Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT FICTION: Why the Owl has Very Big Eyes – an Iroquois folktale retold by Leonore Wilson

Raweno was the Maker of Everything. He stopped what he was doing. It had been a long day and he was ready to go to sleep. The last thing he had done was turn Mr Cardinal’s wings as fiery red as a sunset. As he turned to a small, furry critter squatting by his ankles,… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: Why the Owl has Very Big Eyes – an Iroquois folktale retold by Leonore Wilson

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Children’s Ghost Stories by Andrew Murray

- Short Review - This could quite possibly be one of the best books at introducing horror or ghosts stories to children or inquisitive younger minds. Murray deals with a range of stories, including his own marvellously spooky offerings, whilst also retelling some classics such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Ghost of King… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Children’s Ghost Stories by Andrew Murray

Middle Grade Fiction

FICTION: The Head by Joseph Surtees

Amy was upset. She’d been told off for asking too many questions. They were visiting the Tower of London and Amy wanted to know all about it. Eventually the teacher had told her to be quiet and she had run off, so nobody would see her crying. She kicked a mound of earth in front… Continue reading FICTION: The Head by Joseph Surtees

Book Review, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: Bedlam by Derek Landy

- Short Review - The chances are that anyone considering "Bedlam" is already familiar with the Skulduggery Pleasant series.  This epic volume gives us more of the same mix of humour, magic and in-fighting that we're used to.  In amongst trying to protect us mortals from an attack this instalment also sees Valkyrie trying to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bedlam by Derek Landy

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: In The Shadow Of Heroes by Nicholas Bowling

- Short Review - A brilliant romp of a tale which seamlessly blends Greek Mythology with the Roman Empire.  What emerges is a classic adventure which sees two slaves set off on a quest to track down the location of the fabled Golden Fleece.  Can they find it before the Emperor Nero's henchmen? If you… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: In The Shadow Of Heroes by Nicholas Bowling

500 Word Short Story

FICTION 500 Words: The Mysterious Boy by Lucas

As he climbed the steep hill, he heard an earthly wail sending a shiver down his spine. A metal foot heaved itself onto the soft, squelchy surface of the muddy soil. It echoed through his ear drums, haunting his future nightmares. It was like the undead bursting out of the ground. Seconds later, it did.… Continue reading FICTION 500 Words: The Mysterious Boy by Lucas

500 Word Short Story

FICTION 500 Words: The Thing In The Swing by James M

We used to camp in Wales, but we won’t be going back anytime soon, not after what happened to a kid called Alexander and some of his friends. Alexander was ten at the time and so were his friends. They were sitting on a log by the fire, roasting marshmallows while their dads were drinking… Continue reading FICTION 500 Words: The Thing In The Swing by James M