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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
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!