‘One is Not a Pair – A Spotting Book,’ by Britta Teckentrup.

There's now a third title in Britta Teckentrup's best-selling spotting series, and it doesn't fail to impress. All children are naturally inquisitive so I can't think of a better book to harness this than 'One is Not a Pair.'  Each page contains several sets of pairs...but can you spot the odd one out?  The rhyming … Continue reading ‘One is Not a Pair – A Spotting Book,’ by Britta Teckentrup.

‘The Magical World of Amy Lee,’ from Scholastic.

I know you'll all be clamouring to read the 100% official debut book from Amy Lee, creator of a hugely popular YouTube channel and a Minecraft maestro. This super-shiny book is absolutely crammed full of a huge range of activities based around Amy Lee and her YouTube friends.  There's colouring, quizzes, crafting, character profiles, puzzles … Continue reading ‘The Magical World of Amy Lee,’ from Scholastic.

YA Shot 2016 Tour – Back to School Special – Q&A with Natasha Farrant

I am delighted to welcome the wonderful Natasha Farrant to the blog as part of the epic YA Shot 2016 Tour.  (Young Adult books are aimed at children in their mid-teens.) Natasha is the author of the Bluebell Gadsby stories, with the latest (and last),' Time for Jas,' being released over the summer.  I'm also … Continue reading YA Shot 2016 Tour – Back to School Special – Q&A with Natasha Farrant

‘Jim Reaper – Saving Granny Maggot,’ by Rachel Delahaye, illustrated by Jamie Littler.

Jim is back in another death-defying (literally) adventure that will make you laugh your socks off!  Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Jim Wimple has just about come to terms with the fact that his father is, in fact, the Grim Reaper and not an accountant as he had previously believed.  To help him … Continue reading ‘Jim Reaper – Saving Granny Maggot,’ by Rachel Delahaye, illustrated by Jamie Littler.

‘How to Hide a Lion at School,’ by Helen Stephens.

The third instalment of the bestselling How to Hide a Lion series has been released just in time for back-to-school. Iris's lion knows that lions aren't allowed at her school; Miss Holland had made that clear on several occasions. Lion uses his hiding know-how and ends up napping on top of the school bus.  However, today's the … Continue reading ‘How to Hide a Lion at School,’ by Helen Stephens.

Girl Power! ft. ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World,’ and ‘Ada Twist, Scientist.’

There's been a lot of publicity recently, aimed at encouraging girls to pursue careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.) This post celebrates all things 'girl power' as I review some of the titles I've been sent which focus on inspirational women and breaking down stereotypes.  But don't worry - they're funny, endearing and … Continue reading Girl Power! ft. ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World,’ and ‘Ada Twist, Scientist.’