Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival

Publication Date: 5 August 2021 The Blurb Tilda's world is just as she likes it . . . until one day, it turns completely UPSIDE DOWN. All of a sudden, everything is topsy-turvy, and nothing feels right. Things that were once easy now seem incredibly challenging.Can Tilda discover a new way to approach her problems … Continue reading Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival

Frankenstiltskin by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Freya Hartas

Publication Date: 7 October 2021 The Blurb The second story in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho. Joining the family business, animal-lover Bryony proves to be an extraordinary taxidermist, whose tender fingers create displays which comfort, educate and astound. But when Byrony’s proud father … Continue reading Frankenstiltskin by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Freya Hartas

Walker Books’ SpoOooOOokey Halloween Blog Tour

I'm delighted to be hosting Angela on my blog today with her Halloween Horror Story... Angela Woolfe’s Halloween Horror Story I’m sure that many other kids of the 70s, like me, grew up with very little experience of Halloween in the UK. Bonfire Night was the big one: the night of toffee apples, and sparklers … Continue reading Walker Books’ SpoOooOOokey Halloween Blog Tour

Unleash Your Creative Monster: A Children’s Guide To Writing by Andy Jones, Illustrated by Olaf Falafel

Publication Date: 7 October 2021 The Blurb In the pages of Unleash Your Creative Monster, budding writers will sink their teeth into story basics, essential writing tools and the hidden secrets of the wordsmith. Featuring top tips on finding inspiration, how to keep a story moving and beating writer’s block, this essential guide has everything you … Continue reading Unleash Your Creative Monster: A Children’s Guide To Writing by Andy Jones, Illustrated by Olaf Falafel

The Visible Sounds by Yin Jianling and Yu Rong, translated by Filip Selucky

Publication Date: 2 September 2021 The Blurb Based on the true story of Chinese dancer Lihua Tai, The Visible Sounds tells the uplifting tale of a young child dealing with the frustration and solitude of hearing loss. Alone in silence, the child’s life is changed forever when a chance touch unlocks a vibrant new world, now blazing with … Continue reading The Visible Sounds by Yin Jianling and Yu Rong, translated by Filip Selucky

Ghostcloud by Michael Mann

Publication Date: 7 October 2021 The Blurb Kidnapped and forced to shovel coal underneath a half-bombed, blackened power station, 12-year-old Luke's life is miserable. Then, he discovers he can see things others can't. Ghostly things. Specifically, a ghost-girl named Alma. Alma, who can ride clouds through the night sky and bend their shape to her … Continue reading Ghostcloud by Michael Mann

The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgess

Publication Date: 5 August 2021 The Blurb Cordelia and her triplets Rosalind and Giles have lived safely in the castle at the centre of the forest all their lives, protected by the spells their mother has woven. The only time Cordelia feels truly free is when she turns into a dragonfly or a blackbird and … Continue reading The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgess

Storm In A Jar by Samuel Langley-Swain and Katie Cottle

Publication Date: 21 September 2021 The Blurb Arlo visited Nana every Sunday, and she would always have new sweets waiting for him inside a special jar. So when Arlo finds out Nana has passed away, he keeps the jar with him to feel safe and closer to his Nana. But as his sadness turns to … Continue reading Storm In A Jar by Samuel Langley-Swain and Katie Cottle

Little Horror by Daniel Peak

Publication Date: 30 September 2021 The Blurb Rita may be a baby, but she has the mind (and attitude) of a teenager. She may be new to walking but she’s as wise-crackingly clever as anyone in Key Stage 3. She knows she is not a normal toddler but when her parents disappear and a sinister … Continue reading Little Horror by Daniel Peak

The Shadows Of Rookhaven by Padraig Kenny

Publication Date: 30 September 2021 The Blurb Shadows are gathering over Rookhaven. It is the time of The Great Configuration, a once in a hundred years event. Family and monsters descend on Rookhaven from all over the country to take part. But amid the guests there is an interloper. One who is disguised and has … Continue reading The Shadows Of Rookhaven by Padraig Kenny