‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

*NEWSFLASH! - Huge congratulations to Kiran Millwood Hargrave on being awarded the prize of overall winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2017 last night.* Isabella is a mapmaker's daughter - ink flows through her veins.  But she's forbidden to leave her village on the coast of Joya to explore the uncharted areas of the … Continue reading ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Dear Diary…

Diary-style stories are incredibly popular amongst young readers at the moment, mainly thanks to the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series.  If you're looking for looking for some new books to explore, you might like one of these: Diary of a Taekwondo Master by Shamini Flint   After some prompting from his dad (and against … Continue reading Dear Diary…

‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’ by Leigh Hodgkinson

Are you sitting comfortably?  Then I'll begin...... Picture your perfect spot to read. Does it look like this... or this... or maybe this...? Unfortunately for the little chap in Leigh Hodgkinson's latest beautiful picture book, he just can't find a comfortable place to settle down with his book and growing collection of friends. A variety … Continue reading ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’ by Leigh Hodgkinson

‘Create Your Own Spy Mission’ by Andrew Judge and Chris Judge -Talking Their Top Ten Spies

Andrew and Chris Judge are a dynamic duo of brothers who have been collaborating on a thrilling, action-packed spy adventure, 'Create your own Spy Mission.'  We're very excited to be kicking off the blog tour of this brilliant book with a review and special guest post by the authors themselves, who'll be sharing their top 10 … Continue reading ‘Create Your Own Spy Mission’ by Andrew Judge and Chris Judge -Talking Their Top Ten Spies