The Chestnut Roaster by Eve McDonnell

Publication Date: 27 October 2022 The Blurb From the acclaimed author of Elsetime, shortlisted for the Awesome Book Award, a magical and thrilling adventure. "Starting on All Fools Day, twelve years ago, I remember everything. EVERYTHING. That was a wet Saturday, and that was the day I was born." 12-year-old Piaf has the ability to … Continue reading The Chestnut Roaster by Eve McDonnell

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My Friend The Octopus by Lindsay Galvin

Publication Date: 2 June 2022 The Blurb England, 1893, and aquarium fever is at its height. Twelve-year-old Vinnie Fyfe works in the tea-shop at Brighton aquarium, and waits for her milliner mother to return from Paris. The arrival of a giant octopus changes her life for ever. Discovering a talent for art, Vinnie begins to … Continue reading My Friend The Octopus by Lindsay Galvin

The Week At World’s End by Emma Carroll

Publication Date: 2 September 2021 (HB) 3 March 2022 (PB) The Blurb Britain, 1962'Who are you?' I asked.'You don't know who I am? You mean, it's not been on the news?'The girl glanced from Ray to me and back again.'It's better I don't tell you,' she said firmly. Nothing ever happens in World's End Close. So … Continue reading The Week At World’s End by Emma Carroll

The House Of Hidden Wonders by Sharon Gosling

Publication Date: 2 April 2020 The Blurb Zinnie and her sisters live in the murky tunnels beneath Edinburgh's Old Town. They keep out of the way of the authorities and remain undetected. Until, that is, rumours of a ghost bring unwanted visitors into the caverns they call home. Among them, a young Arthur Conan Doyle, … Continue reading The House Of Hidden Wonders by Sharon Gosling

Darwin’s Dragons by Lindsay Galvin

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Syms Covington has landed the job of a lifetime - cabin boy and fiddler on Charles Darwin's Beagle. But when he is separated from the crew during a storm, his life takes a truly extraordinary turn. Shipwrecked on a Galapagos island, he makes a discovery that could change … Continue reading Darwin’s Dragons by Lindsay Galvin

A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago De Moraes

Publication Date: 6 August 2020 The Blurb A peril-packed, crocodile-crammed, fun-filled adventure through ancient Egypt! Being whisked back to 1300 BC certainly wasn't on Henry's to-do list. Can he make his way through a new school, odd sports, unexpected friends and deadly pets, Egyptian style? And will he ever find his way back to the … Continue reading A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago De Moraes

Wasn’t that funny? by Thiago De Moraes

I'm delighted to welcome Thiago De Moraes to my blog today to talk about his new book, A Mummy Ate My Homework, where he explains writing about gruesome stuff in a not-totally-gruesome way… A Mummy Ate My Homework, is the story of an 11-year boy called Henry who gets sent back in the time and … Continue reading Wasn’t that funny? by Thiago De Moraes

The House Of One Hundred Clocks by A.M. Howell

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb June, 1905. Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop. But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a … Continue reading The House Of One Hundred Clocks by A.M. Howell

Empire’s End A Roman Story by Leila Rasheed

The Blurb When, Camilla, a young North African girl travels with her mother and father from Leptis Magna to Rome in 207 AD, she believes that she is going to the centre of the world. But just a few months later, the little family is dispatched to the very edge of it: Britannica. Tragedy strikes … Continue reading Empire’s End A Roman Story by Leila Rasheed

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