Fearless! How To Be Your True, Confident Self by Liam Hackett, illustrated by Mike Perry

Publication Date: 2nd January 2020 It's been a fair while since I've blogged a review, mainly because I've been struggling with my mental health. I stepped away from sharing my opinions as I had so little self-worth, I just didn't think anyone else would be interested in what I thought. When I was asked if … Continue reading Fearless! How To Be Your True, Confident Self by Liam Hackett, illustrated by Mike Perry

#ReadForEmpathy by Corrinne Averiss

It’s my stop on the #ReadForEmpathy Blog Tour, and it’s my pleasure to welcome Corrinne Averiss, author of Joy, to discuss why empathy is such an important life skill, and how we can help foster it’s development in our children. The promotion of empathy has been a huge driver for me over the last few years - … Continue reading #ReadForEmpathy by Corrinne Averiss

Boot: Small Robot, Big Adventure by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

Cover and internal illustrations by Ben Mantle When Boot wakes up in Flint’s scrapyard it has only two and a half memories, which is strange because its head and left butt-cheek should be full of them. It’s few, glitchy memories are of a girl called Beth, and it knows that she loves him. All Boot … Continue reading Boot: Small Robot, Big Adventure by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould

Cover and internal illustrations by Chris Mould When Truth Pixie was small, her Great Aunt Julia cast a spell which means she can only ever tell the truth. And that’s a good thing, right? Wrong! Lonely and miserable, the Truth Fairy has upset her family and friends with her truths to the point she rarely … Continue reading The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould

Double Felix by Sally Harris, illustrated by Maria Serrano

The Blurb He skips every second step when he takes the stairs, taps door handles twice and positions objects in pairs. The problem has become so bad that Felix is on the verge of being expelled from school because the principal has had enough of trying to run the school around his very specific rules. … Continue reading Double Felix by Sally Harris, illustrated by Maria Serrano

Across The Divide by Anne Booth

Publication Date: 7 June 2018 Cover illustration by Serena Rocca When Olivia’s mum is arrested for her role in a pacifist protest, she finds herself rushed off to Lindisfarne to stay with her dad, a man she barely knows anymore. With life at home in complete turmoil, that’s the last thing she needs if she’s … Continue reading Across The Divide by Anne Booth

Building blocks, books, bathrooms and bears – Putting Empathy Centre Stage by Maria Farrer

I am delighted to welcome Maria Farrer to my blog today to talk all things Mister P and Empathy Day... “Hello and a huge welcome to Empathy Day 2018; a day to put empathy centre stage and keep it there; a day to log on to http://www.empathylab.uk to discover a wealth of information and resources … Continue reading Building blocks, books, bathrooms and bears – Putting Empathy Centre Stage by Maria Farrer

Boy Underwater by Adam Baron, illustrated by Benji Davies

Publication Date: 1 June 2018 Grab your tissues (to muffle laughter and mop up tears) and get ready for one of the stand out reads this year… It’s that time in Year 4 when Cymbeline’s class are due to start swimming lessons, which is great, or it would be if he’d ever been swimming before. … Continue reading Boy Underwater by Adam Baron, illustrated by Benji Davies

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

Cover illustration by Sarah McIntyre Fidge is due to go on the best family holiday, if only she can get Mum and little sister, Minnie, organised in time. But, as ever, their shopping trip doesn’t go to plan. Mum and Minnie seem to be buying anything that isn’t on Fidge’s list, taking so long that … Continue reading Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Rae

When Amy-May’s parents split up, she has to leave her life at Clay Cottage behind; the garden, homeschooling, and the sea that sings her to sleep. While she moves to the city with her mum, her dad moves to a ramshackle house high in the hills. The never ending worries grow and grow, and the … Continue reading Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Jane Rae