The Infinite Lives Of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge

Cover and chapter opener illustrations by Matt Saunders It’s Maisie Day’s 10th Birthday, but when she races downstairs, she finds herself alone, her family gone and the world she knew no longer exists outside – just an impenetrable darkness that is seeping into her home. It’s Maisie Day’s 10th Birthday, but when she races downstairs, … Continue reading The Infinite Lives Of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge

Curse Of The Nomed by B.B. Taylor, illustrated by Holly Bushnell

Publication Date: 17 May 2018 Starting secondary school is nerve wracking enough without being late, but that’s exactly what happens on Nora, Stef and Jacob’s first day at Nomed Academy. The three children find themselves stood outside the assembly hall staring at a room full of statuesque students and their Headteacher, who looks nowhere near … Continue reading Curse Of The Nomed by B.B. Taylor, illustrated by Holly Bushnell

My thoughts on mental health issues among primary school pupils and how I hope The Mystery of the Colour Thief will help children to reach out by Ewa Jozefkowicz

I am delighted to welcome Ewa Jozefkowicz to the blog today to talk about children’s mental health. With figures showing that in an average class of 30 young people, three will have a mental health problem, and 10% of children aged 5-16 have been diagnosed with a mental health problem, it’s an issue that needs to … Continue reading My thoughts on mental health issues among primary school pupils and how I hope The Mystery of the Colour Thief will help children to reach out by Ewa Jozefkowicz

Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (on challenging stereotypes) by Sophie Anderson

I’m delighted to welcome Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs, to the blog for my stop on the blog tour, to share the first of 15 of her favourite Russian Fairytales.   Fifteen Russian Fairy Tales and What They Mean to Me by Sophie Anderson 1. Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (on challenging … Continue reading Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (on challenging stereotypes) by Sophie Anderson