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

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: The Littlest Witch by Bianca Pitzorno

- Short Review - As Halloween approaches and children begin to be surrounded by all things dark and mythical that go bump in the night, why not get them reading this little gem from Catnip Books - The Littlest Witch by Bianca Pitzorno is a delightful little tale that warms the heart. - Long Review… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Littlest Witch by Bianca Pitzorno

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

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BOOK REVIEW: Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

- Short Review -Once Upon A Wild Wood is a feast for the eyes - Illustrated fabulously by Chris Riddell with a beautifully crafted cover. This book is also written by Chris Riddell and follows the story of Little Green Raincape as she ventures through the forest to attend Rapunzel's party deep in the woods.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

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

Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT STORY: Mushephant by Nigel Quinlan

Mum and Dad hated baby's favourite toy. They hated it so much. Whenever they made each other cups of hot tea and sat close together at the kitchen table, all they talked about was how much they hated baby's favourite toy. ‘It's so loud!’ Dad said. ‘That song it plays!’ said Mum. ‘Over and over… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Mushephant by Nigel Quinlan