Book Review, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

- Short Review -Once Upon A Wild Wood is a feast for the eyes - Illustrated fabulously by Chris Riddell with a beautifully crafted cover. This book is also written by Chris Riddell and follows the story of Little Green Raincape as she ventures through the forest to attend Rapunzel's party deep in the woods.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

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

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick

- Short Review - A Darkness of Dragons is shear brilliance in children's fiction. I have not been this excited about a children's series of books since a pubescent wizard called Harry Potter first leapt onto the scene. Usborne have unearthed a fabulous author and book that is a real game changer - S.A. Patrick's… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick

Children's Fiction, Illustrator, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Russell Brand

- Short Review - Russell Brand steps up to the plate in his tale of The Pied Piper and literally blows up the scene with his intelligent and whimsical language that is so often associate with him, this book is a shear delight. I purchased myself a hardcover copy recently at Hay Festival - being… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Russell Brand

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Payback by M.A. Griffin

- Short Review - Payback in essence is a retelling of Robin Hood with a modern day twist, it could be a sign of things to come as young people start to battle against the powers that be and the injustice in the world. M.A. Griffin delivers a timely political thriller for the young adult… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Payback by M.A. Griffin

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Hydra by Robert Swindells

Something is causing mysterious circles to appear in the cornfields of Canfield Farm. And someone, or something, has obviously terrified Barry Cansfield. But when friends Ben and Midge sneak out to the farm to investigate, they discover a secret more terrifying than they could possibly have imagined.

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Girls for the Vote by Linda Newbery

Polly longs to become an explorer. But in 1914, women's rights and choices are limited – something twelve-year-old Polly learns when she befriends her new neighbours: two suffragettes, fighting for women's rights to vote.