King Of The Sky by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin

A young boy has moved from the vibrant sunshine and sweet smells of Rome to a small community in the grey coal mining valleys of Wales. He feels totally out of place, alone in a strange place, until he strikes up a relationship with Mr Evans, the elderly gentleman who keeps pigeons next door. A … Continue reading King Of The Sky by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin

Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

This is one of those books that I knew I would love before I'd even got a copy. It's historical fiction, it's set during World War II, and it's by Emma Carroll, whose writing style I adore. I deliberately waited until I knew I would be able to enjoy it without interruption. That day came … Continue reading Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann

The breathtakingly beautiful cover encloses a dark story with a heartwarming message. “Crow saw it first. The strange white creature carried upon the dark waves towards the shore.” And so, we are introduced to Leaf, a polar bear carried to a strange place far from home and family. A place where the other creatures are … Continue reading Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann

The City Of Secret Rivers by Jacob Sager Weinstein

Hyacinth Hayward is not looking forward to a summer alone in London with her ditzy mother. It's a far cry from the City she was told about at home in America. The taps don't even mix the water properly. In an attempt to save her hands from further punishment she fixes the bathroom tap, unwittingly … Continue reading The City Of Secret Rivers by Jacob Sager Weinstein