Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: The Great Animal Escapade by Jane Kerr

- Short Review - I love that Chicken House put a three word description on the rear cover of their books, what they have chosen for "The Great Animal Escapade" does pretty much sum it up - Thrilling Animal Adventure.   Following on from "The Elephant Thief" this tells a story at Belle Vue Zoo. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Great Animal Escapade by Jane Kerr

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

SHORT STORY: The Kite Man by Alison Woodhouse

          “Why haven’t we got a kite?” came a low grumbling from the wispy thin grass. “Everybody else has got a kite.”           Tom poked his twin with a stick he’d found. Alice rolled onto her tummy and sighed.           “We’re getting one on our birthday, if you’re good.”           Their… Continue reading SHORT STORY: The Kite Man by Alison Woodhouse

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BOOK REVIEW: Notes On My Family by Emily Critchley

A 'normal suburban' family or so it would appear....until one day Dad admits an affair with a eighteen year old student at his school, over a Chicken Kiev dinner. Mum then has a meltdown, shoplifting and setting fire to family photos in a saucepan in the living room at 3 in the morning, then ending… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Notes On My Family by Emily Critchley

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BOOK REVIEW: The Extinction Trials: Rebel by S.M. Wilson

- Short Review - The Extinction Trials: Rebel is a fabulous end to the franchise, as Wilson delves deep into the dystopian locker to bring us a world on the brink of collapse and which threatens to take the last hope for mankind with it. The stage has dramatically set in the first couple of chapters… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Extinction Trials: Rebel by S.M. Wilson

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BOOK REVIEW: Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente

- Short Review - We’ve all lost things. A pencil, maybe. Or a sock. But have you ever lost an entire day of the week? That’s what happens in the magical world of Starfell, when last Tuesday suddenly disappears from memory. Willow Moss, a shy young witch whose not-very-exciting magical power (compared to those of… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente

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BOOK REVIEW: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

- Short Review - The second book in the Witchlands Trilogy - this follows on two weeks after the finale of Truthwitch.  A piece of fantasy fiction involving "witches" who all have individual powers.  As the title suggests, this instalment focuses on the Windwitch, Prince Merik, and his sister Vivia who are battling to save… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Windwitch by Susan Dennard