Summer is here! (sort of). Life is slowly beginning to resume some sort of normality, and publishing in recent weeks and the weeks to come is the strongest it has been for years. Do yourself and your soul a favour; pick a book from our list of brilliant summer reads, get yourself to the park, back garden, balcony or nearest bench, and soak up some rays and stories.
News & Book Reviews
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
Announcing the 2021 Women’s Prize Shortlist The 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist is here. This prize was originally set up in 1996 as the… Read More »Announcing the 2021 Women’s Prize Shortlist
An incredibly accomplished debut that says more with less, and has Dublin stitched into it’s very fabric. Oh yes they do. And I can confirm… Read More »Review – Boys Don’t Cry by Fiona Scarlett
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?
Duncan’s first collection of short stories, (Lilliput Press, 2021) will likely leave any reader feeling as I did; like you’ve just watched a highly entertaining… Read More »Review – Midfield Dynamo by Adrian Duncan
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