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BOOK REVIEW: My Big Mouth by Steve Camden

- Short Review - Jason Gardner, or Jay to his friends, is in his final year at junior school when his dad suddenly ups and leaves.  None of the family know why, least of all Jay, and, in an effort to cope with the sudden change, he constructs a web of lies to explain his… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: My Big Mouth by Steve Camden

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BOOK REVIEW: Pages & Co : Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James

- Short Review - The second book in the "Pages & Co" series follows Tilly and best friend Oskar on a, pre-Christmas, trip to Paris.  It's not long though before they discover a quirky bookshop, owned by Gretchen (who was once the best friend of Tilly's grandma).  Whilst they have been told not to indulge… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Pages & Co : Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James

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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: Demelza & The Spectre Detectors by Holly Rivers

- Short Review - Demelza is a scientist, an inventor - she definitely doesn't believe in ghosts - she doesn't much like school either, but then who would with a miserable head teacher like Ms Cardinal.  When things start going bump in the night though Demelza comes to realise that her Grandma Maeve has been… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Demelza & The Spectre Detectors by Holly Rivers

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BOOK REVIEW: The Mask Of Aribella by Anna Hoghton

Short Review: Set in the magical location of Venice this book follows the coming of age of Aribella, the daughter of a poor lacemaker.  On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, whilst defending best friend Theo, she discovers a previously unknown power - she can conjure fire from her fingertips.  Cast out by the locals… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Mask Of Aribella by Anna Hoghton

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

SHORT FICTION: The Horse and the Unicorn by Sophie Crockett

Olivia was a little girl who lived in a large old house in the country, the house had been in Olivia's family for generations but the best part was that it came with its very own forest, lake and beautiful gardens. Olivia's best friend was an amazing chestnut horse who was called Lady, Lady was… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: The Horse and the Unicorn by Sophie Crockett

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SHORT FICTION: A Week in the Life of Ginger Wilde by Sophie Crockett

This week has not been a very good week, mammy said it was because of the full moon, I guess werewolves have this problem which I thought was pretty cool but still, I wish this week had gone better! The first thing that happened was the mashed potatoes at school, were again dished out using… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: A Week in the Life of Ginger Wilde by Sophie Crockett

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BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson

Do you believe in Fae and magic? Stella lives on the outskirts of the Winterspell Forest, where there is mystery and magic. She has her Imp, Peg and her ghostly Nan for company; who try to keep her safe but Stella wants friends, to be a normal girl and that means going to school. So,… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson