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

Book Review

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