Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

- Short Review - Alex is being bullied at school by his former best friend, Freddie.  His Mum and Dad have split up and he lives with his father but he's so busy with work that he barely notices that Alex is there.  Everything is okay though as he still has his magic.  When he… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

- Short Review - The first of a trilogy this is witchcraft but not in the traditional sense of casting spells around a cauldron.  More of a fantasy novel, the story follows the travels of Safi and Iseult a pair of Threadsisters.  Each has their own individual power but together their destiny is greater than… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

- Short Review - Monsters of Men is a conclusion of an epic trilogy, one that I firmly believe that everyone should read, both young readers and older readers, it's an astonishingly brilliant story which speaks as much of our times as it does of the world and times of which Ness has painstakingly brought… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

FICTION: Pumpkin Jack by Nigel Quinlan

They picked me to race Pumpkin Jack on Halloween night. It shouldn’t have been me. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. They picked my big brother last year. Joe went out and he raced Pumpkin Jack while we sat in our house, huddled together and crying, listening to the screams from the street outside.… Continue reading FICTION: Pumpkin Jack by Nigel Quinlan

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT STORY: The Lostling by Daniel Soule

A streetlamp flickered. Under the lamppost stood an old red phone box. In the old red phone box a black telephone was ringing. Down the street came a boy. No one knew his name, or if they ever did they had forgotten it along with the boy. His clothes didn’t fit him well—his coat was too… Continue reading SHORT STORY: The Lostling by Daniel Soule