Just Jack by Kate Scott, illustrated by Alex Gunn

Having read and adored Giant, I was really excited to read Just Jack, but knew I’d want an uninterrupted time to do it. So, I saved it until I could take Jack on holiday. Once I’d got myself settled in the shade on my sun lounger I tucked in… Ever since Dad left, Jack and … Continue reading Just Jack by Kate Scott, illustrated by Alex Gunn

The Book Of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch

Cover illustration by Jill Calder, internal illustrations by Ian Schoenberg Boy has been an outcast for as long as he can remember. The hump on his back, the mystery surrounding his birth, and his ability to communicate with animals make him a constant source of wrath and ridicule to those he lives with. When a … Continue reading The Book Of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch

The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was A Mermaid by Tania Unsworth

I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but between the captivating cover by Helen Crawford-White, and the enticing opening, I couldn’t wait to dive straight in… “The first time Stella Martin ran away, it was in her sleep. The second was by accident. But the third time she did it on purpose, … Continue reading The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was A Mermaid by Tania Unsworth

The Lost Magician by Piers Torday

Publication Date: 6th September 2018 Cover illustration by Ben Mantle Having survived the Blitz, Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry are sent to Barfield Hall while their parents find them a new home in London. The mysterious Professor Kelly is working on a top secret project to end human conflict once and for all, which leaves … Continue reading The Lost Magician by Piers Torday

The Great Sea Dragon Discovery by Pippa Goodheart

Cover illustration by Lisa Horton Billy Ellwood spends his days at school dreaming of bigger, more exciting questions than those posed by his teacher. Would a plant drink no as happily as water? How do spiders know how to spin perfect fly-catching webs? When his dad loses his job, Billy takes a job at the … Continue reading The Great Sea Dragon Discovery by Pippa Goodheart

Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

Little Green Rain Cape might just be the smartest and kindest of all of the fairytale characters. Using her common sense and compassion, she sets off for Rapunzel’s birthday party with her strong, straight stick, comfortable, clumpy boots, a backpack full of essentials and her party invitation. Along the way she encounters a whole host … Continue reading Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

A Chase In Time by Sally Nicholls, illustrated by Brett Helquist

Alex and Ruby Pilgrim love spending their summers at Aunt Joanna’s bed and breakfast, but it looks like this might be the last, as the business isn’t making enough to pay for the upkeep of Applecott House. As Alex and Ruby head to bed, Alex stops again to look at the old fashioned mirror and … Continue reading A Chase In Time by Sally Nicholls, illustrated by Brett Helquist