Children's Fiction

FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter One) by Andrew Murray

We are delighted to be serialising the first seven chapters of Shroom Raider a Young Adult novel by Andrew Murray - we hope you enjoy!   One – New London Can Take It General Willard D. Earthstar peered down through the telescope, across the mile of empty space that separated New London from the Enemy… Continue reading FICTION: Shroom Raider (Chapter One) by Andrew Murray

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

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

- Short Review - Sarah Maria Griffin opens up ‘Spare and Found Parts’ with three rules: 1.) The sick in the Pale, the healed in the Pasture. 2.) Contribute, at all cost. 3.) All code is blasphemy. With these three rules Griffin has set up all the parts needed for a great Frankenstein/coming of age story.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Tuesdays Are Just As Bad by Cethan Leahy

- Short Review - Tuesdays Are Just As Bad is a fascinating book, from the vibrant eye catching cover through to the very last page, the book sucks you in and doesn’t let go. It’s a young adult book that explores and enables its readers to feel that they are not alone, that depression is not… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Tuesdays Are Just As Bad by Cethan Leahy

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

– Short Review – This book is a whirlwind – fast paced, gripping and building on the world that Ness so delicately nurtured in the first book 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' also reviewed here by STORGY KIDS. Todd’s world is changed forever when he makes a deal with the Devil Mayor Prentiss (President Prentiss)… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Extinction Trials: Exile by S.M. Wilson

- Short Review - The Extinction Trials: Exile keeps all of what the first book did so well at establishing, but S.M. Wilson like a skilled architect builds more layers to this wonderful futuristic dystopia, whilst also adding additional layers to her characters, revealing slowly shocking twists and turns that will have you hooked from… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Extinction Trials: Exile by S.M. Wilson

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Short Review  If there was a book I wished I had discovered or would have been available to me when I was a child it would have been this book. It’s such a wonderful piece of fiction that doesn’t treat its intended audience as a child, in fact I found it quite inspiring. No matter… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness