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BOOK REVIEW: The Dog Who Saved The World by Ross Welford

- Short Review - Set a short while in the future this is a time hopping, save the world adventure.  Dogs are spreading a fatal disease and it's up to Georgie and her best pal Ramzy to take a chance on the mysterious Doctor Pretorius' experimental Virtual Reality Time Travelling Machine and leap a year… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Dog Who Saved The World by Ross Welford

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BOOK REVIEW: Sherlock and the Baker Street Curse

- Short Review - Perfect for all curious kids and budding detectives this book takes the Sherlock brand and turns the famous sleuth into a comic strip styled crime solver. Ideal for those who are too old for picture books but still find entire pages of text a bit off putting. A fun caper in… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Sherlock and the Baker Street Curse

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

This is a book which pulls no punches in its opening scenes and chapters. The reader is thrown into the thick of a complex world, with all the confusion and disorientation which goes along with that, but it certainly makes for an arresting, exciting read. The book opens with some of the main characters –… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

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BOOK REVIEW: The Ice Monster by David Walliams

- Short Review - David Walliams is at it again and this time he's brought a Mammoth with him and a supporting cast that are out of this world with crazy brilliance. Our leader of this motley crew and our guide on this terrific adventure is the young homeless girl called Elsie. This story has… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Ice Monster by David Walliams

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Illustrator, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

As a fan of both writer David Almond and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to review this title. The first thing I would say is that it is a very beautifully produced book with a stunning cover by Jeffers, featuring his trademark mixed media style of illustration and unique font. This… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BEST BOOKS: Dan Soule picks his best books of 2018

I've had a truly wonderful year of reading. I read some classics from way back, some from when I was a kid (still way back but not quite as far) and some brilliant modern books hot off the press or a few years old. I'll give my complete list of everything I read at the… Continue reading BEST BOOKS: Dan Soule picks his best books of 2018

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BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery picks his best books of 2018

I have had the great pleasure this year of reading some of the finest children's fiction around. I've also dabbled in reading some classics too and with having two young children it has been a delight in discovering the next big series or book that I can put on the shelf and share with them… Continue reading BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery picks his best books of 2018