The Monsters Of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny, illustrated by Edward Bettison

Publication Date: 17 September 2020 The Blurb 'Humans, as is there wont, have a terrible habit of making a mess of everything.' Mirabelle has always known she is a monster. When the glamour protecting her unusual family from the human world is torn and an orphaned brother and sister stumble upon Rookhaven, Mirabelle soon discovers … Continue reading The Monsters Of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny, illustrated by Edward Bettison

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 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

Do we have to read that one? It’s just a picture book…

Back in October, I sat down with my Year 3 & 4 Book Club to show them this year's shortlist for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards Telling Tales category. I read the blurb for each book, and the children voted on whether it made them want to read on. Votes were counted and covers were … Continue reading Do we have to read that one? It’s just a picture book…

The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

Meet Jack Sullivan; the zombie-hunting, monster-slaying, 13 year old who's busy riding out the monster apocalypse from his tree house. Life's not too bad, now he's been abandoned by his foster family and left to fend for himself, but it would be better if only he could find his best friend, Quint, and work out … Continue reading The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier