In futuristic Hong Kong, Nat Walker (an orphan heiress) lives on a junk boat with her robot dragon and legal guardian. Nat spends her time zooming through Hong Kong's crowded highways on her slider (electronic hover board), racing between school, home and martial arts lessons. Life becomes more complicated when her guardian, Jamuka, suddenly gets … Continue reading ‘Crimson Poison,’ by Susan Moore.
Old Bear is celebrating his 30th birthday this year but there are some stories which never age. Join Old Bear and his friends as they plan a special party to mark the occasion. In their latest adventure, Old Bear's friends are getting everything ready for his birthday party, with a little help from their new … Continue reading ‘Happy Birthday Old Bear,’ by Jane Hissey.
Everyone knows the famous story of the man-cub Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India. This new edition from Alma Classics contains all the Jungle Books and added bonus material for young readers. If if you enjoyed the real-life action film version which has just been released on DVD (or love … Continue reading ‘The Jungle Books,’ by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Ian Beck.
Shifty and Sam are back in their third picture book adventure. This time they have stolen jewels and penguin pandemonium to deal with! These former bad dogs turned bakers have been asked to cater Lady Kate's birthday ball at Woofington Hall. They're very excited to note that she's wearing her birthday tiara made of real … Continue reading ‘Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam – The Diamond Chase,’ by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton.
I'm very happy to be part of the blog tour for this eye-catching book. It's the first in a series of stories about Dylan - a dog who loves playing and wants everyone to join in with him too. In this adventure, Dylan is learning what it's like to be a doctor. Whilst pondering what … Continue reading ‘Dylan the Doctor,’ by Guy Parker-Rees.
Set in murky Victorian London, this story follows Rose Campion, adopted daughter of Thomas Campion (owner of Campion's Palace of Variety and Wonders), as she tries to unravel a series of mysteries and deadly coincidences. Rose was abandoned on the doorstep of Campion's Music Hall as a baby and she loves it there - the greasepaint, … Continue reading ‘Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret,’ by Lyn Gardner.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour of the daring tale 'The Knight who wouldn't Fight,' the story of a young mouse knight named Leo. This has been written by the awesome husband and wife team, Helen and Thomas Docherty who have also brought us such delights as 'The Snatchabook' and 'Abracazebra.' Leo isn't … Continue reading ‘The Knight who wouldn’t Fight,’ by Helen and Thomas Docherty.
Part One - Bella Broomstick Bella + Magic = Trouble! Or does it? Bella (aka Belladonna Bat-Ears Broomstick) is, by all accounts, a totally hopeless witch. After failing the entrance exam for Creepy Castle School for Witches and Wizards a third time, Bella's evil Aunt Hemlock despairs and decides to send her to live in … Continue reading The ‘Bella Broomstick’ series by Lou Kuenzler, illustrated by Nicola Slater and Kyan Cheng.