Historical House: 6, Chelsea Walk

I was sent a copy of this to review (thank you Usborne), and was keen to see how it was, especially after enjoying other recent suffrage-inspired titles (notably Make More Noise and Things a Bright Girl Can Do).  I hadn't realised at the time that this was a) a new edition of an older book... Continue Reading →

The Wild Folk

"Don't judge a book by its cover." Do any bookworms actually follow this advice? I know (following a recent #banterwithbooksellers over on twitter) that myself and many of my fellow booksellers definitely do not, instead "Magpie Reading" (term coined by Ceris!) - homing in on those books with beautiful/intriguing/unusual covers. And that was definitely the... Continue Reading →

Leaf

When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the other animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his odd habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colourful leaves... trying to... Continue Reading →

White Rabbit, Red Wolf

I received an ARC of this AAAGGGES ago from Walker Books (thank you/sorry it's taken me forever to read!) and it's been one of those that has, unfairly, kept finding its way to the bottom of my TBR pile ever since. Partly because despite the fact that my 'resolution' to read more YA books this... Continue Reading →

Between Tick and Tock

'Between Tick and Tock' is the new book from Louise Greig and Ashling Lindsay. They first collaborated on'The Night Box', which was one of my favourite picture books in this year's Waterstones Children's Book Prize Illustrated Books Shortlist (what a mouthful!), so when I saw they had another book due out and - even better!... Continue Reading →

Here be dragons…

When I was little I loved stories about dragons, notably Margaret Greaves' 'Charlie, Emma and the Dragon...' series and June Counsell's 'Dragon in Class 4 series'. *For the record: this was taken on holiday and that snazzy 80's bedding wasn't mine!* I wrote story after story about them too - as evidenced by one of... Continue Reading →

The Huntress

Sea-churning Sky-soaring Beast-chattering Dream-dancing Whale-singing Terrodyl-flying World-saving adventure This should be and was intended to be a review of the most recent (and final 😭) book in Sarah Driver's Huntress Trilogy: Storm (kindly sent to me by Egmont, thank you). However, as it's the last book in the trilogy, I'm finding it impossible to limit... Continue Reading →

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