Inside The Villains by Clotilde Perrin

Meet three of the most well-known and despicable villains from the world of fairytales as you’ve never met them before. The wolf, the giant and the witch in full pop-up, fold-out glory. Each character has a captivating introduction, a beautifully layered character to explore, and then on the full gate-fold, more vital information and a … Continue reading Inside The Villains by Clotilde Perrin

Hopscotch And The Christmas Tree by Katy Segrove, illustrated by Katerina Vykhodtseva

The residents of Rainbow Mews are all excited - it’s time to put the Christmas tree up. But, when it falls apart, the friends struggle to agree on a new tree. They’re either too big, too small, too fat or too thin. Can the friends find a tree they can all agree on? Brilliant for … Continue reading Hopscotch And The Christmas Tree by Katy Segrove, illustrated by Katerina Vykhodtseva

Fangs And Feasts In Transratania by Geronimo Stilton

Running The Rodent’s Gazette is a full time job for Geronimo Stilton, prize winning journalist. But, when his cousin, Trap, calls in the middle of the night from a castle in Transratania and the line goes dead, it doesn’t take much persuasion from his sister, Thea, to dash to the rescue. After all, Transratania is … Continue reading Fangs And Feasts In Transratania by Geronimo Stilton

We Are Super! by Guy Bass, illustrated by Jamie Littler

Guy Bass Week: Day 2 stars this gem of an early reader... You'd think having a world famous Superhero for a dad would be, well, super, but Jonny and Tommy Atomic just want Captain Atomic to spend some time with them. If only they had super powers too… This is sibling rivalry taken to the … Continue reading We Are Super! by Guy Bass, illustrated by Jamie Littler

Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Publication Date: 4th May 2017 Frog is adamant he's not grumpy. He just knows what he likes and what he wants. When he ends up all alone on his log, he's perfectly happy, thank you very much! Or is he? Stunningly simple illustrations allow children to focus on character's emotions throughout the story. A tale … Continue reading Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

My first #52BooksChallenge Top Picks

Back on January 1st, I decided to sign up to the Goodreads #52BooksChallenge. I do read a fair few books so that I can add them to my school bookshelf (if I haven't read them they don't go on), and 52 books, 1 a week, that's doable I thought. Roll the on the end of … Continue reading My first #52BooksChallenge Top Picks

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

“Once upon a time there was a dark and stormy girl.” Feodora lives in the woods with her mother and her wolves. Their life is stark and simple until General Rakov and his men arrive, dead elk in hand, demanding the wolf wilders kill their wolves and any more that are brought to them. Making … Continue reading The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

The Boy, The Bird & The Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods

Publication date: 1st May 2017 Alberto is Allora’s coffin maker, living alone following the plague that swept through the town 30 years ago with the same relentless ferocity that now sees fish fly out of the sea. He notices food disappearing from his kitchen, and soon begins leaving food for the scrap thin boy he … Continue reading The Boy, The Bird & The Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods

Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson

It's not very often I read a book and can't review it straight away, but this is one of those rare occasions where a book touches me so deeply, I need to walk away, cry, think, and return. Meet Adam Butters. He loves spaghetti hoops, comics, his bobble hat and his family. But there's a … Continue reading Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson

Need an escape route? Head to your nearest bookshop or library…

We all have places we retreat to when we're not feeling ourselves. Cosy, comforting places that warm our hearts and sooth our souls. I have lots of them. They're called bookshops and libraries. Inside, they offer thousands of escape routes, places to disappear to for a while, a chance to focus on something other than … Continue reading Need an escape route? Head to your nearest bookshop or library…