan almost makes it through the day without causing trouble. Almost. When Mrs Biggs sees the mini-dragon, she’s convinced it’s a rat. Eric knows he has to do something, and with Jayden and Min … Continue reading There’s A Dragon In My Backpack by Tom Nicoll, illustrated by Sarah Horne

Animals Behaving Badly by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Adam Stower

It’s said that the truth is stranger than fiction, and this book proves it. Including a devilish creature that can kill a polar bear, fish that kept a community awake, and a bird that can destroy anything, to name a few, this is a treasure trove of amazing animal behaviours that celebrates animals’ adaptability and … Continue reading Animals Behaving Badly by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Adam Stower

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Born on Eventide, Morrigan Crow is a cursed child. Everything that goes wrong in Jackalfax can be traced back to her. She is feared by the townsfolk, and despised by her family. And, destiny dictates she will die on her 11th birthday. However, the mysterious Julian North interrupts her final meal to introduce himself as … Continue reading Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates by Gareth P. Jones

Hoist the main sail, it's full steam ahead for plundering and pillaging on the high seas, as we set sail with The Steampunk Pirates! The Leaky Battery Sets Sail (Book 1) Mr Swift has made a group of Steampunk Servants for the king; self-governing automatons who, when given the chance, escape to the high seas … Continue reading Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates by Gareth P. Jones

Silver Street Farm Series by Nicola Davies, illustrations by Katharine McEwen

I had the pleasure of meeting Nicola Davies at Kenilworth Books to celebrate 50 books in 20 years. While talking about my school bookshelf, she very kindly gave me the fifth book from the Silver Street Farm Series and offered to send me the first book too. And I’m so grateful she did.. Welcome to … Continue reading Silver Street Farm Series by Nicola Davies, illustrations by Katharine McEwen

The Smoking Hourglass by Jennifer Bell

We’re transported straight back into the action with Ivy, Seb and Valian, as they use liquid shadow to uncover Selena Grimes evil plans aboard the MV Outlander. After narrowly escaping capture by her new henchman, they know they have to find The Jar of Shadows before she does. Meanwhile, Grandma Sylvie has remembered something that … Continue reading The Smoking Hourglass by Jennifer Bell

Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School by Barry Hutchison

Denzel is struggling with his maths homework when his eraser jumps out of his pencil case. And then, there’s the dark shape lingering in the corner of the dining room, spreading across the walls. As ornaments start flying across the room, his escape through the window fails when it’s blown up. The Spectre Collectors have … Continue reading Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School by Barry Hutchison

Prisoner Of Ice And Snow by Ruth Lauren

The Blurb... Valor is under arrest for the attempted murder of the Crown Prince. Her parents were cast out from the royal court. Her sister was banished for theft of a national treasure. Now Valor has been sentenced to life at Demidova, a brutal prison built from stone and ice. But that's exactly where she … Continue reading Prisoner Of Ice And Snow by Ruth Lauren

Prisoner Of Ice And Snow Blog Tour

Look out for my stop on the Prisoner Of Ice And Snow Blog Tour on Thursday 14th September, where you'll be able to read my review and an interview with Ruth Lauren, where she answers questions from my Year 5 & 6 After School Book Club! Until then, make sure you check out the other … Continue reading Prisoner Of Ice And Snow Blog Tour

Amelia Fang And The Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson

Publication Date: 5th October 2017 It's that time of year when Countess Frivoleeta is planning her pride and joy, the Barbaric Ball. Amelia Fang can’t think of a worse way to spend her time and would much rather hang out with her friends, Florence and Grimaldi, but the Countess insists she attends. The only saving … Continue reading Amelia Fang And The Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson