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

FICTION: Pumpkin Jack by Nigel Quinlan

They picked me to race Pumpkin Jack on Halloween night. It shouldn’t have been me. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. They picked my big brother last year. Joe went out and he raced Pumpkin Jack while we sat in our house, huddled together and crying, listening to the screams from the street outside.… Continue reading FICTION: Pumpkin Jack by Nigel Quinlan

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Shadows by E.R. Murray

Short Review E.R.Murray delivers an action packed follow up to her Nine Lives Trilogy book 1 ‘The Book of Learning’ with the breathtakingly brilliant ‘The Book of Shadows’. We journey with Ebony again as she tries to continue her quest, but this time there are more baddies, more adventure, more gadgets, more fabulous characters and… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Shadows by E.R. Murray

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray

The child’s fiction ‘Caramel Hearts’ written by E.R Murray is a perfect coming of age, happy ending, deep but not too deep novel. At age fourteen, Liv Bloom is a fantastically relatable character with a hell of a lot going on. The reader experiences all the awkward moments, all the stressful moments and all the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

- Short Review - Sarah Maria Griffin opens up ‘Spare and Found Parts’ with three rules: 1.) The sick in the Pale, the healed in the Pasture. 2.) Contribute, at all cost. 3.) All code is blasphemy. With these three rules Griffin has set up all the parts needed for a great Frankenstein/coming of age story.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Tuesdays Are Just As Bad by Cethan Leahy

- Short Review - Tuesdays Are Just As Bad is a fascinating book, from the vibrant eye catching cover through to the very last page, the book sucks you in and doesn’t let go. It’s a young adult book that explores and enables its readers to feel that they are not alone, that depression is not… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Tuesdays Are Just As Bad by Cethan Leahy

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Tin by Padraig Kenny

Short Review Tin is a coming of age story as we journey with a boy called Christopher who is trying to find his place in a world that he feels he doesn’t belong in. A story about discovering ones-self and realising that you can be happy with who you are no matter what others think… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Tin by Padraig Kenny

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

BOOK REVIEW: The Mighty Dynamo by Kieran Crowley

This fast, funny book for readers of 7+ tells the classic tale of a team of misfits’ impossible rise to glory. It’s packed full of action and great characters as well as humour by the bucketful.

Interview, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

INTERVIEW: Nigel Quinlan

About Nigel: Nigel Quinlan is the author of The Cloak of Feathers and The Maloneys’ Magical Weatherbox. He lives in Tipperary with his family and a dog and lots of books. SK: Hi Nigel, thanks for giving us an interview. Your most recent book The Cloak of Feathers is one of our books of the… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Nigel Quinlan

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, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Learning by E.R. Murray

Sometimes, it takes more than one lifetime to put things right… After the death of her beloved grandpa, Ebony Smart’s world is turned upside down. Sent to Dublin to live with an aunt she didn’t know existed, she soon discovers that her new home, 23 Mercury Lane, is full of secrets. Short Review The Book… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Learning by E.R. Murray