Non-Fiction Friday – Science

There are such an amazing selection of non-fiction books available, so I wanted to start sharing some of these brilliant books with you all which may help you teach a range of subjects in – and out of! – your classroom. First up: Science! Big Questions About the Universe – Alex Frith & Alice James…

A Game of Life or Death – Triona Campbell

“When sixteen-year-old Asha Kennedy discovers her older sister Maya’s dead body in their home, her world falls apart. Desperate for answers, and to stay out of the hands of the social services she grew up in, Asha turns to her hacker friends for help. Her search leads her to Zu Tech, the hit games studio where…

Christmas Every Day – Beth Moran

“When Jenny inherits her estranged grandmother’s cottage in Sherwood Forest, she has nothing to lose – no money, no job, no friends, no family to speak of, and zero self-respect. Things can only get better….  Her grumpy but decidedly handsome new neighbour, Mack, has a habit of bestowing unsolicited good deeds on her. And when…

The Wildstorm Curse – Eve Wersocki Morris

“13-year-old Kallie Tamm can’t wait to spend a week of her summer holidays at the Wildstorm Theatre Camp: she’s determined not to let her dyslexia hold her back from achieving her dream of becoming a playwright. The finale of the whole week is a performance in the local village theatre. But as soon as she…

A Tricky Kind of Magic – Nigel Baines

“Cooper is brilliant at magic tricks. Card tricks, clever illusions – he can do them all. His dad, also known as the Great Eduardo, taught him the tricks of the magical trade before he passed away. But the one thing Cooper can’t do is see his dad again.  So when a talking rabbit appears from…

The Boy Who Didn’t Want to Die – Peter Lentos

“The Boy Who Didn’t Want to Die describes an extraordinary journey, made by Peter, a boy of five, through war-torn Europe in 1944 and 1945. Peter and his parents set out from a small Hungarian town, travelling through Austria and then Germany together. Along the way, unforgettable images of adventure flash one after another: sleeping in a…

(Nearly) New Year Resolution

So, for so many reasons 2022 has been a wild rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, which has meant I have not stayed on top of my blog as much as I’ve wanted to. However, I am making a (nearly) new year resolution to put it back near the top of my priority list; blogging…

Dead Good Detectives – Jenny McLachlan

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sid lives in a town called Fathom, a town near the sea which celebrates Pirate Day and has a mysterious ‘Pirate’s Corner’ in the graveyard. Steeped in stories both real and mythical, which inspire Sid and her closest friend Zen in their imaginary games. The one thing they imagine the most is getting…

#BritainsBookshops: The Padstow Bookseller

Friday 12th August 2022. It will be no surprise to anyone that one of my favourite places to be is in a bookshop. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved reading and visiting bookshops has been part of that. During my last visit to Cornwall, I went to the The Padstow Bookseller and…

Britain’s Bookshops: the imagination emporiums!

I’ve been writing my blog for a while now, but I’ve never really gone into what prompted me to begin finally writing one. Anyone who knows me or follows my Twitter or Instagram, will know I have always been a lover of books; I’m a lifelong reader. It will be of no surprise to anyone…