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

** DOUBLE NEWSFLASH!!! ** More congratulations in order - the author of this fabulous bbook has just won British Children's Book of the Year at the #Nibbies Awards! Absolutely not surprised! *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.* … Continue reading ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

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‘The Bad Guys – Episodes 1 and 2,’ by Aaron Blabey

When I spotted these two 'Bad Guys' were being released in May, I just had to get hold of copies for myself.  Thanks so much to Scholastic for sending me some to review. My eyes were initially drawn to the attention-grabbing colours and cool illustrations on the front covers.  And I wasn't disappointed when I … Continue reading ‘The Bad Guys – Episodes 1 and 2,’ by Aaron Blabey

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

‘I Went to the Supermarket’ by Paul Howard

Do you remember playing the memory game 'I went to the supermarket and bought a....'?  If so, you'll love this brain-teasing beauty! This supermarket is a little different to your average store.  There are all sorts of weird and wonderful items to be bought and remembered: superhero pants, fearsome granny pirates, dancing aliens... the list goes … Continue reading ‘I Went to the Supermarket’ by Paul Howard