- Short Review - Nick Butterworth is someone who heavily influenced my childhood and is slowly influencing my children's too and I'm sure in a good many years he'll be influencing my grandchildren's childhoods - because these books live on in the hearts and minds of their readers, pure nostalgia on the page and a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Rescue Party by Nick Butterworth
- Short Review - After the deliciously brilliant Three Little Monkeys was released, it was only a matter of time before these cheeky siblings were back for more anarchic fun at Hilda Snibbs expense and to the raucous laughter and appreciation of the young minds reading Quentin Blake's marvellous creation, which again is brought to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Three Little Monkeys Ride Again by Quentin Blake & Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark
Short Review Oliver Jeffers is at it again and this time he is using traditional lithography with a masters touch - a technique which sings from the pages of The Fate of Fausto. Not only does Jeffers create another classic story, he's able to conjure a modern day fable that is more simplistic than his… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers
- Short Review - The cover and title of this book make you think of James Bond and, indeed, there is a decent villain, spy in the making and plenty of thrilling action within this story. Set in the Lake District it follows Tom and his new friends as they foil a plot to assassinate… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spylark by Danny Rurlander
- Short Review - "Sea Witch Rising" is the follow up to "Sea Witch" - a loose re-imagining of the Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Little Mermaid". Both books merge a mixture of land based magic, underwater worlds of mermaids and seemingly impossible loves. "Sea Witch Rising" adds a whole new element though with the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Sea Witch Rising by Sarah Henning
- Short Review - Being a princess can be pretty dull. Even if you live in the kingdom of Biscotti and are surrounded by magical things it can become a bit samey after a while. Princess Avariella Petulia Winifred Pandoro D'Allessandro of Biscotti is bored of racing on her sack around the palace - lucky… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Princess BMX by Marie Basting
Bad Nana: All the Fun of the Fair Bad Nana: All The Fun of the Fair is the second book in the Bad Nana series by superstar author and illustrator, Sophy Henn. This new laugh-out-loud story follows Jeanie and Bad Nana on their annual family trip to the town fair and is gorgeously illustrated in… Continue reading COMPETITION TIME!