Lori and Max by Catherine O’Flynn

The Blurb Lori wants to be a detective but, so far, the most exciting mystery she has solved is the disappearance of her nan’s specs down the side of the sofa. Max is the new girl at school and Lori is asked to look after her. Max is odd. She doesn’t fit in – but … Continue reading Lori and Max by Catherine O’Flynn

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

The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum

Maggie is a middler, worst luck. Jed was born first and is destined for great things once he gets to The Camp to help fight the Quiet War. Trig was born last and is the baby. But Maggie Middler? There's no great destiny, no prizes, nothing. Just the knowledge that her life is laid out … Continue reading The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum

D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer

Illustrations by Tom Clohosy Cole Jack loves nothing more than playing video games based on war with his Dad, a member of the Army Reserves. That, and his dog, Finn. And now he's learning all about the D-Day Landings at school before the Year 6 residential trip to Normandy. Life couldn't be better. Then Jack's … Continue reading D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer

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

The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

Cover and interior design by Helen Crawford-White The Blurb… Alex loves magic – its glamour, tricks and illusions. He’s good at it, too: he’s reached the semi-finals of a prestigious competition for young magicians. But when he stumbles into eccentric Mr Olmos’s back garden while running from his former best friend, Alex sees something he … Continue reading The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

If All The World Were… by Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys

The vibrant, joyful cover hides a story I wasn’t prepared for on first reading... A little girl and her grandad spend time together throughout the seasons, talking, playing, creating and making memories that will last a lifetime. Coelho’s words and Colpoys illustrations combine to create a wonderful tale of love, loss and making memories. It … Continue reading If All The World Were… by Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys

Will You Catch Me? By Jane Elson

Cover illustration by Michelle Rockford Nell is the only naturalist on the Beckham Estate, which means she shares her bedroom with her menagerie of rescued animals that she cares for. They provide a distraction from having to care for her mum too, and offer normality and rhythm in her otherwise chaotic life. When a new … Continue reading Will You Catch Me? By Jane Elson

Asha & The Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan

Cover illustration by Aitch The Blurb… Asha lives on the family farm with her mother in rural India. Her father is away working in the city, and when the money he sends stops suddenly, a wicked aunt arrives. She’s determined to seize the property – and the treasure rumoured to be hidden on the land. … Continue reading Asha & The Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan