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, 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, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- Short Review - From the award winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave of ‘The Girl of Ink & Stars’ comes her much anticipated follow up novel ‘The Island at the End of Everything’ and what a book it is. A kaleidoscopic depiction of a young girls struggles on the Island of Culion in 1906. An island that is both… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

– Short Review – This book is a whirlwind – fast paced, gripping and building on the world that Ness so delicately nurtured in the first book 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' also reviewed here by STORGY KIDS. Todd’s world is changed forever when he makes a deal with the Devil Mayor Prentiss (President Prentiss)… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: A Pattern of Secrets by Lindsay Littleson

A Pattern of Secrets is a wonderfully atmospheric Victorian adventure that tells the story of two children from very different worlds

Book Review, Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Demon Dentist by David Williams

Short Review David Walliams’ Demon Dentist is a spooky story, of strange goings on in a small town. Everything goes wrong when a new dentist turns up and seems too good to be true. But Alfie, who doesn’t like going to the dentist, and his friend Gabz twig what’s going on. This is an excellent… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Demon Dentist by David Williams