Middle Grade Fiction

FICTION: The Head by Joseph Surtees

Amy was upset. She’d been told off for asking too many questions. They were visiting the Tower of London and Amy wanted to know all about it. Eventually the teacher had told her to be quiet and she had run off, so nobody would see her crying. She kicked a mound of earth in front… Continue reading FICTION: The Head by Joseph Surtees

Book Review, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: Bedlam by Derek Landy

- Short Review - The chances are that anyone considering "Bedlam" is already familiar with the Skulduggery Pleasant series.  This epic volume gives us more of the same mix of humour, magic and in-fighting that we're used to.  In amongst trying to protect us mortals from an attack this instalment also sees Valkyrie trying to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bedlam by Derek Landy

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: One Springy Day by Nick Butterworth

- Short Review - A charming tale to celebrate 30 years of Percy the park keeper and his animal friends.  They're all enjoying a game of hide 'n' seek one day but fox is struggling to find a good hiding place.  When he breaks the rules and enters Percy's workshop he comes to a sticky… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: One Springy Day by Nick Butterworth

Book Review, Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Lily and the Rockets by Rebecca Stevens

 - Short Review - A cracker of a story, based in World War One, which tells the tale of women's football at the time.   Lily, aged 14, lives with her Dad and has started working as a munitionette in the local arsenal (having lied about her age).  The factory has a women's team, which… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Lily and the Rockets by Rebecca Stevens

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: In The Shadow Of Heroes by Nicholas Bowling

- Short Review - A brilliant romp of a tale which seamlessly blends Greek Mythology with the Roman Empire.  What emerges is a classic adventure which sees two slaves set off on a quest to track down the location of the fabled Golden Fleece.  Can they find it before the Emperor Nero's henchmen? If you… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: In The Shadow Of Heroes by Nicholas Bowling

500 Word Short Story

FICTION 500 Words: The Mysterious Boy by Lucas

As he climbed the steep hill, he heard an earthly wail sending a shiver down his spine. A metal foot heaved itself onto the soft, squelchy surface of the muddy soil. It echoed through his ear drums, haunting his future nightmares. It was like the undead bursting out of the ground. Seconds later, it did.… Continue reading FICTION 500 Words: The Mysterious Boy by Lucas

500 Word Short Story

FICTION 500 Words: Super Bob by Zaara

Bob is an ordinary jellyfish in an ordinary school. One day, Bob was watching the kids play football and asked Lucy and Josh if he could play. They said “No!” Bob was confused why he could not play. They yelled “You can't play because you're ugly, smelly and a yellow jellyfish!” Lucy Boomed “And we… Continue reading FICTION 500 Words: Super Bob by Zaara