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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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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Bookshop Stop: Golden Hare Books (and a mystery book!)

Front of Golden Hare Books in Edinburgh

Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all having a good week so far. Mine is proving to be very busy but I’m going to do my best to keep on top of my blog posts after a couple of quieter weeks. You may have noticed that I’ve written a couple of posts recently about my visit […]

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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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