A Shelter for Sadness – Anne Booth & David Lichfield

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Sadness has come to live with me and I am building it a shelter.” A small boy finds Sadness visits him, and he decides to make it a safe space where it can curl up small or be as B I G as it needs to be. He knows he can visit the…

Weather Weaver – Tamsin Mori

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stella is going to visit her grandad in Shetland where she used to live, as her parents have to work and can’t take her with them. Ever since she’s moved, she’s been desperate to come back but, now it’s happening, she can’t quite believe it. When she finally arrives, her grandad isn’t quite…

Front Desk – Kelly Yang

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mia Tang has moved to the USA from China, which has changed more in her life than just the country she lives in. She now has to keep secrets about where she lives (a motel, which her parents are running), that her parents hide immigrants there (who aren’t treated very well by other…

What I Did – Kate Bradley

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This story is focused around Lisa, who is running from her child’s father, taking her child – Jack – with her. Finding a remote house, she thinks they are safe. Surely there, where they are seemingly alone, they won’t be found? Now, though, Lisa must start to face the very thing she has…

The House at the Edge of Magic – Amy Sparkes

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nine has nothing to her name and pickpockets in odder to keep herself going. One day, her luck changes when she plucks a beautiful ornament from someone else. She doesn’t think much of it, until it grows into a H U G E house full of the most peculiar people. The house is…

Xientifica SOS – Daniel Phelps

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Students from Firtrees Primary School are lucky enough to visit OrbitaLand were they will be immersed in space and science. When they get stuck on a boat during their trip, they begin an adventure that the five of them can’t quite believe. With riddles and challenges in their way, they need to work…

Last One to Die – Cynthia Murphy

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Niamh has just moved to London to attend a summer drama school. She has saved up for months, working her hardest to get her place on the course she has dreamed about all year. She loves the sights and sounds of the city which allow her to have more of the freedom she…

The Broken Raven – Joseph Elliott

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Having read the first instalment of this series, The Good Hawk, I was really excited that the second book had arrived! I don’t want to give too much away in this blog in case you haven’t read the first yet (and if you haven’t, I suggest you do!) as I really try…

Circus Maximus: Race to the Death – Annelise Gray

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In the chariot races of Rome, it is only male riders who are accepted into the games. Female riders are forbidden. Dido, a twelve-year old girl, is determined to break this tradition. She has even discovered a wild horse she longs to train and race to become the best rider in all of…

#SixforSunday – Bookish Resolutions

Hello! I can’t believe it’s another year. More than ever we all needed a fresh start – even if nothing much changes it feels good for 2020 to be behind us! I don’t know about you, but last year books really helped me deal with the situation we were in as well as helping my…