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BOOK REVIEW: The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

Short Review Oliver Jeffers is at it again and this time he is using traditional lithography with a masters touch - a technique which sings from the pages of The Fate of Fausto. Not only does Jeffers create another classic story, he's able to conjure a modern day fable that is more simplistic than his… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

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BOOK REVIEW: Spylark by Danny Rurlander

- Short Review - The cover and title of this book make you think of James Bond and, indeed, there is a decent villain, spy in the making and plenty of thrilling action within this story.  Set in the Lake District it follows Tom and his new friends as they foil a plot to assassinate… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spylark by Danny Rurlander

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BOOK REVIEW: The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams

- Short Review - David Walliams is at it again and after three volumes of The World's Worst Children he turns his pen and mind to The World's Worst Teachers. I have to say that I did very much enjoy these stories, with many reminding me of some of my worst teachers - this volume… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams

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

SHORT STORY: Circus Girl by Dianne Bates

My mum can fit inside a jar. SHEILA SPANGLE THE AMAZING CONTORTIONIST reads the sign on our caravan. Twice a day Mama squeezes inside her jar.         Papa’s a magician – Herman the Mighty. And my older brother Anthony flies on the trapeze night after night in the Big Top.         I’m Cassie, nine years… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Circus Girl by Dianne Bates

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BOOK REVIEW: Sea Witch Rising by Sarah Henning

- Short Review - "Sea Witch Rising" is the follow up to "Sea Witch" - a loose re-imagining of the Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Little Mermaid".  Both books merge a mixture of land based magic, underwater worlds of mermaids and seemingly impossible loves.  "Sea Witch Rising" adds a whole new element though with the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Sea Witch Rising by Sarah Henning

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BOOK REVIEW: Princess BMX by Marie Basting

- Short Review - Being a princess can be pretty dull.  Even if you live in the kingdom of Biscotti and are surrounded by magical things it can become a bit samey after a while.  Princess Avariella Petulia Winifred Pandoro D'Allessandro of Biscotti is bored of racing on her sack around the palace - lucky… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Princess BMX by Marie Basting

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COMPETITION TIME!

Bad Nana: All the Fun of the Fair Bad Nana: All The Fun of the Fair is the second book in the Bad Nana series by superstar author and illustrator, Sophy Henn. This new laugh-out-loud story follows Jeanie and Bad Nana on their annual family trip to the town fair and is gorgeously illustrated in… Continue reading COMPETITION TIME!