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BOOK REVIEW: After The Storm 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: After The Storm by Nick Butterworth

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BOOK REVIEW: One Snowy Night 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: One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth

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BOOK REVIEW: Three Little Monkeys Ride Again by Quentin Blake & Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

- Short Review - After the deliciously brilliant Three Little Monkeys was released, it was only a matter of time before these cheeky siblings were back for more anarchic fun at Hilda Snibbs expense and to the raucous laughter and appreciation of the young minds reading Quentin Blake's marvellous creation, which again is brought to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Three Little Monkeys Ride Again by Quentin Blake & Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

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BOOK REVIEW: The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer

- Short Review - Many readers will be familiar with the name Artemis Fowl, even if they're never read any of Eoin Colfer's previous novels.  This book passes the baton for adventure to his younger, twin, brothers Myles and Beckett Fowl.  Twins they may be but they look different and definitely approach life in a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer

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BOOK REVIEW: North Child by Edith Pattou

- Short Review - Imagine Beauty and the Beast, set in Scandinavia, with added trolls and you have the wonderful mythical tale that is "North Child".  The heroine of the tale is sacrificed to a White Bear by her superstitious mother, in exchange for the family's prosperity and to heal her sister Sara.  However there… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: North Child by Edith Pattou

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BOOK REVIEW: The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

Short Review Oliver Jeffers is at it again and this time he is using traditional lithography with a masters touch - a technique which sings from the pages of The Fate of Fausto. Not only does Jeffers create another classic story, he's able to conjure a modern day fable that is more simplistic than his… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

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BOOK REVIEW: Spylark by Danny Rurlander

- Short Review - The cover and title of this book make you think of James Bond and, indeed, there is a decent villain, spy in the making and plenty of thrilling action within this story.  Set in the Lake District it follows Tom and his new friends as they foil a plot to assassinate… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spylark by Danny Rurlander

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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!