Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

- Short Review - Alex is being bullied at school by his former best friend, Freddie.  His Mum and Dad have split up and he lives with his father but he's so busy with work that he barely notices that Alex is there.  Everything is okay though as he still has his magic.  When he… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

Book Review, Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Mr Dog and the Rabbit Habit by Ben Fogle

- Short Review - Mr Dog is a bit of a free spirit (stray).  He's a fun seeker but a kind soul.  When a rabbit friend gets trapped he steps in to look after her three babies and aims to get them all reunited again.  What follows is an adventure where they find out what's… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Mr Dog and the Rabbit Habit by Ben Fogle

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Pog by Padraig Kenny

- Short Review - Following the death of their mother, Penny & David have moved into what once was her childhood home.  It's been empty for some time but their father feels it could become the perfect family home for them to make a fresh start in.  What none of them realise is that the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Pog by Padraig Kenny

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: She Wolf by Dan Smith

Short Review Ylva (pronounced Eel-va) is an orphaned Dane.  Her mother has been killed by a three-fingered man and, as a proud Viking, she needs to avenge her murder.  In a bleak Northumbrian landscape we follow her journey of survival and vengeance - but who should she trust and is everything as it seems?  With… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: She Wolf by Dan Smith

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

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

SHORT STORY: The Kite Man by Alison Woodhouse

          “Why haven’t we got a kite?” came a low grumbling from the wispy thin grass. “Everybody else has got a kite.”           Tom poked his twin with a stick he’d found. Alice rolled onto her tummy and sighed.           “We’re getting one on our birthday, if you’re good.”           Their… Continue reading SHORT STORY: The Kite Man by Alison Woodhouse