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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A Day Out in Brontë Country

If you long for windswept inspiration, then fly straight to Brontë country and walk the hills that inspired the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Anne and Emily to write their classic gothic novels. Haworth lies at the heart of this area…

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Interview with a Bookstagrammer – The Ironbridge Bookshop

Welcome to our second Interview with a Bookstagrammer – a series of Q&As with bookstagrammers from all around the world who regularly post about all things bookish on Instagram. This week, Meg, the owner of the wonderful Ironbridge Bookshop shares…

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8 Top Tips for Enjoying Audiobooks

It took me years to find the knack to listening to stories rather than reading them, but after my online friends kindly shared tips for enjoying audiobooks, I’ve been loading them up one after the other. There are so many…

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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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