Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Boy Underwater by Adam Baron

- Short Review - I found Boy Underwater to be a magnificent book that has a host of themes that are running through it, a number of which I am sure many young children may face at some point in their little lives. There is so much jammed packed into this adorable read that it… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Boy Underwater by Adam Baron

Illustrator, Interview

INTERVIEW: Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Chris Riddell

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

BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of King Arthur Graphic Novel by Russell Punter and Andrea Da Rold

This is a nice introduction to the big stories of the Arthurian legends. Perfect for a reluctant reader or lover of comic books.

Children's Fiction, Interview, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

INTERVIEW: Imogen White

  - Author Summary - Imogen White won her place in the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices 2014 Anthology with the opening to The Rose Muddle Mysteries. Imogen loves using elements of local history in her books, and favours adventure stories based in towns and cities. Her stories are full of friendship, dark magic, colourful characters and twisty-turny… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Imogen White

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

BOOK REVIEW: The Mighty Dynamo by Kieran Crowley

This fast, funny book for readers of 7+ tells the classic tale of a team of misfits’ impossible rise to glory. It’s packed full of action and great characters as well as humour by the bucketful.

Book Review, Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Ghost Rescue and the Greedy Gorgonzolas by Andrew Murray

- Short Review - This book is the second book in the fabulous Ghost Rescue series by Andrew Murray and we follow Charlie as his new found website Ghost Rescue gets its first email for help. So Charlie and his merry crew of Ghosts head off to help rescue Lola Gorgonzola from being pestered by… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Ghost Rescue and the Greedy Gorgonzolas by Andrew Murray

Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT STORY: Mushephant by Nigel Quinlan

Mum and Dad hated baby's favourite toy. They hated it so much. Whenever they made each other cups of hot tea and sat close together at the kitchen table, all they talked about was how much they hated baby's favourite toy. ‘It's so loud!’ Dad said. ‘That song it plays!’ said Mum. ‘Over and over… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Mushephant by Nigel Quinlan