Book Review: Guardians of the Wild Unicorns – Lindsay Littleson

Title: Guardians of the Wild UnicornsAuthor: Lindsay LittlesonPublisher: KelpiesPublication date: 21st February 2019 Synopsis ‘Across the moor galloped a huge dark beast; a heavily muscled horse with a gleaming, rippling black mane. The animal reared up, its hooves cutting the sky, its silken tail streaming like a banner. Its spiralled horn glinted in the sun.’ Lewis is cold, wet and […]

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Book Review: The Star-spun Web – Sinéad O’Hart

Title: The Star-spun WebAuthor: Sinéad O’HartPublisher: Stripes (Little Tiger)Publication date: 7th February 2019 Synopsis With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan. When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee’s Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a distant relative come to adopt her, Tess […]

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Book Haul: ARCs I received in January 2019

Welcome back! Wow. My poor postman. I received so mark ARCs (advance read copies) in January, it’s going to take me a while to get through them all! As I received so many, and I don’t want this post to be an essay, I’ve decided to keep this simple and link the title of each […]

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My Favourite Publishing House of 2018

Welcome back! At this time of the year, it’s common to see posts about people’s favourite books of the year. But where would we be without some of the wonderful publishing houses out there? I absolutely love working with indie publishers; they’re forthcoming and I feel like over the last six months I’ve really gotten […]

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Book Review: Vote for Effie – Laura Wood

Title: Vote for EffieAuthor: Laura WoodPublisher: ScholasticPublication date: 3rd January 2019 Synopsis The last thing Effie Kostas needs right now is to be running a high-stakes campaign for Student Council President against the most popular boy in school. But she’s not about to sit quietly by in the face of great injustice – so the […]

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Books I’m Giving As Gifts This Christmas

I don’t think many of my friends or relatives read my blog but, if you do, please look away now! If I buy someone a Christmas gift there’s probably a 99.9% chance it’ll be a book, especially for the younger humans in my life. So, I thought I’d do a quick post on what books […]

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Favourite Middle-Grade Books of 2018

Middle grade 2018 books

Welcome back! I thought I’d start my book wrap up of 2018, starting off with my favourite – middle-grade. I whittled it down to three books and I’ll also be talking about my best bookish moment of the year. These books are in no particular order – I enjoyed them all immensely for different reasons […]

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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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