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BOOK REVIEW: The Dog Who Saved The World by Ross Welford

- Short Review - Set a short while in the future this is a time hopping, save the world adventure.  Dogs are spreading a fatal disease and it's up to Georgie and her best pal Ramzy to take a chance on the mysterious Doctor Pretorius' experimental Virtual Reality Time Travelling Machine and leap a year… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Dog Who Saved The World by Ross Welford

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

This is a book which pulls no punches in its opening scenes and chapters. The reader is thrown into the thick of a complex world, with all the confusion and disorientation which goes along with that, but it certainly makes for an arresting, exciting read. The book opens with some of the main characters –… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Illustrator, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

As a fan of both writer David Almond and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to review this title. The first thing I would say is that it is a very beautifully produced book with a stunning cover by Jeffers, featuring his trademark mixed media style of illustration and unique font. This… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

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BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery picks his best books of 2018

I have had the great pleasure this year of reading some of the finest children's fiction around. I've also dabbled in reading some classics too and with having two young children it has been a delight in discovering the next big series or book that I can put on the shelf and share with them… Continue reading BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery picks his best books of 2018

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

Short Story: Gill, The Super Fish-Boy by Jenny Pearson

Day one and I’m late for roll call. It’s my mum’s fault as my super-suit is way too small and it is giving me a super-wedgie. I wish she’d never wangled me a place on the Superkids Summer Program but when your mum is Astro-Woman, she gets what she wants. Just ask my dad.

Children's Fiction

FICTION: What Mummies Are Made Of by Stephanie Hutton

They can’t find us a new mummy, so we decide to make our own. We live with Aunty Linda - who is not really our Aunty - in a tidy house that we pretend is ours. The social worker says ‘it’s taking a long time because we are trying to find just the right mummy… Continue reading FICTION: What Mummies Are Made Of by Stephanie Hutton

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BOOK REVIEW: Geronimo by David Walliams

I have a bit of a love affair with David Walliams, this is because I have two children who are complete bookworms. They love nothing more than curling up on the sofa and either reading his books to themselves or listening to us read his delectable tales to them. He is their generations Roald Dahl… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Geronimo by David Walliams