Amazing Treasures by David Long and Muti

Publication Date: 2 February 2021 The Blurb Explore history, culture, geology, and the environment through treasures ancient and modern! Discover 100+ of the world's most extraordinary man-made and natural treasures, objects and places. Giant gemstones, precious artworks, architectural wonders, intriguing ruins, moon rocks, and more! Treasures both natural and man-made make an appearance in a … Continue reading Amazing Treasures by David Long and Muti

Space Detectives by Mark Powers, illustratied by Dapo Adeola

Publication Date: 4 February 2021 The Blurb Dog lost in space? Grown an extra head and don't know why? Pocket money stolen by a green blob? You need the Space Detectives! Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically Beverley Hills in space!). The amazing space station … Continue reading Space Detectives by Mark Powers, illustratied by Dapo Adeola

Opie Jones Talks To Animals by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin

Publication Date: 4 February 2021 The Blurb 10-year-old Opie Jones is Very Ordinary. In fact nothing remarkable has ever happened to her, if you don’t count the cat that gives her funny looks from next door (which she doesn’t). So she is naturally very surprised when she is recruited to join The Resistance – a … Continue reading Opie Jones Talks To Animals by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin

Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls by Atinuke and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Three charming stories about a young girl who lives in a flat in Lagos with her sister, Moji, who is very clever; her brother, Dapo, who is very fast; and Grandmummy, who is very bossy. Too Small Tola is just the right size to fit under the bed … Continue reading Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls by Atinuke and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu

The House At The Edge Of Magic by Amy Sparkes

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman’s purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge, higgledy-piggeldy house. Inside she finds a host … Continue reading The House At The Edge Of Magic by Amy Sparkes

The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling newly hatched dragons. He's got it … Continue reading The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Chocolate Milk, X-Ray Specs And Me by Bethany Walker, illustrated by Jack Noel

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 I am delighted to welcome Bethany Walker to my blog today to discuss how she nearly became Bethany Bucket. It's all down there, after my review... The Blurb 10-year-old Freddy Spicer writes letters to his parents - who he believes are working at a Brussels-sprouts farm in Outer Castonga, with … Continue reading Chocolate Milk, X-Ray Specs And Me by Bethany Walker, illustrated by Jack Noel

The Lost Child’s Quest by James Haddell

Publication Date: The Blurb Legends may be born from half-forgotten memory or half-understood experience, but they’re never made up out of thin air… and sometimes there’s more truth in legend than in fact. Deposited on the doorstep of a children’s home as a baby, Tia’s only clues to her history are the strange items left … Continue reading The Lost Child’s Quest by James Haddell

A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Publication Date: 12 November 2020 The Blurb Set against the backdrop of Karachi, Pakistan, Saadia Faruqi’s tender and honest middle grade novel tells the story of two girls navigating a summer of change and family upheaval with kind hearts, big dreams, and all the right questions. Mimi is not thrilled to be spending her summer … Continue reading A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery

Publication Date: 5 November 2020 The Blurb Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest… When Col’s childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians – a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight – Col must race … Continue reading The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery