Book Review: The Dog That Saved Christmas – Nicola Davies

Title: The Dog That Saved ChristmasAuthor(s): Nicola Davies (Author), Mike Byrne (Illustrator)Publisher: Barrington StokePublication Date: Out now Synopsis “For most kids, Christmas is the best time of the year. For Jake, it’s a nightmare. He hates the bright lights, the noise and the way everything around him feels different and strange. But then Jake meets […]

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Book Review: Miss Marley – Vanessa Lafaye & Rebecca Mascull

A photo of the book Miss Marley with some christmas items, including christmas candles and a mini nordic christmas tree.

Title: Miss MarleyAuthor(s): Vanessa Lafaye (author), Rebecca Mascull (contributor)Publisher: HQPublication date: Out now Synopsis “An enchanting, seasonal tale of kindness and goodwill, Miss Marley is the last book written by the late Vanessa Lafaye, lovingly completed by her friend Rebecca Mascull. A prequel to A Christmas Carol, it tells the tragic story of the young Jacob Marley – […]

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Book Review: Elma the Elf and the Tinsel-Tastic Sled Zeppelin [Advent Book]

Title: Elma the Elf and the Tinsel-Tastic Sled Zeppelin Author(s): Camilla Victoria Storm, Nick Simons Genre: Middle Grade, Christmas Publisher: Cranachan Publishing (Pokey Hat) Publication date: Out now Synopsis Meet Elma the Elf: a chatterbox, an inventor and a pain in the Christmas pudding! Elma is about to start her dream job at Santa’s Toy Factory. But […]

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Book Review: A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult

Title: A Spark of Light Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publication date: Out now Review A backstory to how I came to be reading this book. I originally applied for this book on NetGalley and was declined due to its popularity. I kept seeing it pop up everywhere and I was […]

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Book Review: Little Wise Wolf – van der Hammen & Siemensma

Title: Little Wise Wolf Author(s): Gijs van der Hammen, Hanneke Siemensma (Translated by Laura Watkinson)

Title: Little Wise Wolf Author(s): Gijs van der Hammen, Hanneke Siemensma (Translated by Laura Watkinson) Genre: Children’s fiction (Age 4-7 years) Publisher: Book Island Publication date: Out now Review As usual, when the lovely Greet from Book Island dropped me an email asking me if I wanted copies of the latest publications I couldn’t respond fast […]

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Book Review: Goodnight, Anne – Kallie George and Geneviève Godbout

Title: Goodnight, Anne Author: Kallie George (author), Geneviève Godbout (illustrator) Publisher: Tundra (Imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers) Publication date: 27th September 2018 (UK) Synopsis When night falls, it’s time for Anne to go to bed… but not before saying goodnight to everyone and everything she loves. Will Anne ever go to sleep? Inspired by […]

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Book Review: Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Nine, Ten: A September 11 story

  Title: Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin Genre: Middle Grade Publisher: Turtleback Books Publication date: Out now Synopsis Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day until a plane struck the World Trade Center. But right now it is a few days earlier, and four kids in […]

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Book Review: The Jacobite’s Wife – Morag Edwards

Title: The Jacobite’s Wife Author: Morag Edwards Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hookline Books Publication date: Out now Synopsis Lady Winifred has had a troubled childhood. Her mother, father and brother were all imprisoned for treason due to their support for the Catholic king. When she falls in love with a handsome young Scottish nobleman, the […]

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Book Review: Wilderness Wars – Barbara Henderson

Title: Wilderness Wars Author: Barbara Henderson Genre: Middle Grade Publisher: Pokey Hat/Cranachan Books Publication date: Out now Synopsis When her father’s construction work takes Em’s family to the uninhabited island of Skelsay, she is excited, but also a little uneasy. Soon Em, and her friend Zac, realise that setbacks, mishaps and accidents on the island […]

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Book Review: What Does The Crocodile Say? – Eva Montanari

Title: What Does The Crocodile Say? Author: Eva Montanari Genre: Children’s fiction Publisher: Book Island Publication date: Out now Review I was sent this cute book by Book Island, an independent publishing house based in Bristol, specialising in children’s books. What Does The Crocodile Say? tells the story of a crocodile who is going to his […]

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