Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: The Littlest Witch by Bianca Pitzorno

- Short Review - As Halloween approaches and children begin to be surrounded by all things dark and mythical that go bump in the night, why not get them reading this little gem from Catnip Books - The Littlest Witch by Bianca Pitzorno is a delightful little tale that warms the heart. - Long Review… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Littlest Witch by Bianca Pitzorno

Children's Fiction

Book Review: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

- Short Review - This is the story of a wolf pack who adopt a human child, when the tiger, Shere Khan, hunts outside of his territory against the law of the jungle. Mowgli, the boy, grows up with the animals. He learns the law of the jungle from Baloo the bear and Bagheera the… Continue reading Book Review: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Children's Fiction

SHORT STORY: Finnegan the Astrodog by Michael Stevens

Finnegan the dog was thinking about the meaning of life, and of lamb chops. Freeze-dried lamb chops, that is. Finnegan was an astrodog, you see. That’s like an astronaut. Except a dog. Living on a spaceship as a specially-chosen astrodog on a mission to Mars, you get used to freeze-dried stuff. Lamb chops were best.… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Finnegan the Astrodog by Michael Stevens

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- Short Review - The Way Past Winter follows the lives of Mila and her sisters and an adventure that takes place when their brother Oskar disappears one night - after the arrival of a stranger rocks their very foundations of family life. The story in essence is an adventure / coming of age tale… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Children's Fiction, Illustrator, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Russell Brand

- Short Review - Russell Brand steps up to the plate in his tale of The Pied Piper and literally blows up the scene with his intelligent and whimsical language that is so often associate with him, this book is a shear delight. I purchased myself a hardcover copy recently at Hay Festival - being… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Russell Brand

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Payback by M.A. Griffin

- Short Review - Payback in essence is a retelling of Robin Hood with a modern day twist, it could be a sign of things to come as young people start to battle against the powers that be and the injustice in the world. M.A. Griffin delivers a timely political thriller for the young adult… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Payback by M.A. Griffin

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Grandma Dangerous and the Dog Of Destiny by Kita Mitchell

Short Review WARNING: DO NOT GIVE THIS BOOK TO YOUR OWN GRANDMA. SHE MIGHT GET IDEAS... Introducing Grandma Dangerous, a hilarious, danger-chasing Grandma who defies every stereotype that we have about old age pensioners, in her first outing in this fun news series , ‘Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny’  by newcomer to children’s… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Grandma Dangerous and the Dog Of Destiny by Kita Mitchell