Unboxing and Review: Page Anchor [Bookish item]

For Christmas I was fortunate enough to receive a stunning Page Anchor from a relative. It was something I’d put on my wish list, but I didn’t expect to find one amongst my gifts. But I am so, so glad and grateful that I did! So what is a Page Anchor? It’s a bookmark but […]

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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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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: 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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Book Review: Up The Mountain – Marianne Dubuc

Title: Up The Mountain Author: Marianne Dubuc Genre: Children’s fiction Publisher: Book Island Publication date: Out now Review I was lucky enough to be sent this charming book by Book Island, an independent publishing house based in Bristol, specialising in children’s books. Up The Mountain tells the story of Mrs. Badger who meets Leo the cat and […]

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Book Review: The Train to Impossible Places (A Cursed Delivery) – P. G. Bell

Title: The Train to Impossible Places – A Cursed Delivery Author: P. G. Bell Genre: Fantasy Publication date: 4th October 2018 Synopsis Imagine getting up one night to find a troll building a railway line through your house for the Impossible Postal Express. Then imagine that the next thing you know you’re on your way to […]

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Book Review: The Winter’s Child – Cassandra Parkin

Title: The Winter’s Child Author: Cassandra Parkin Genre: Adult fiction/Literary fiction/Suspense/Horror/Psychological Publication date: Out now This review contains some minor spoilers. I finally finished this book last night and couldn’t wait to get started on a review. When I was initially approved for this book I was expecting a fairly standard missing child orientated thriller, […]

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