Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

If you only read YA  book in your life I think Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman could be a strong contender. It is fast earning a reputation as a modern YA classic. This is a rare book that has it all; love, dystopia, heartbreak, racism, terrorism and it’s a page-turner too. This book will… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

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

FICTION: Pumpkin Jack by Nigel Quinlan

They picked me to race Pumpkin Jack on Halloween night. It shouldn’t have been me. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. They picked my big brother last year. Joe went out and he raced Pumpkin Jack while we sat in our house, huddled together and crying, listening to the screams from the street outside.… Continue reading FICTION: Pumpkin Jack by Nigel Quinlan

Book Review, Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Boy: His Stories and How They Came To Be by Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is the author and artist of so many children's books that I love, so it is going to be fairly difficult for me not to be glowing in my review of his latest offering The Boy: His Stories and How They Came To Be. I discovered Oliver Jeffers when my first daughter was… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Boy: His Stories and How They Came To Be by Oliver Jeffers

Children's Fiction, Young Adult

FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter four) by Andrew Murray

This is chapter four of our serialisation of Andrew Murray's Shroom Raider - make sure you check out the earlier chapters on STORGY Kids.... Chapter 4 - A.W.O.L. When the pupils of St. Chanterelle’s Secondary School paid a visit to the Airborne Brigade’s barracks in a gaggle of blue and gold blazers - and the… Continue reading FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter four) by Andrew Murray

Children's Fiction, Young Adult

FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter Three) by Andrew Murray

This is chapter three of our serialisation of Andrew Murray's Shroom Raider - make sure you check out the earlier chapters on STORGY Kids.... Chapter 3 - Shroom Recruits ‘Private Icarus Earthstar, you are a useless cockroach!  What – are – you?’ ‘I’m a – a useless cockroach, Sergeant…’ ‘And what do useless cockroaches do,… Continue reading FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter Three) by Andrew Murray

Children's Fiction, Young Adult

FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter Two) by Andrew Murray

This is chapter two of our serialisation of Andrew Murray's Shroom Raider. Two – Strangleshroom   Icarus D. Earthstar felt the Strangleshroom bouncing about in his pack as he ran with his friends, Biff and Arla, through the batshroom orchard, thick with the heavy aroma of bat-beef.  The Mark I Strangleshroom that he had pinched… Continue reading FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter Two) by Andrew Murray

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: The Littlest Witch by Bianca Pitzorno

- Short Review - As Halloween approaches and children begin to be surrounded by all things dark and mythical that go bump in the night, why not get them reading this little gem from Catnip Books - The Littlest Witch by Bianca Pitzorno is a delightful little tale that warms the heart. - Long Review… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Littlest Witch by Bianca Pitzorno