Dougal Daley I’m Phenomenal by Jackie Marchant, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

Publication Date: 15 October 2018 The Blurb In the third book in the series, Dougal finds that making money isn’t quite as easy as he thinks. In fact it causes him more trouble than it’s worth as he gets caught up in a fast-paced adventure that he finds impossible to control. There’s the mysterious Igor … Continue reading Dougal Daley I’m Phenomenal by Jackie Marchant, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

White Fox by Chen Jiatong illustrated by Viola Wang

Publication Date: 5 September 2019 The Blurb A young white fox called Dilah returns home to find his mother gravely injured. Before she dies, she tells him about a treasure with the power to make animals human. The clues to its location are contained in a moonstone buried beneath their den. But wicked blue foxes … Continue reading White Fox by Chen Jiatong illustrated by Viola Wang

Claire: Justice Ninja by Joe Brady and Kate Ashwin

Publication Date: 12 October 2019 The Blurb Claire is the world’s first and only JUSTICE NINJA! She’s on a mission to set the world to rights. Rubbish litterers – Binned! Loud motorbikes – Silenced! School bullies – Defeated! Justice never sleeps – not when Claire’s about. She’s taking down wrongdoers, NINJA-STYLE! Evil councillors, gum spitters … Continue reading Claire: Justice Ninja by Joe Brady and Kate Ashwin

Boot: The Rusty Rescue by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

Publication Date: 20 February 2020 The Blurb Toy robot Boot has come a long way since it woke up in a scrapyard with only two and a half glitchy memories. It has a home with its robot pals in an abandoned amusement arcade, and has discovered what true happiness is – although it’s still not … Continue reading Boot: The Rusty Rescue by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

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

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

The Blurb Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, 12-year-old Yanka has always felt out of place in her small village. When she wakes up to find that her legs have become bear legs, she sets off into the forest to discover who she is, on a journey that takes her from icy … Continue reading The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

Shadowsea by Peter Bunzl

Publication Date: 9th January 2020 The Blurb SECRETS NEVER STAY SUBMERGED FOR LONG Swept into the bright hustle and bustle of New York, Lily, Robert and Malkin discover shadowy secrets lie beneath its surface. For there are chilling goings-on in their hotel… A strange boy held captive, haunted by an undersea mystery; and a revengeful … Continue reading Shadowsea by Peter Bunzl

#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

The Longest Night Of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge

Cover illustration by Matt Saunders Trying to review this book without giving away any spoilers is as complicated as the mystery Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny find themselves trapped in - thanks Christopher – but I will do my very best... Charlie has moved to the country and isn’t all that happy about it. London had … Continue reading The Longest Night Of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge

The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum

Maggie is a middler, worst luck. Jed was born first and is destined for great things once he gets to The Camp to help fight the Quiet War. Trig was born last and is the baby. But Maggie Middler? There's no great destiny, no prizes, nothing. Just the knowledge that her life is laid out … Continue reading The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum