The Boy Who Fooled The World by Lisa Thompson

The Blurb When a little white lie leads to a huge dose of trouble... Cole is the odd one out at school: the other kids have the latest gadgets and trainers while his family struggles to make ends meet. Until the day one of his paintings is talent-spotted and sells for thousands of pounds at … Continue reading The Boy Who Fooled The World by Lisa Thompson

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

An Interview With Mitch Johnson

The World Cup is in full swing and children are coming in  buzzing about football every day, so I thought it was the ideal time to remind them about Kick by Mitch Johnson. Showing the darker side of money made off the back of the beautiful game, this gripping story is endorsed by Amnesty International … Continue reading An Interview With Mitch Johnson

Kick by Mitch Johnson

Cover illustration by Oriol Vidal Budi has a dream. He’s going to be just like his hero, Kieran Wakefield, and play for Real Madrid. Until then, he’ll keep stitching the boots in the factory that pays his meagre wages. While playing football with his mates after work, one miss-kick of the ball shatters not only … Continue reading Kick by Mitch Johnson

Make Me Awesome by Ben Davis, illustrated by Mike Lowery

I am delighted to be taking part in the Make Me Awesome Blog Tour. Ben Davis has very kindly answered questions put to him by my After School Book Club, which you should read in An Interview With... Ben Davis. When Freddie’s Dad loses his job, the Smallhouse family hit tough times, and have to … Continue reading Make Me Awesome by Ben Davis, illustrated by Mike Lowery

An Interview With… Ben Davis

Welcome to my stop on the Make Me Awesome Blog Tour! I’m delighted to be hosting An Interview With Ben Davis. I say host, as it’s an After School Book Club Blog Takeover. As soon as they saw the Press Release and the book, they begged me to let them ask the questions they wanted … Continue reading An Interview With… Ben Davis