When We Were Warriors by Emma Carroll

Cover illustration by Julian De Narvaez Fans of the Queen Of Historical Fiction are in for a real treat as three short stories are woven together amidst the air raids of World War 2 during the summer of 1942... The Night Visitors Stanley and his sisters are just off to get tea when their lives … Continue reading When We Were Warriors by Emma Carroll

The City Of Guardian Stones by Jacob Sager Weinstein

We’re back in London in Hyacinth Hayward’s second fantastical adventure through London’s hidden rivers. Determined to get to the bottom of the why’s of The City Of Secret Rivers, and find out the truth about her family’s links to the mysterious powers that keep London safe, Hyacinth finds herself whisked into another magical mystery when … Continue reading The City Of Guardian Stones by Jacob Sager Weinstein

If All The World Were… by Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys

The vibrant, joyful cover hides a story I wasn’t prepared for on first reading... A little girl and her grandad spend time together throughout the seasons, talking, playing, creating and making memories that will last a lifetime. Coelho’s words and Colpoys illustrations combine to create a wonderful tale of love, loss and making memories. It … Continue reading If All The World Were… by Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys

Will You Catch Me? By Jane Elson

Cover illustration by Michelle Rockford Nell is the only naturalist on the Beckham Estate, which means she shares her bedroom with her menagerie of rescued animals that she cares for. They provide a distraction from having to care for her mum too, and offer normality and rhythm in her otherwise chaotic life. When a new … Continue reading Will You Catch Me? By Jane Elson

Research and Responsibility: Getting it right in Will You Catch Me? Jane Elson

I am always delighted to host a guest post from an author, but it doesn’t quite feel right saying that this time. I am delighted, but I’m also proud and humbled to have been asked. This is no ordinary guest post. This is one has a message that desperately needs to be heard... ______________ My … Continue reading Research and Responsibility: Getting it right in Will You Catch Me? Jane Elson

Asha & The Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan

Cover illustration by Aitch The Blurb… Asha lives on the family farm with her mother in rural India. Her father is away working in the city, and when the money he sends stops suddenly, a wicked aunt arrives. She’s determined to seize the property – and the treasure rumoured to be hidden on the land. … Continue reading Asha & The Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan

An Interview With… Lucy Strange

Welcome to my blog for an After School Book Club takeover, talking to Lucy Strange, author of Our Castle By The Sea and The Secret Of Nightingale Wood. So, I’ll hand you straight over... We loved the vibrant characters and atmospheric setting in Our Castle By The Sea. Can you summarise it in three words? … Continue reading An Interview With… Lucy Strange

The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

Publication Date: 7th February Cover illustration by Hannah Peck Emily has had a very bad day, and it’s all her weird mum’s fault. Well that, and her gob. Emily’s mouth has a habit of running away with itself, especially when talking to her mum about how embarrassing she is. Starving, and on the brink of … Continue reading The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder