Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks

- Short Review - A heart warming story about Zoe who finds herself more alone than usual one summer holiday.  Whilst hanging around the house, she intercepts the mailman one day and finds a letter from her, biological, father.  He was sent to prison before she was even born, for murder, and she's never had… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks

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BOOK REVIEW: The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish & Kelly Ngai

- Short Review - When their parents have to go abroad to work, Hedy and Spencer are sent to stay with their Grandpa John, in his house of many secrets and surprises.  Grandpa used to be a magician but has become a recluse since his wife vanished into thin air, when a trick went wrong… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish & Kelly Ngai

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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

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

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

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BOOK REVIEW: Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente

- Short Review - We’ve all lost things. A pencil, maybe. Or a sock. But have you ever lost an entire day of the week? That’s what happens in the magical world of Starfell, when last Tuesday suddenly disappears from memory. Willow Moss, a shy young witch whose not-very-exciting magical power (compared to those of… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

This is a book which pulls no punches in its opening scenes and chapters. The reader is thrown into the thick of a complex world, with all the confusion and disorientation which goes along with that, but it certainly makes for an arresting, exciting read. The book opens with some of the main characters –… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

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

BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

As a fan of both writer David Almond and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to review this title. The first thing I would say is that it is a very beautifully produced book with a stunning cover by Jeffers, featuring his trademark mixed media style of illustration and unique font. This… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Children's Fiction, Young Adult

FICTION: Shroom Raider (Capter Seven) by Andrew Murray

This is chapter seven of our serialisation of Andrew Murray's Shroom Raider - make sure you check out the earlier chapters on STORGY Kids....also if you have enjoyed this serialisation of Shroom Raiders please do let us know in the comments - or reach out to Andrew Murray on his Twitter here. Chapter 7 -… Continue reading FICTION: Shroom Raider (Capter Seven) by Andrew Murray

Children's Fiction, Young Adult

FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter Six) by Andrew Murray

This is chapter six of our serialisation of Andrew Murray's Shroom Raider - make sure you check out the earlier chapters on STORGY Kids.... Chapter 6 - Shroom Shooters ‘How much longer is this going to go on?’ whispered Arla from her top bunk.  Sgt Gus had just ordered the lights out, and the whole… Continue reading FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter Six) by Andrew Murray