Fish Boy by Chloe Daykin

Cover and internal illustrations by Richard Jones Billy’s life isn't easy. His new trainers have been stolen by the school bully, and his mum is sick and isn't getting better. His escape is swimming in the sea and everything nature, especially if it involves David Attenborough. When he makes a new friend, things can only … Continue reading Fish Boy by Chloe Daykin

The Eye Of The North by Sinead O’Hart

Publication Date: 8 February 2018 Cover illustration by Sara Mulvanny Emmeline’s childhood has been spent surviving the dangerous creatures her parents store in their home from research trips. Careful planning, risk avoidance and her survival satchel have enabled her to reach 12 years old, unable to trust anyone outside the walls of Widget Manor. When … Continue reading The Eye Of The North by Sinead O’Hart

Battle Of The Beetles by M.G. Leonard

Cover illustration, chapter headers and beetles by Elisabet Portabella Interior illustrations by Karl James Mountford The final instalment of M.G. Leonard’s trilogy begins just eleven days after the devastating finale at the Film Awards... Somewhere, deep in a rainforest and hidden from the world, Lucretia Cutter has put her plans for world domination into action. … Continue reading Battle Of The Beetles by M.G. Leonard

The Ice Garden by Guy Jones

Cover and interior design by Helen Crawford-White Jess longs to be like normal children, to live a normal life – to have friends who she can play with in the sun. Her medical condition means she can’t though, and her days are spent being home schooled between hospital appointments, all while shielding herself from the … Continue reading The Ice Garden by Guy Jones

The Misfits Club by Kieran Crowley, illustrated by Vince Reid

Life had been getting worse for Amelia ever since her baby sister was born, and now, she’s been sent to live on her grandmother’s farm in Ireland’s most boring town, Newpark for the end of summer. How is that fair? Brian doesn’t want the summer to end. Not because life in Newpark has become exciting, … Continue reading The Misfits Club by Kieran Crowley, illustrated by Vince Reid

The Illustrator For International Book Giving Day 2018 Is…

I am hugely honoured to have been asked to be a part of the team of bloggers revealing the illustrator, and poster for International Book Giving Day 2018 on 14th February. This year’s illustrator is none other than the exceptionally talented Elys Dolan, and here is this year’s fabulously fun poster! Packed with much loved characters … Continue reading The Illustrator For International Book Giving Day 2018 Is…

Below Zero by Dan Smith

Cover design by stevewellsdesign.com In the frozen depths of Antarctica, at Outpost Zero, thirty two people from the Exodus Project are preparing for life on Mars. They are joined by scientists from BioMesa, but no one knows why they are there. Zak and his family had been enjoying a holiday on the sun drenched island … Continue reading Below Zero by Dan Smith

Make Me Awesome by Ben Davis, illustrated by Mike Lowery

I am delighted to be taking part in the Make Me Awesome Blog Tour. Ben Davis has very kindly answered questions put to him by my After School Book Club, which you should read in An Interview With... Ben Davis. When Freddie’s Dad loses his job, the Smallhouse family hit tough times, and have to … Continue reading Make Me Awesome by Ben Davis, illustrated by Mike Lowery

An Interview With… Ben Davis

Welcome to my stop on the Make Me Awesome Blog Tour! I’m delighted to be hosting An Interview With Ben Davis. I say host, as it’s an After School Book Club Blog Takeover. As soon as they saw the Press Release and the book, they begged me to let them ask the questions they wanted … Continue reading An Interview With… Ben Davis