Children’s Book Review: Boy, Everywhere by A.M.Dassu

Sometimes you read a book and just know it’s going to win all the awards – Boy,Everywhere by A.M Dassu is a prime example. I met the author through SCBWI (the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and knew…

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Children’s Book Review: Sky Pirates – Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond (Volume 1) by Alex English

We have now firmly passed into The Age of Middle Grade Fiction in our house and Sky Pirates by Alex English has powered us into this new adventure with the wind in our sails. Full of fun, friendship and fantasy,…

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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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