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, Children's Fiction, Illustrator, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of King Arthur Graphic Novel by Russell Punter and Andrea Da Rold

This is a nice introduction to the big stories of the Arthurian legends. Perfect for a reluctant reader or lover of comic books.

Book Review, Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Ghost Rescue and the Greedy Gorgonzolas by Andrew Murray

- Short Review - This book is the second book in the fabulous Ghost Rescue series by Andrew Murray and we follow Charlie as his new found website Ghost Rescue gets its first email for help. So Charlie and his merry crew of Ghosts head off to help rescue Lola Gorgonzola from being pestered by… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Ghost Rescue and the Greedy Gorgonzolas by Andrew Murray

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond illustrated by Dave McKean

- Short Review - Mouse Bird Snake Wolf is one of the most beautifully constructed graphic novels I have ever had the opportunity to read. The story in itself is a wonderfully crafted delight, it's concept and execution by David Almond is masterful as you would expect, which highlights the impact of the story. The… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond illustrated by Dave McKean

Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT STORY: Mushephant by Nigel Quinlan

Mum and Dad hated baby's favourite toy. They hated it so much. Whenever they made each other cups of hot tea and sat close together at the kitchen table, all they talked about was how much they hated baby's favourite toy. ‘It's so loud!’ Dad said. ‘That song it plays!’ said Mum. ‘Over and over… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Mushephant by Nigel Quinlan

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams

- Short Review - David Walliams has done it yet again, he's managed to find even more disgusting, vile and horrid children, lucking in shadows, hiding under rocks, living in streets like yours and mine. David Walliams is like a collector, a Roald Dahl Indiana Jones - venturing far and wide to bring us the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams