No Ballet Shoes In Syria by Catherine Bruton

Publication Date: 25 April 2019 The Blurb Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn … Continue reading No Ballet Shoes In Syria by Catherine Bruton

Phoenix by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean

Some books are harder to review than others; they need time to sink in, to settle, to allow all the thoughts to clarify themselves in my mind. This was one of those, and I really hope that after a second read, my review does Phoenix justice. It is one of the best books that I … Continue reading Phoenix by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean

Running On The Roof Of The World by Jess Butterworth

Publication Date: 1st June 2017 Tash lives in Tibet. She knows the rules. She knows what happens to people who don't follow them. The people taken by the Wujing don't ever return. Rule Number One: Don't run in front of a soldier. Rule Number Two: Never look at a soldier. Rule Number Three: Say as … Continue reading Running On The Roof Of The World by Jess Butterworth

My Brother’s Secret by Dan Smith

It's the summer of 1941 in Germany, and 11 year old Karl Friedmann is training to be a soldier for the Fürher in the Deutsches Jungvolk. He believes in Hitler, in the war and in being a good German. He will follow in his Papa’s footsteps and fight the enemy as soon as he's old … Continue reading My Brother’s Secret by Dan Smith