blog tour · Guest Post · Middle Grade Reviews

Blog Tour: Alfie Fleet’s Guide To The Universe by Martin Howard. Illustrated by Chris Mould.

Blog Tour: Alfie Fleet’s Guide To The Universe by Martin Howard. Illustrated by Chris Mould. About Alfie’s Fleet’s Guide To The Universe.  A good funny book is gold. A great one is invaluable. Last year, I especially enjoyed The Cosmic Atlas Of Alfie Fleet where Alfie’s determination to buy his Mum a birthday present saw him… Continue reading Blog Tour: Alfie Fleet’s Guide To The Universe by Martin Howard. Illustrated by Chris Mould.

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illustrated · Non-Fiction

Review: Viking Voyagers by Jack Tite.

Review: Viking Voyagers by Jack Tite. The Vikings gained a reputation as fearsome and bloodthirsty warriors, but their contributions in other areas deserve equal attention. This book offers a more rounded picture of the Vikings as a voyager civilization.  An account of the Viking era – which spanned more than 300 years and various countries… Continue reading Review: Viking Voyagers by Jack Tite.

Picture Book Reviews · Picture Books

Review: Don’t Mess With Duck! by Becky Davies And Emma Levey.

Review: Don’t Mess With Duck! by Becky Davis And Emma Levey. Duck likes peace and quiet. When his neighbours continue to quack and splash, Duck packs his suitcase and sets off in search of a quiet place. The trouble is that everywhere he goes is noisy and overcrowded. When he finally finds a peaceful spot,… Continue reading Review: Don’t Mess With Duck! by Becky Davies And Emma Levey.

Picture Book Reviews · Picture Books

Review: Dear Earth by Isobel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi.

Review: Dear Earth by Isobel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi. Inspired by her Grandpa’s adventures, Tessa writes a love letter to the Earth. As she writes, her mind takes her to all the wonderful places on the planet and she realises what an extraordinary place our planet really is. Grandpa says that humans have damaged the… Continue reading Review: Dear Earth by Isobel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi.

fairytales

Blog Tour: Fierce, Fearless And Free by Lari Don. Illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon.

Blog Tour: Fierce, Fearless And Free by Lari Don. Illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon. Meet Inanna who conquered a mountain. Bridget who rid her house of witches. Kandek who outsmarted a wearwolf. These heroines are fearless, bold, quick-thinking and smart, and their stories make for excellent reading.  Folk stories have been important to me since I… Continue reading Blog Tour: Fierce, Fearless And Free by Lari Don. Illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon.

Picture Book Reviews · Picture Books

Blog Tour: Extraordinary! by Penny Harrison and Katie Wilson.

Blog Tour: Extraordinary! by Penny Harrison and Katie Wilson. Extraordinary! by Penny Harrison and Katie Wilson Extraordinary. Inspiring. We live in a world obsessed with the mighty. The large. The barely achievable. Yet wondrous things happen all around us. Extraordinary! is both a wake-up call and a love song to the quiet, everyday moments that… Continue reading Blog Tour: Extraordinary! by Penny Harrison and Katie Wilson.

Middle Grade Reviews

Review: The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.

Review: The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli. Extract: The locomotive puffed out a sigh of steam, as if it were alive – a dragon, ancient, powerful, and ready to fly.  (The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. P14.)    Synopsis: As Harrison Beck waits… Continue reading Review: The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.

Board Book · Round-Up

Board Book Round-Up – February 2020.

Board Book Round-Up – February 2020.   Baby Goat and Baby Kitten. Illustrated by Yu-Hsuan Huang. Animal behaviours. Wake up, explore, play, and end the day with some baby animals. These beautiful board books incorporate finger puppets of baby animals so that different behaviours can be acted out as the text is read. These books introduce the… Continue reading Board Book Round-Up – February 2020.

illustrated · Non-Fiction

Blog Tour: Q&A with author of The Bat Book Charlotte Milner. 

Blog Tour: Q&A with author of The Bat Book Charlotte Milner. About The Bat Book.  What is a bat? What do bats look like, and what do they eat, and how do they fly? Whereabouts in the world do bats live?  This fantastic volume answers every question a reader could have about bats. Additionally, it is… Continue reading Blog Tour: Q&A with author of The Bat Book Charlotte Milner.