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

Children's Fiction

FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter One) by Andrew Murray

We are delighted to be serialising the first seven chapters of Shroom Raider a Young Adult novel by Andrew Murray - we hope you enjoy!   One – New London Can Take It General Willard D. Earthstar peered down through the telescope, across the mile of empty space that separated New London from the Enemy… Continue reading FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter One) by Andrew Murray

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

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Hydra by Robert Swindells

Something is causing mysterious circles to appear in the cornfields of Canfield Farm. And someone, or something, has obviously terrified Barry Cansfield. But when friends Ben and Midge sneak out to the farm to investigate, they discover a secret more terrifying than they could possibly have imagined.