Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb Thousands of years ago, the Evernight came to the Silver Kingdom and turned everything to darkness and chaos. It was only defeated thanks to the skill and bravery of the Witches. But now the Evernight is about to return, released by the evil Mrs Hester, and the only … Continue reading Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

The Maker Of Monsters by Lorraine Gregory

I am a huge fan of Lorraine Gregory - her debut, Mold And The Poison Plot is one of my favourite middle grade books, so it’s felt like a very long wait for book two, but ohhhh, was it worth it... Cover illustration by Meg Hunt Brat lives in the isolated castle serving Lord Macawber, … Continue reading The Maker Of Monsters by Lorraine Gregory

A Witch Come True by James Nicol

The Blurb… The war is over and Arianwyn has discovered the secret of the quiet glyphs, but her troubles are far from over. Her day-to-day work as Lull’s witch is tricky enough: winter has set in, bringing bad weather, ice imps and befuddling Yule traditions. But when Arianwyn’s grandmother is abducted by the traitor on … Continue reading A Witch Come True by James Nicol

An Interview With… James Nicol

I’m delighted to welcome James Nicol to my Blog today to talk all things A Witch Come True in a Blog Takeover from my After School Book Club. Can you describe A Witch Come True in just 3 words? Oh, that’s easy – and I’m cheating because the lovely folks at chicken house do this … Continue reading An Interview With… James Nicol

The City Of Guardian Stones by Jacob Sager Weinstein

We’re back in London in Hyacinth Hayward’s second fantastical adventure through London’s hidden rivers. Determined to get to the bottom of the why’s of The City Of Secret Rivers, and find out the truth about her family’s links to the mysterious powers that keep London safe, Hyacinth finds herself whisked into another magical mystery when … Continue reading The City Of Guardian Stones by Jacob Sager Weinstein

The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

Publication Date: 7th February Cover illustration by Hannah Peck Emily has had a very bad day, and it’s all her weird mum’s fault. Well that, and her gob. Emily’s mouth has a habit of running away with itself, especially when talking to her mum about how embarrassing she is. Starving, and on the brink of … Continue reading The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator: Character Guide by Matilda Woods

I’m delighted to welcome Matilda Woods to my blog today to talk about the characters in her new book, The Girl, The Cat And The Navigator. The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator: Character Guide by Matilda Woods The Girl – Oona Britt Ten-year-old Oona Britt’s greatest dream is to set sail on the Northern … Continue reading The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator: Character Guide by Matilda Woods

The Girl, The Cat And The Navigator by Matilda Woods

Cover and internal illustrations by Anuska Allepuz Oona should have been a boy, the heir her father longed for. At least, that is what the fortune teller predicted before she was even conceived. His anger at her being a girl means she is taunted and ignored by her family. She longs to sail the Great … Continue reading The Girl, The Cat And The Navigator by Matilda Woods

How to Write a Good Goodie and a Bad Baddie by P.G. Bell

I am delighted to welcome P.G. Bell, author of The Train To Impossible Places, to my blog today to talk about writing characters, good and bad... When I first sat down to write The Train To Impossible Places, I was determined that it wouldn't have a villain. After all, I reasoned, if Hiyao Miyazaki could … Continue reading How to Write a Good Goodie and a Bad Baddie by P.G. Bell

The Train To Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Cover and internal illustrations by Flavia Sorrentino When Suzy is woken by strange noises in the middle of the night, her logical brain struggles to take in what she is seeing. Train tracks running through her house! And so begins Suzy’s adventure aboard the Impossible Postal Service, and she’s not even wearing her best pyjamas! … Continue reading The Train To Impossible Places by P.G. Bell