Children's Fiction

FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter One) by Andrew Murray

We are delighted to be serialising the first seven chapters of Shroom Raider a Young Adult novel by Andrew Murray - we hope you enjoy!   One – New London Can Take It General Willard D. Earthstar peered down through the telescope, across the mile of empty space that separated New London from the Enemy… Continue reading FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter One) by Andrew Murray

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT STORY: The Lostling by Daniel Soule

A streetlamp flickered. Under the lamppost stood an old red phone box. In the old red phone box a black telephone was ringing. Down the street came a boy. No one knew his name, or if they ever did they had forgotten it along with the boy. His clothes didn’t fit him well—his coat was too… Continue reading SHORT STORY: The Lostling by Daniel Soule

Children's Fiction

Book Review: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

- Short Review - This is the story of a wolf pack who adopt a human child, when the tiger, Shere Khan, hunts outside of his territory against the law of the jungle. Mowgli, the boy, grows up with the animals. He learns the law of the jungle from Baloo the bear and Bagheera the… Continue reading Book Review: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Book Reveiw: The Black Lotus: The Samurai Wars by Kieran Fanning

Blurb on the back: Ghost, Cormac and Kate are not like other kids. Ghost can turn invisible, Cormac can run up walls and Kate can talk to animals - all abilities which make them perfect recruits for the Black Lotus, a training school for ninjas. But when the Moon Sword - a source of unimaginable… Continue reading Book Reveiw: The Black Lotus: The Samurai Wars by Kieran Fanning

Children's Fiction

SHORT STORY: Finnegan the Astrodog by Michael Stevens

Finnegan the dog was thinking about the meaning of life, and of lamb chops. Freeze-dried lamb chops, that is. Finnegan was an astrodog, you see. That’s like an astronaut. Except a dog. Living on a spaceship as a specially-chosen astrodog on a mission to Mars, you get used to freeze-dried stuff. Lamb chops were best.… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Finnegan the Astrodog by Michael Stevens

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Wilderness Wars by Barbara Henderson

- On the back of the book - What if nature fights back? Still in a daze, I take it all in: the wind, the leaden skies, the churning moody sea. And, far in the distance, a misty outline. Skelsay. Wilderness haven. Building-site. Luxury-retreat-to-be. And now, home. When her father’s construction work takes Em’s family… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Wilderness Wars by Barbara Henderson

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- Short Review - The Way Past Winter follows the lives of Mila and her sisters and an adventure that takes place when their brother Oskar disappears one night - after the arrival of a stranger rocks their very foundations of family life. The story in essence is an adventure / coming of age tale… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave