Beatrix The Bold And The Curse Of The Wobblers by Simon Mockler, illustrated by Cherie Zamazing

Publication Date: 4 April 2019 The Blurb Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, lived a small girl, and a big secret. The girl's name was Beatrix, and the secret was... well, you'll find out soon enough. Beatrix is a bold and clever young thing, but she has also never left the … Continue reading Beatrix The Bold And The Curse Of The Wobblers by Simon Mockler, illustrated by Cherie Zamazing

The House Of One Hundred Clocks by A.M. Howell

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb June, 1905. Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop. But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a … Continue reading The House Of One Hundred Clocks by A.M. Howell

All the Dear Little Animals by Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Publication Date: 01 January 2020 (this edition, it was first published in English 2006) The Blurb One summer's day we started a business called Funerals Ltd., to help all the poor dead animals in the world. Esther did the digging, I wrote the poems, and Esther's little brother, Puttie, cried. The Review A warm and … Continue reading All the Dear Little Animals by Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Animals At Night by Katy Flint, illustrated by Cornelia Li

Publication Date: 2 July 2019 The Blurb Meet the animals that come out at night in this nocturnal adventure across the globe's habitats, including a glow-in-the-dark poster of the deep sea. See the jaguar prowling the Amazon rain forest, spot the lion pride on the African savanna, and visit a turtle nesting beach under the … Continue reading Animals At Night by Katy Flint, illustrated by Cornelia Li

And she will be judged…

The thing with working in education is that you will be judged. The obvious is SLT obsevations. As a teacher, it's a maximum of 3 hours each school year (barring specific circumstances). As a TA, it's as often as you find yourself supporting an observed teacher, with no regulation, because TAs aren't regarded as a … Continue reading And she will be judged…

Otto Tattercoat And The Forest Of Lost Things by Matilda Woods

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb Otto lives in the frozen city of Hodeldorf, where eternal winter has fallen. When his mother goes missing one icy morning, Otto vows to find her – joining forces with the Tattercoats, a gang of brave orphans. Now they must journey into a dark forest on a heart-racing … Continue reading Otto Tattercoat And The Forest Of Lost Things by Matilda Woods

Monster Slayer: A Beowulf Tale by Brian Patten, illustrated by Chris Riddell

Publication Date: 15 January 2020 The Blurb One dark night, the sound of music and singing wakes a terrible monster from his sleep in a foul swamp... Warrior after warrior comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only the great hero Beowulf stands a chance, but even he is not prepared … Continue reading Monster Slayer: A Beowulf Tale by Brian Patten, illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Kid Who Came From Space by Ross Welford

Publication Date: 9 January 2020 The Blurb A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe – and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again. But … Continue reading The Kid Who Came From Space by Ross Welford

No Ballet Shoes In Syria by Catherine Bruton

Publication Date: 25 April 2019 The Blurb Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn … Continue reading No Ballet Shoes In Syria by Catherine Bruton

Dougal Daley I’m Phenomenal by Jackie Marchant, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

Publication Date: 15 October 2018 The Blurb In the third book in the series, Dougal finds that making money isn’t quite as easy as he thinks. In fact it causes him more trouble than it’s worth as he gets caught up in a fast-paced adventure that he finds impossible to control. There’s the mysterious Igor … Continue reading Dougal Daley I’m Phenomenal by Jackie Marchant, illustrated by Loretta Schauer