Evie And The Animals by Matt Haig, illustrated by Emily Gravett

Cover and internal illustrations by Emily Gravett Evie Trench loves animals, whether big or little, fluffy or scaly, winged or finned. And, she has her very own secret superpower; she can talk with animals too. But, it’s a superpower her Dad tells her never to use as it brings deadly danger with it, so she … Continue reading Evie And The Animals by Matt Haig, illustrated by Emily Gravett

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

Ocean: Secrets Of The Deep by Sabrina Weiss and Guilia De Amicis

Whether it’s minuscule, majestic or mythical creatures that inhabit the seas and oceans that cover our planet your interested in, or the raft of different marine ecosystems found beneath the waves, from deltas, marches and mangroves to kelp forests and coral reefs, and down to the deepest depths, this book has them all. Oceans In … Continue reading Ocean: Secrets Of The Deep by Sabrina Weiss and Guilia De Amicis

Sounds of the deep by Sabrina Weiss

It’s my stop on the Ocean: Secrets Of The Deep Blog Tour, and I am delighted to welcome Sabrina Weiss to my blog with a fascinating guest post... Sounds of the deep by Sabrina Weiss The ocean is noisier than you might expect. Not just because of breaking waves or the loud engines of passing industry … Continue reading Sounds of the deep by Sabrina Weiss

Perfectly Peculiar Plants by Chris Thorogood, illustrated by Catell Ronca

If you thought plants were boring, it’s time to think again! They aren’t just pretty adornments in our gardens; from producing pollen and food to providing the air we breathe, we couldn’t exist without them. They’re amazing in their range of colour, shape and size. But some are more peculiar than others. Masters of camouflage, … Continue reading Perfectly Peculiar Plants by Chris Thorogood, illustrated by Catell Ronca

When The Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth

Ruby has to leave Australia in a hurry with her Dad and Grandma, leaving her life and her mum behind. With very few possessions to remind her of home, the family set sail to a new life in India, where her father grew up. The hotel isn’t what she thought it would be: it’s boarded … Continue reading When The Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth

Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

Cover illustration by Daniela Terrazzini Trapped inside an enchanted music box by the Ice Queen, Eska spends her days watching Erkenwald, wondering who she is and why her voice is so important. Only when she is released by Flint, a member of the Fur Tribe, does she realise the extent of the Ice Queen’s hold … Continue reading Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure by Vashti Hardy

Publication Date: 1 March 2018 Cover illustration by George Ermos I was delighted to receive an early review copy of Brightstorm. Within the shiny gold silver envelope, I knew an adventure awaited, but an adventure with a map? Oh wow! Before turning a page, I was able to begin the immersion into a whole new … Continue reading Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure by Vashti Hardy

Battle Of The Beetles by M.G. Leonard

Cover illustration, chapter headers and beetles by Elisabet Portabella Interior illustrations by Karl James Mountford The final instalment of M.G. Leonard’s trilogy begins just eleven days after the devastating finale at the Film Awards... Somewhere, deep in a rainforest and hidden from the world, Lucretia Cutter has put her plans for world domination into action. … Continue reading Battle Of The Beetles by M.G. Leonard

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