Book Review: English Pastoral: An Inheritance by James Rebanks

I don’t often feel compelled to write a review straight after finishing a book, but English Pastoral: An Inheritance by James Rebanks has such an urgent, important and readable message that it has to be shared. I read Rebanks’ first…

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Children’s Book Review: Mythopedia: An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and Their Magical Tales by Good Wives and Warriors

As a kid I would sit on my own during lunch break and read mythological encyclopedias so when Laurence King Publishing offered us a review copy of Mythopedia, I leapt at the chance. I confess that we have a few…

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Children’s Book Review: A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

Some books transcend age classification and A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll falls resolutely into this category. In this Own Voices novel, we follow 11-year-old Addie as she learns about the history of witch trials in her village and…

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10 of the Scariest Books for Halloween

People often ask us what should they read in October so we thought it would be fun to share our top ten scariest books for Halloween (or any time of the year for that matter!).  Most of these are unsettling…

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Audiobook Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

I follow Matt Haig on Twitter so I knew a little bit about The Midnight Library before it was released and was keen to read it. What I really like about Matt Haig’s writing style is that he has a…

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