Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT FICTION: The Fairy Forest at Sunset by Cassie Parkes

Ada arrived with a box full of magic, but no-one seemed to care. The staff had positioned her and her stage in a shaded part of the West Lawn, which was bordered by a small forest of tall pine trees that loomed over her as she set up her small stage, unpacking her magical possessions… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: The Fairy Forest at Sunset by Cassie Parkes

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT FICTION: The Bomb Squad by Avah Dodson

Alexa Kroshatt’s mind whirled with escape plans: injury, illness, blackmail. Sweat clung to Alexa’s forehead like a sticky Band-aid. She scrunched herself into a tight ball—like if she made herself smaller, she might be invisible. The soft, lavender comforter that was babyish but Alexa’s only protection from evil was thrown off. “Alexa,” a firm voice… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: The Bomb Squad by Avah Dodson

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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

Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT FICTION: Why the Owl has Very Big Eyes – an Iroquois folktale retold by Leonore Wilson

Raweno was the Maker of Everything. He stopped what he was doing. It had been a long day and he was ready to go to sleep. The last thing he had done was turn Mr Cardinal’s wings as fiery red as a sunset. As he turned to a small, furry critter squatting by his ankles,… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: Why the Owl has Very Big Eyes – an Iroquois folktale retold by Leonore Wilson

Book Review

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

Book Review

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