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BOOK REVIEW: Pages & Co : Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James

- Short Review - The second book in the "Pages & Co" series follows Tilly and best friend Oskar on a, pre-Christmas, trip to Paris.  It's not long though before they discover a quirky bookshop, owned by Gretchen (who was once the best friend of Tilly's grandma).  Whilst they have been told not to indulge… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Pages & Co : Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James

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BOOK REVIEW: Storm by Nicola Skinner

- Short Review - Frances Frida Ripley has an incredible birth story.  She was born, on the beach, in the middle of a storm and she's been raging about it ever since.  However if Frances thought her birth story was unusual her death story is even more extraordinary.  Having "persuaded" her parents to visit a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Storm by Nicola Skinner

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BOOK REVIEW: The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks

- Short Review - A heart warming story about Zoe who finds herself more alone than usual one summer holiday.  Whilst hanging around the house, she intercepts the mailman one day and finds a letter from her, biological, father.  He was sent to prison before she was even born, for murder, and she's never had… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks

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BOOK REVIEW: The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish & Kelly Ngai

- Short Review - When their parents have to go abroad to work, Hedy and Spencer are sent to stay with their Grandpa John, in his house of many secrets and surprises.  Grandpa used to be a magician but has become a recluse since his wife vanished into thin air, when a trick went wrong… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish & Kelly Ngai

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BOOK REVIEW: The Mask Of Aribella by Anna Hoghton

Short Review: Set in the magical location of Venice this book follows the coming of age of Aribella, the daughter of a poor lacemaker.  On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, whilst defending best friend Theo, she discovers a previously unknown power - she can conjure fire from her fingertips.  Cast out by the locals… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Mask Of Aribella by Anna Hoghton

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BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson

Do you believe in Fae and magic? Stella lives on the outskirts of the Winterspell Forest, where there is mystery and magic. She has her Imp, Peg and her ghostly Nan for company; who try to keep her safe but Stella wants friends, to be a normal girl and that means going to school. So,… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson

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BOOK REVIEW: Hubert Horatio: How to Raise your Grown-ups by Lauren Child

- Short Review - If like me you have children that were brought up on Charlie and Lola then what better book to get them to move onto - this is a great book, full of the same magic and sparkle of Child's outings with Lola and her brother, but a bit more of a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hubert Horatio: How to Raise your Grown-ups by Lauren Child

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BOOK REVIEW: Bad Nana: That’s Snow Business! by Sophy Henn

- Short Review - Sophy Henn brings us another instalment of Bad Nana and Jeanie - our wonderfully plucky and fully realised protagonist. This time there is excitement about a Winter Wonderland Variety Show - all the town are invited to audition, Jeanie is very excited until she discovers that Bad Nana and her friend… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bad Nana: That’s Snow Business! by Sophy Henn

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BOOK REVIEW: Granny Magic by Elka Evalds

- Short Review - Packed with knitting, grannies, magic and a sprinkling of villainy this book follows the tale of Will as he unravels the secrets kept by his late grandmother.  Why is someone trying to buy up all her old knitting and what exactly is going on in the old wool factory? With the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Granny Magic by Elka Evalds

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BOOK REVIEW: The Rescue Party by Nick Butterworth

- Short Review - Nick Butterworth is someone who heavily influenced my childhood and is slowly influencing my children's too and I'm sure in a good many years he'll be influencing my grandchildren's childhoods - because these books live on in the hearts and minds of their readers, pure nostalgia on the page and a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Rescue Party by Nick Butterworth