Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Pog by Padraig Kenny

- Short Review - Following the death of their mother, Penny & David have moved into what once was her childhood home.  It's been empty for some time but their father feels it could become the perfect family home for them to make a fresh start in.  What none of them realise is that the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Pog by Padraig Kenny

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: She Wolf by Dan Smith

Short Review Ylva (pronounced Eel-va) is an orphaned Dane.  Her mother has been killed by a three-fingered man and, as a proud Viking, she needs to avenge her murder.  In a bleak Northumbrian landscape we follow her journey of survival and vengeance - but who should she trust and is everything as it seems?  With… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: She Wolf by Dan Smith

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

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Against All Gods by Maz Evans

- Short Review - Against All Gods is the finale of what has been a rollercoaster of a series by Maz Evans. A series of books which I would be as bold as to say are one of the best middle grade series out there. Against All Gods has everything you want, laughter, action, new… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Against All Gods by Maz Evans

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

Book Review

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

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- Short Review - The Way Past Winter follows the lives of Mila and her sisters and an adventure that takes place when their brother Oskar disappears one night - after the arrival of a stranger rocks their very foundations of family life. The story in essence is an adventure / coming of age tale… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave