Book Review, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: Spylark by Danny Rurlander

- 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

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

- 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

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

Interview, Uncategorized

INTERVIEW: S.A. Patrick

We had the great pleasure to interview S.A. Patrick about his new book 'A Darkness of Dragons' - which is a fabulous piece of fiction. Check out our review if you need some clarification! This book is going to explode onto the scene and help to prop up a generation of children and young people… Continue reading INTERVIEW: S.A. Patrick

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick

- Short Review - A Darkness of Dragons is shear brilliance in children's fiction. I have not been this excited about a children's series of books since a pubescent wizard called Harry Potter first leapt onto the scene. Usborne have unearthed a fabulous author and book that is a real game changer - S.A. Patrick's… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

- Short Review - Sarah Maria Griffin opens up ‘Spare and Found Parts’ with three rules: 1.) The sick in the Pale, the healed in the Pasture. 2.) Contribute, at all cost. 3.) All code is blasphemy. With these three rules Griffin has set up all the parts needed for a great Frankenstein/coming of age story.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- Short Review - From the award winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave of ‘The Girl of Ink & Stars’ comes her much anticipated follow up novel ‘The Island at the End of Everything’ and what a book it is. A kaleidoscopic depiction of a young girls struggles on the Island of Culion in 1906. An island that is both… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave