The Dream House – Laura Dockrill

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am so excited to be on the Blog Tour for ‘The Dream House’ by Laura Dockrill. Further below my review, you will find a Q & A with the author herself, about the inspiration for the book and why embracing topics such as grief within children’s literature are so important. The Dream…

The Week At World’s End – Emma Carroll

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stevie lives on World’s End Close and nothing exciting EVER happens there. Along with her friend Ray, she goes about life wondering when she will find an adventure. This all changes, however, when she finds a runaway girl in her shed! She begs them for help and, finally having the opportunity for…

#BookPost

I have been really lucky with the book post I’ve received this week – just look at some of the fantastic titles below! The Great Dream Robbery – Greg James & Chris Smith (Puffin) Shadow Town – Richard Lambert (Everything With Words) His Royal Hopelessness – Chloe Perrin (Chicken House) Yapping Away – Joshua Seigal…

The Ash House – Angharad Walker

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ash House tells the story of a boy with a mysterious illness who is taken to The Ash House to find a cure. When he arrives he notices that there are no adults around; children are left to run the house in the absence of the Headmaster. Each of them is named after…

Albert Upside Down – Ian Brown & Eoin Clarke

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When Albert wakes up one morning, the world looks a little different to usual. He’s upside down! He needs some help to right himself and asks some garden creatures to help him. Everyone has different skills and ideas about what might do the trick, but can they all work together to help Albert?…

The Wild Before – Piers Torday

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Piers Torday’s Last Wild trilogy is a fantastic series of books which explore themes of eco-consciousness and looking after the world. Torday is a writer that creates magic in his books; these allow the reader to not only explore the world he has created but also their own emotions invoked by the topics…

Song of the Far Isles – Nicholas Bowling

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oran’s home is the far isle of Little Drum. Here, music is everything to everyone; they live and breathe music. They are each born with an instrument which, when they play, their ancestors – ghasts – listen to the beautiful music they create. When the Red Duchess, who rules over on the mainland,…

The Most Important Animal of All – Penny Worms

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written in a narrative style, this is the tale of a class looking at which animal they think is the most important animal of all, after learning all about them in the classroom. With seven different animals focused on, not only will children learn about different creatures, but they’ll find out all about…

Wave Riders – Lauren St John

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wave Riders is the story of twins Jess and Jude Carter, who live their dream sailing from one exotic location to the next. Alongside their guardian, Gabriel, they have the time of their lives. However, when Gabe vanishes and they encounter a storm that will change their lives forever. They are left penniless…

The Cartoons That Came to Life – Tom Ellen

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finn and his parents have just moved from owning a cafe in Cornwall – where his Dad cooks amazing food – to a town where Finn isn’t happy and feels as though he is alone. He’s yet to make any friends at school and is often in trouble for drawing comics and cartoons…