The Maker Of Monsters by Lorraine Gregory

I am a huge fan of Lorraine Gregory - her debut, Mold And The Poison Plot is one of my favourite middle grade books, so it’s felt like a very long wait for book two, but ohhhh, was it worth it... Cover illustration by Meg Hunt Brat lives in the isolated castle serving Lord Macawber, … Continue reading The Maker Of Monsters by Lorraine Gregory

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Boot: Small Robot, Big Adventure by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

Cover and internal illustrations by Ben Mantle When Boot wakes up in Flint’s scrapyard it has only two and a half memories, which is strange because its head and left butt-cheek should be full of them. It’s few, glitchy memories are of a girl called Beth, and it knows that she loves him. All Boot … Continue reading Boot: Small Robot, Big Adventure by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

Ocean: Secrets Of The Deep by Sabrina Weiss and Guilia De Amicis

Whether it’s minuscule, majestic or mythical creatures that inhabit the seas and oceans that cover our planet your interested in, or the raft of different marine ecosystems found beneath the waves, from deltas, marches and mangroves to kelp forests and coral reefs, and down to the deepest depths, this book has them all. Oceans In … Continue reading Ocean: Secrets Of The Deep by Sabrina Weiss and Guilia De Amicis

The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Every now and again, the sheer strength of love for a book from everyone who has read it can become a barrier for reading it for me, as I worry it won't live up to the expectations I then have for it. Irrational, I know, but true nonetheless. And so, Edward Tulane never quite made … Continue reading The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline