Flyntlock Bones: The Sceptre Of The Pharaohs by Derek Keilty, illustrated by Mark Elvins

Publication Date: 04 June 2020 The Blurb 'Welcome to the Black Hound - a ship full o' the cleverest pirate investigators ya ever set eyes upon.' The captain pauses. 'You OK, lad? Ya gone paler than a full moon.' When young Flynn becomes too old to stay at the Baskervile orphanage, he applies for a … Continue reading Flyntlock Bones: The Sceptre Of The Pharaohs by Derek Keilty, illustrated by Mark Elvins

The Book Of Mysteries by J.R. Wallis

Publication Date: 28 May 2020 The Blurb Welcome to the Badlands ... a hidden part of our world full of creatures which most people think exist only in fairy tales and nightmares.Ruby is trying to change the future. Her fate is in the hands of the council as they prepare to decide once and for all … Continue reading The Book Of Mysteries by J.R. Wallis

The Super-Miraculous Journey Of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson, illustrated by Rob Biddulph

Publication Date: 30 April 2020 The Blurb Freddie Yates loves facts. A fact can’t leave you and no one can take it away. But when he learns the surprising fact that his biological dad might be living in Wales, Freddy and his best friends sneak off to find him, unwittingly causing a chain of ‘miraculous’ … Continue reading The Super-Miraculous Journey Of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson, illustrated by Rob Biddulph

#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

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

Maharajah the Magnificent by Jane Kerr

It’s my stop on The Great Animal Escapade Blog Tour, and I’m delighted to welcome Jane Kerr to talk about the star of the book, Maharajah... The star of The Great Animal Escapade is, of course, Maharajah the Magnificent: “…the brightest, most bewitching beast at Belle Vue. Larger than a mountain. Wider, higher, and just … Continue reading Maharajah the Magnificent by Jane Kerr

Research and Responsibility: Getting it right in Will You Catch Me? Jane Elson

I am always delighted to host a guest post from an author, but it doesn’t quite feel right saying that this time. I am delighted, but I’m also proud and humbled to have been asked. This is no ordinary guest post. This is one has a message that desperately needs to be heard... ______________ My … Continue reading Research and Responsibility: Getting it right in Will You Catch Me? Jane Elson

An Interview With… Lucy Strange

Welcome to my blog for an After School Book Club takeover, talking to Lucy Strange, author of Our Castle By The Sea and The Secret Of Nightingale Wood. So, I’ll hand you straight over... We loved the vibrant characters and atmospheric setting in Our Castle By The Sea. Can you summarise it in three words? … Continue reading An Interview With… Lucy Strange

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

Top Five Fictional Librarians & Booksellers by Anna James

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome Anna James to my blog today for my stop on the Pages & Co Blog Tour, talking about her favourite fictional librarians and booksellers...   Bookwandering is the ability to literally travel inside of books; but in the world of Pages & Co this can only happen inside … Continue reading Top Five Fictional Librarians & Booksellers by Anna James