Little Albert’s scared so I’m holding his hand. The warden’s shouting AIR RAID DAMAGE down the receiver in the phone box. Seems daft to me with all the smoke scribbling up into the sky.
- Short review - A fast moving fantasy novel for readers 10 to 12 with elements like Philip Pullman's stories. Follow Tess and her pet tarantula on an amazing adventure through parallel worlds. You will trip along this story from beginning to end spellbound by Sinead O'Hart's unique turn of phrase. - Longer Review -… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Star Spun Web by Sinead O’Hart
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
- Short Review - Alex is being bullied at school by his former best friend, Freddie. His Mum and Dad have split up and he lives with his father but he's so busy with work that he barely notices that Alex is there. Everything is okay though as he still has his magic. When he… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones
- Short Review - Following the death of their mother, Penny & David have moved into what once was her childhood home. It's been empty for some time but their father feels it could become the perfect family home for them to make a fresh start in. What none of them realise is that the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Pog by Padraig Kenny
Short Review Ylva (pronounced Eel-va) is an orphaned Dane. Her mother has been killed by a three-fingered man and, as a proud Viking, she needs to avenge her murder. In a bleak Northumbrian landscape we follow her journey of survival and vengeance - but who should she trust and is everything as it seems? With… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: She Wolf by Dan Smith
No. Nooo! This is not good. In fact, this is bad. Very bad. This can’t be happening. This is a DISASTER. I can’t breathe. I actually can’t breathe. Oh no. I need to sit down. I can’t believe this is happening to me. There is going to be a school disco. A school disco. A… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Coolness Level Unknown by Greg Dobbins