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

SHORT STORY: Coolness Level Unknown by Greg Dobbins

No. Nooo! This is not good. In fact, this is bad. Very bad. This can’t be happening. This is a DISASTER. I can’t breathe. I actually can’t breathe. Oh no. I need to sit down. I can’t believe this is happening to me. There is going to be a school disco. A school disco. A… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Coolness Level Unknown by Greg Dobbins

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Jessica Stone is a well-known actress who played Princess Amara in Starfield; a popular fantasy film. Recently her character was killed. She is now attending a Fandom Convention and hates every minute. Jess is waiting to break away and become a real actress worthy of an Oscar. Imogen Lovelace though, is about to change all… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: The Great Animal Escapade by Jane Kerr

- Short Review - I love that Chicken House put a three word description on the rear cover of their books, what they have chosen for "The Great Animal Escapade" does pretty much sum it up - Thrilling Animal Adventure.   Following on from "The Elephant Thief" this tells a story at Belle Vue Zoo. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Great Animal Escapade by Jane Kerr

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Against All Gods by Maz Evans

- Short Review - Against All Gods is the finale of what has been a rollercoaster of a series by Maz Evans. A series of books which I would be as bold as to say are one of the best middle grade series out there. Against All Gods has everything you want, laughter, action, new… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Against All Gods by Maz Evans

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BOOK REVIEW: Sherlock and the Baker Street Curse

- Short Review - Perfect for all curious kids and budding detectives this book takes the Sherlock brand and turns the famous sleuth into a comic strip styled crime solver. Ideal for those who are too old for picture books but still find entire pages of text a bit off putting. A fun caper in… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Sherlock and the Baker Street Curse

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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.