Simply The Quest by Maz Evans

I cannot tell you how excited I was to finally get my hands on a copy of this book, just in time for the start of the summer holidays. And what a way to kick them off it was! We rejoin Elliot, Virgo and the Olympian Gods at Home Farm mid-crisis as: Virgo finds out … Continue reading Simply The Quest by Maz Evans

Mold And The Poision Plot by Lorraine Gregory

It's rare that I show a new book to my after-school book club and all 12 of them want to read it just from looking at the front cover. It's even rarer that they all want to read it having explored the blurb. But that's exactly what happened with Lorraine Gregory’s debut, Mold and the … Continue reading Mold And The Poision Plot by Lorraine Gregory

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

With The Guggenheim Mystery publication drawing near, I figured it was a good excuse to reread The London Eye Mystery, as it's eight years since I first discovered Ted Sparks and wanted to reacquaint myself before finding out how life is now… Ted has just finished his 37th Shreddie when his mum announces a hurricane … Continue reading The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Aubrey And The Terrible Ladybirds by Horatio Clare, illustrated by Jane Matthews

It's the start of the Easter holidays and all Aubrey can hear is his parents arguing. When Hirundo the swallow returns to nest for the summer, Aubrey is glad he has someone to talk to, and when he is offered the chance to use the Swallow Stone so that he can fly with Hirundo, our … Continue reading Aubrey And The Terrible Ladybirds by Horatio Clare, illustrated by Jane Matthews

Mold And The Poison Plot by Lorraine Gregory… The review is on it’s way

Publication date: 4th May 2017 I have read and loved Mold, but as my After School Book Club are reviewing it for TES, I can't blog my review just yet... What I will say is this. Buy it, read it, love it. Mold is such a gem of a character, who has you routing for … Continue reading Mold And The Poison Plot by Lorraine Gregory… The review is on it’s way

We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio

Auggie and Daisy are reunited in this stunning picturebook bringing the Choose Kind message to a new generation of readers. The mesmerising illustrations tell as much of the story, if not more, than the carefully chosen words. A story of acceptance, tolerance and understanding. Just because we don't all look the same, doesn't mean we … Continue reading We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio

Running On The Roof Of The World by Jess Butterworth

Publication Date: 1st June 2017 Tash lives in Tibet. She knows the rules. She knows what happens to people who don't follow them. The people taken by the Wujing don't ever return. Rule Number One: Don't run in front of a soldier. Rule Number Two: Never look at a soldier. Rule Number Three: Say as … Continue reading Running On The Roof Of The World by Jess Butterworth

What a great book! Pass the tissues please…

There are five books that have broken me in the last year or so. I have sat and sobbed, waterfalls from eyes, closed throat sobbing, and they're all ‘middle grade’ books. For anyone not familiar with the term that means Upper Key Stage 2 – Lower Key Stage 3, or 9 – 12 years old. … Continue reading What a great book! Pass the tissues please…

Me and Mister P by Maria Farrer, illustrated by Daniel Rieley

Arthur has had enough. His life is a never ending cycle of Liam this, Liam that, Liam blah blah blah, while Arthur just gets told off. He picks up his lucky crystal and his survival tin and leaves home. Forever. Or, he would have done if Mister P hadn't been stood on his doorstep with … Continue reading Me and Mister P by Maria Farrer, illustrated by Daniel Rieley