Comprehension Ninja Workbooks: Learning At Home by Andrew Jennings

Publication Date: 11 June 2020 The Blurb Comprehension Ninja Workbooks are ideal for supporting your child's learning at home. With bespoke non-fiction texts and hundreds of questions, they're packed full of comprehension practice with strong links to the National Curriculum. Created by trusted author and teacher Andrew Jennings, they're perfect for developing those all-important literacy skills … Continue reading Comprehension Ninja Workbooks: Learning At Home by Andrew Jennings

The Thirteenth Home Of Noah Bradley by Amber Lee Dodd

Publication Date: 2nd April 2020 Welcome to the 7th stop on The Thirteenth Home Of Noah Bradley Blog Tour. I'm delighted to welcome Amber to my blog today to talk about a famous finctional curse, but first About The Book... The Blurb The Bradley family are constantly escaping from a centuries old curse which means … Continue reading The Thirteenth Home Of Noah Bradley by Amber Lee Dodd

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

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

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

Flying by Danny Rurlander

It’s my stop on the Spylark Blog Tour, and I am delighted to be welcoming Danny to the blog today to talk flying, drones and personal journeys. Learning to fly with the RAF in the Cambridge University Air Squadron gave me an appreciation of what Jim Rothwell – the main protagonist Tom’s mentor character - … Continue reading Flying by Danny Rurlander

Balance

Summer was long. So, so very long. Six weeks of time. Time to overthink. Time to play out every eventuality to its worst possible conclusion. At my last counselling session in the last week of the holidays, I was told I probably wasn't in a fit mental state to return to school. Mainly because I … Continue reading Balance

Baby Steps

Asking for help was hard, almost as hard as admitting to myself that I needed to. Walking into the appointment with a counsellor three months later wasn't any easier. I knew I would have to talk through everything that brought me to this point in April, and the things that have happened since. To acknowledge … Continue reading Baby Steps

Are You Happy?

So I tweeted this, deliberately late at night, thinking it would fly under the radar and disappear. It didn't, and to be honest I'm massively overwhelmed by the response. The outpouring of kindness and support has had me in tears, and I cannot put into words how comforting it is to know that there is … Continue reading Are You Happy?