Day one and I’m late for roll call. It’s my mum’s fault as my super-suit is way too small and it is giving me a super-wedgie. I wish she’d never wangled me a place on the Superkids Summer Program but when your mum is Astro-Woman, she gets what she wants. Just ask my dad.
“Waddya going to disappoint Mom with this year?” Shereen taunted Jackie with a high whiny voice. “Not some smelly perfume like last year, I hope.” “Nah, I bet he’ll get her some more earrings that will turn her ears green like the year before,” chuckled Vernon. “They had to call Hazmat to get rid of… Continue reading FICTION: Grimcrack’s Fantastic Galactic Mercantile by Paul Stansbury
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
- 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
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
- 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
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