Magnificent Mabel And The Rabbit Riot by Ruth Quayle, illustrated by Julia Christians

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb Sometimes life isn’t fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she doesn’t have one SINGLE pet in her whole life. And ALL the people in her class are losing their baby teeth. And she doesn’t EVEN have a sprinkler in her own garden. But none of that matters … Continue reading Magnificent Mabel And The Rabbit Riot by Ruth Quayle, illustrated by Julia Christians

The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

Publication Date: 30 January 2020 The Blurb Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series from the prize-winning M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. First stop, The Highland Falcon Thief, a breathless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve. Harrison Beck is reluctantly joining his travel-writer Uncle Nat for the last journey of … Continue reading The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb Thousands of years ago, the Evernight came to the Silver Kingdom and turned everything to darkness and chaos. It was only defeated thanks to the skill and bravery of the Witches. But now the Evernight is about to return, released by the evil Mrs Hester, and the only … Continue reading Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

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