Something is causing mysterious circles to appear in the cornfields of Canfield Farm. And someone, or something, has obviously terrified Barry Cansfield. But when friends Ben and Midge sneak out to the farm to investigate, they discover a secret more terrifying than they could possibly have imagined.
Short Review The books in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series simply keep getting better with each instalment. Janine Beacham has created a wonderful fictional world in her city of ‘Yorke’, with secret passageways beneath the cobbled streets (known as the ‘Stairs Below’), magical cat statues which function as the guardians of Yorke, and a secret… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Rose Raventhorpe Investigates Books 1 to 3, by Janine Beacham
Polly longs to become an explorer. But in 1914, women's rights and choices are limited – something twelve-year-old Polly learns when she befriends her new neighbours: two suffragettes, fighting for women's rights to vote.
Short Review E.R.Murray delivers an action packed follow up to her Nine Lives Trilogy book 1 ‘The Book of Learning’ with the breathtakingly brilliant ‘The Book of Shadows’. We journey with Ebony again as she tries to continue her quest, but this time there are more baddies, more adventure, more gadgets, more fabulous characters and… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Shadows by E.R. Murray
- Short Review - I found Boy Underwater to be a magnificent book that has a host of themes that are running through it, a number of which I am sure many young children may face at some point in their little lives. There is so much jammed packed into this adorable read that it… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Boy Underwater by Adam Baron
The child’s fiction ‘Caramel Hearts’ written by E.R Murray is a perfect coming of age, happy ending, deep but not too deep novel. At age fourteen, Liv Bloom is a fantastically relatable character with a hell of a lot going on. The reader experiences all the awkward moments, all the stressful moments and all the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Chris Riddell