Chime Seekers – Ross Montgomery

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Having loved Ross’ previous books I knew I’d be in for a treat with his latest offering. Chime Seekers tells the story of Yanni who has had to move away from the place he loves, and now has to share his parents with his new baby sister. She seems to get all the…

False Rose – Jakob Wegelius

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a brilliant sequel to the book ‘Murderer’s Ape’ which is one of my all-time favourite children’s books. Written by Swedish author and illustrator, Jakob Wegelius, it follows the story of Ape Sally Jones and her life as an engineer on a boat with the Chief. There is also a graphic novel…

Cheltenham Literature Festival

It is shocking I’ve never managed to visit Cheltenham Literature Festival despite attending University in the town for 4 years and only living 45 minutes away. This year, there is a fantastic line up which has an author, talk or book discussion for anyone and everyone! There are so many different age ranges and genres…

The Shadows of Rookhaven – Padraig Kenny

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is the brilliant sequel to The Monsters of Rookhaven which I thought was an eerie and exciting story with some fantastic characters. If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend that you do (and also the review I wrote for it, which includes an interview with Padraig himself!). Don’t…

The Bewitching of Aveline Jones – Phil Hickes

If you have read ‘The Haunting of Aveline Jones’ then you’ll know what a fantastic book this is going to be to read! Full of eerie settings and storylines, this is a book that will haunt your thoughts long after you’ve finished reading it! I will definitely have mentioned already (several times!) that Halloween is…

His Royal Hopeless – Chloe Perrin

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I LOVE Halloween and when I unwrapped this book, the front cover made me want to dive right in for a spooky read! Robbie is heir to the Sinistevils who are the most evil dynasty in the world. But he just knows he won’t be any good at taking over from his wickedly…

Lightning Falls

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a book which you will want to have in your classroom to help children explore magic and hauntings! Valerie has always lived (and haunted!) at Lightning Falls but when mysterious Joe turns up, she gets told her world may not be the one she knew… Today I am thrilled to have…

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…