Book Review, Children's Fiction, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: Fortunately The Milk by Neil Gaiman & illustrated by Chris Riddell

Fortunately the Milk is a masterfully told tale full of surprise and humour and amazing illustrations. A must for any Neil Gaiman fan for someone just looking for a ripping yarn and a good chuckle.

Book Review, Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Elephant That Ate The Night by Bing Bai

We don't really review that many picture books on STORGY Kids but this one came through my letter box and I couldn't not write about it. My daughter for a long time now has become somewhat scared of the dark, we've bought her a nightlight and it stays on every night. When we go to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Elephant That Ate The Night by Bing Bai

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

This is a book which pulls no punches in its opening scenes and chapters. The reader is thrown into the thick of a complex world, with all the confusion and disorientation which goes along with that, but it certainly makes for an arresting, exciting read. The book opens with some of the main characters –… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Illustrator, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

As a fan of both writer David Almond and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to review this title. The first thing I would say is that it is a very beautifully produced book with a stunning cover by Jeffers, featuring his trademark mixed media style of illustration and unique font. This… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BEST BOOKS: Dan Soule picks his best books of 2018

I've had a truly wonderful year of reading. I read some classics from way back, some from when I was a kid (still way back but not quite as far) and some brilliant modern books hot off the press or a few years old. I'll give my complete list of everything I read at the… Continue reading BEST BOOKS: Dan Soule picks his best books of 2018

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

Short Story: Gill, The Super Fish-Boy by Jenny Pearson

Day one and I’m late for roll call. It’s my mum’s fault as my super-suit is way too small and it is giving me a super-wedgie. I wish she’d never wangled me a place on the Superkids Summer Program but when your mum is Astro-Woman, she gets what she wants. Just ask my dad.

Children's Fiction

FICTION: What Mummies Are Made Of by Stephanie Hutton

They can’t find us a new mummy, so we decide to make our own. We live with Aunty Linda - who is not really our Aunty - in a tidy house that we pretend is ours. The social worker says ‘it’s taking a long time because we are trying to find just the right mummy… Continue reading FICTION: What Mummies Are Made Of by Stephanie Hutton