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

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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: 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: Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

- Short Review -Once Upon A Wild Wood is a feast for the eyes - Illustrated fabulously by Chris Riddell with a beautifully crafted cover. This book is also written by Chris Riddell and follows the story of Little Green Raincape as she ventures through the forest to attend Rapunzel's party deep in the woods.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- Short Review - The Way Past Winter follows the lives of Mila and her sisters and an adventure that takes place when their brother Oskar disappears one night - after the arrival of a stranger rocks their very foundations of family life. The story in essence is an adventure / coming of age tale… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick

- Short Review - A Darkness of Dragons is shear brilliance in children's fiction. I have not been this excited about a children's series of books since a pubescent wizard called Harry Potter first leapt onto the scene. Usborne have unearthed a fabulous author and book that is a real game changer - S.A. Patrick's… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick