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

Boot: The Rusty Rescue by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

Publication Date: 20 February 2020 The Blurb Toy robot Boot has come a long way since it woke up in a scrapyard with only two and a half glitchy memories. It has a home with its robot pals in an abandoned amusement arcade, and has discovered what true happiness is – although it’s still not … Continue reading Boot: The Rusty Rescue by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

The Blurb Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, 12-year-old Yanka has always felt out of place in her small village. When she wakes up to find that her legs have become bear legs, she sets off into the forest to discover who she is, on a journey that takes her from icy … Continue reading The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

Shadowsea by Peter Bunzl

Publication Date: 9th January 2020 The Blurb SECRETS NEVER STAY SUBMERGED FOR LONG Swept into the bright hustle and bustle of New York, Lily, Robert and Malkin discover shadowy secrets lie beneath its surface. For there are chilling goings-on in their hotel… A strange boy held captive, haunted by an undersea mystery; and a revengeful … Continue reading Shadowsea by Peter Bunzl

Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick

Publication Date: 19 March 2020 The Blurb Who is the mysterious bloodstained man who stops their coach? Why is no one around when Lance and the rest of Year Six arrive at the brand new Crater Lake activity centre? But this is just the beginning of the school trip from hell; a fight for survival … Continue reading Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick

Spylark by Danny Rurlander

The Blurb Ever since the accident, Tom’s struggled with his mobility. But he has a secret escape: Skylark, his drone – through this technology, he can fly above his Lake District home, exploring his world from a totally different perspective. But when he stumbles upon a terrorist plot, he knows no one will believe him. … Continue reading Spylark by Danny Rurlander

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

Swimming Against The Storm by Jess Butterworth

Having adored the first two books from Jess (Running On The Roof Of The World and When The Mountain Roared), I was thrilled to receive a copy of Swimming Against The Storm. Eliza lives in the fishing community of Côteville in South Louisiana. Rising sea levels mean the swamps and marshes her family call home … Continue reading Swimming Against The Storm by Jess Butterworth

The Golden Age Of Magic, a guest post by Guy Jones

I’m delighted to welcome Guy Jones to my blog today for The Fire Maker Blog Tour. The Golden Age of Magic I had a magic set when I was a child. I loved it, though of the hundred or so tricks in the book I never managed to master more than a half dozen. I … Continue reading The Golden Age Of Magic, a guest post by Guy Jones

The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

Cover and interior design by Helen Crawford-White The Blurb… Alex loves magic – its glamour, tricks and illusions. He’s good at it, too: he’s reached the semi-finals of a prestigious competition for young magicians. But when he stumbles into eccentric Mr Olmos’s back garden while running from his former best friend, Alex sees something he … Continue reading The Fire Maker by Guy Jones