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

FICTION: The Ins and Outs of War by Marissa Hoffmann

Little Albert’s scared so I’m holding his hand. The warden’s shouting AIR RAID DAMAGE down the receiver in the phone box. Seems daft to me with all the smoke scribbling up into the sky.

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BOOK REVIEW: Princess BMX by Marie Basting

- Short Review - Being a princess can be pretty dull.  Even if you live in the kingdom of Biscotti and are surrounded by magical things it can become a bit samey after a while.  Princess Avariella Petulia Winifred Pandoro D'Allessandro of Biscotti is bored of racing on her sack around the palace - lucky… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Princess BMX by Marie Basting

Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Bloom by Nicola Skinner

- Short Review - In the age of increasing environmental awareness this is an absolute joy of a book.  The story of Sorrel and the "Surprising Seeds" she finds in her back garden.  Seeds which struggle to sprout until she sprinkles them on her head - before she knows it the whole town is growing… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bloom by Nicola Skinner

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COMPETITION TIME!

Bad Nana: All the Fun of the Fair Bad Nana: All The Fun of the Fair is the second book in the Bad Nana series by superstar author and illustrator, Sophy Henn. This new laugh-out-loud story follows Jeanie and Bad Nana on their annual family trip to the town fair and is gorgeously illustrated in… Continue reading COMPETITION TIME!

Middle Grade Fiction

FICTION: The Head by Joseph Surtees

Amy was upset. She’d been told off for asking too many questions. They were visiting the Tower of London and Amy wanted to know all about it. Eventually the teacher had told her to be quiet and she had run off, so nobody would see her crying. She kicked a mound of earth in front… Continue reading FICTION: The Head by Joseph Surtees

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BOOK REVIEW: One Springy Day by Nick Butterworth

- Short Review - A charming tale to celebrate 30 years of Percy the park keeper and his animal friends.  They're all enjoying a game of hide 'n' seek one day but fox is struggling to find a good hiding place.  When he breaks the rules and enters Percy's workshop he comes to a sticky… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: One Springy Day by Nick Butterworth

Book Review, Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Lily and the Rockets by Rebecca Stevens

 - Short Review - A cracker of a story, based in World War One, which tells the tale of women's football at the time.   Lily, aged 14, lives with her Dad and has started working as a munitionette in the local arsenal (having lied about her age).  The factory has a women's team, which… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Lily and the Rockets by Rebecca Stevens