Review – By Ash, Oak and Thorn by Melissa Harrison One by one, on a bright, early spring morning, three little people no bigger than… Read More »Review – By Ash, Oak and Thorn by Melissa Harrison
Max is just a slightly scruffy, ordinary kind of boy…until he burps, that is. When he burps, he turns into a huge, hairy monster who can leap over buildings, roar really loudly and eat entire dustbins. Being a monster is great!
A hidden bear, an intrepid journey and finding out who you want to be… Yanka was found beside a bear cave as a baby…she was… Read More »Review – The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
Now that the third installment in this wonderful trilogy has been published, we look back at the wonderful children’s novel that started all the magic…… Read More »Review: The Storm-Keepers Island by Catherine Doyle
Spring is here and picturebooks are popping up all over! With their bright, bold illustrations and fantastic adventures and journeys, they bring new joy; new smiles and laughter and some new poignant, heartfelt messages as we look out on to greener landscapes and brighter skies. Are you ready?
This extraordinary young adult novel has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Award 2021. The summer of 1976 was a summer different to any other.… Read More »Review – On Midnight Beach by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
When 11-year-old Abigails’ widowed father Theo combines families with his new wife Polly and her two boys, Max, 13 and Louis, aged 6, Abi is… Read More »Review: The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay
As it’s the first St. Patrick’s Day in living memory without a parade, those kids will need to be kept entertained…
Molly Darling just wants her life to be simple; porridge, wellies, feeding her beloved chickens…just like that. But a year ago, Dad ran off leaving… Read More »Review – The Cantankerous Molly Darling by Alvy Carragher
The List of Real Things is a poignant and big-hearted story about love, loss and believing in the magic of the imagination. Grace knows what’s… Read More »Review – The List of Real Things by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Empathy Week is an invitation to young people across the world to put empathy into action. From the 22nd through 26th February, a variety of programmes are going out aimed at highlighting ways to build empathy in young people. And we could really use a huge helping of empathy right now.
Nine is an orphan who had been scooped up from a doorway by Pockets when she was three. He gave her a home. She owes him everything. All she has to do is…