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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Bookshop Stop: Barter Books [Book Haul]

Welcome back to my blog! I’ve taken a few days off to recharge my batteries and had an opportunity to go to Barter Books, Northumberland (that’s in the north east of England for my international readers!). Barter Books is a fabulous secondhand bookshop based in a disused Victorian train station in the town of Alnwick. […]

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Sunday Blog: Armistice Runner – Tom Palmer

Happy Sunday everyone! In keeping with my theme from last Sunday, this week’s blog post is a review of another book looking at WWI and Armistice Day. On the 11th November 2018, it will be 100 years since Armistice Day – the day WWI came to an end. There are no veterans left to tell […]

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Sunday Blog: White Feather – Catherine and David MacPhail [Interview]

Welcome back Today’s blog post is something a bit different. In three weeks time, it will be 11th November 2018 and marks the centenary of Armistice Day. It signifies the end of World War I (the eleventh hour, in the eleventh day of the eleventh month) and commemorates all of the lives lost during this […]

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Sunday Blog: Cheltenham Literature Festival

Happy Sunday everyone! Tomorrow I am off to Cheltenham Literature Festival for the first of two days (not consecutive) I’ll be spending there. I’m lucky enough to live just over an hour away by train (although going by the train prices it’s probably cheaper to get to Mars). Here I’m going to lay out my […]

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Monthly Book Wrap Up – September 2018

It’s October (nearly)… I had a far quieter book month with a grand total of 13 books acquired. Part my own purchases, part ARCs, and one miscellaneous. I’ve split it into reading level this month, but I’ll clearly state what I bought myself and what I was sent by publishers. Enjoy. (And Happy Sunday!) New […]

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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┬ádate: 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: 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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