Opie Jones Talks To Animals by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin

Publication Date: 4 February 2021 The Blurb 10-year-old Opie Jones is Very Ordinary. In fact nothing remarkable has ever happened to her, if you don’t count the cat that gives her funny looks from next door (which she doesn’t). So she is naturally very surprised when she is recruited to join The Resistance – a … Continue reading Opie Jones Talks To Animals by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin

Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls by Atinuke and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Three charming stories about a young girl who lives in a flat in Lagos with her sister, Moji, who is very clever; her brother, Dapo, who is very fast; and Grandmummy, who is very bossy. Too Small Tola is just the right size to fit under the bed … Continue reading Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls by Atinuke and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu

The House At The Edge Of Magic by Amy Sparkes

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman’s purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge, higgledy-piggeldy house. Inside she finds a host … Continue reading The House At The Edge Of Magic by Amy Sparkes

The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling newly hatched dragons. He's got it … Continue reading The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

The Lost Child’s Quest by James Haddell

Publication Date: The Blurb Legends may be born from half-forgotten memory or half-understood experience, but they’re never made up out of thin air… and sometimes there’s more truth in legend than in fact. Deposited on the doorstep of a children’s home as a baby, Tia’s only clues to her history are the strange items left … Continue reading The Lost Child’s Quest by James Haddell

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

Climate Change And How We’ll Fix It by Alice Harman, illustrated by Andrés Lozano

National Non-Fiction November is an annual celebration of non-fiction for children and young people organized by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, and I'm delighted to be sharing an amazing non-fiction title today for the final stop on the blog tour this year. Publication Date: 20 October 2020 The Blurb We know what we need … Continue reading Climate Change And How We’ll Fix It by Alice Harman, illustrated by Andrés Lozano

Owl And The Lost Boy by Amy Wilson

Publication Date: 15 October 2020 Normally, I'd start with the blurb, followed by the review, but let's be honest... who wants to read that when you can just watch Amy talk about the fae characters in her stunning books, A Girl Called Owl and Owl And The Lost Boy, and enjoy a reading! You can … Continue reading Owl And The Lost Boy by Amy Wilson

The Griffin Gate by Vashti Hardy, illustrated by Natalie Smillie

Publication Date: 01 October 2020 The Blurb For years Grace's family have been wardens of the Griffin map, using its teleport technology to help people and fight crime across the land of Moreland. At thirteen, Grace is too young become a warden, but she longs to go on missions herself. After all, if her brother … Continue reading The Griffin Gate by Vashti Hardy, illustrated by Natalie Smillie

Sona Sharma, Very Best Big Sister by Chita Soundar, illustrated by Jen Khatun

Publication Date: 3 September 2020 The Blurb Being a big sister to a new baby brings big responsibilities. Sona Sharma's house is full of people who joke often and argue sometimes. Relatives come unannounced, the phone rings frequently and friends drop in all the time. Then one day Amma tells Sona she is going to … Continue reading Sona Sharma, Very Best Big Sister by Chita Soundar, illustrated by Jen Khatun