Hilary McKay – The Swallows’ Flight

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a companion novel to the beautiful story of Skylarks’ War. Hilary McKay has the most wonderful style of writing which gives you historical fact as well as an emotional story highlighting family, friendships and the development of dynamics created by war. Set in World War 2, this follows the lives of…

Nen and the Lonely Fisherman – Ian Eagleton and James Mayhew

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was so excited to be invited to be part of the blog tour for this beautiful book. The gorgeous, shimmering cover gives you a hint of the story its pages hold… A retelling of the classic ‘Little Mermaid’ story, Ian and James have reworked the traditional tale into one which is diverse…

FACTopia! – Kate Hale

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There is nothing better than discovering a non-fiction book that is not only informative, but also interesting and full of fun. FACTopoia takes you on a trail of over 400 facts, allowing the reader to go on an adventure of the mind! Today, I am thrilled to host a Q & A with…

Week One – #BookPost

I have done some #BookPost blogs previously, but I have slacked recently as I let life take over. I am now back on it and each week want to share the glorious books I am lucky enough to receive each week. Take a look below and see what arrived at the start of May… I’ll…

By Ash, Oak and Thorn – Melissa Harrison

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Moss, Burnet and Cumulus are three little people who live in the hollow of an old Ash tree. They usually love waking up in spring but this time, find that the oldest of them, Cumulus, is starting to fade away. They need to find answers to save him, which will involve a trip…

Guest Post: Malcolm Duffy

I previously posted a blog about the brilliant book: Sofa Surfer – Malcolm Duffy. Now, I am lucky enough to have a follow-up post from the author all about research that was carried out on the book. as well as telling the story of a loss of identity. I found the below post really powerful…

Rainbow Grey – Laura Ellen Anderson

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unlike everyone else, Ray didn’t have a weather magic yet. Despite this, she does have Nim, her cloud cat, and her two best friends – Snowden Everfreeze and Droplett Dewbells who help make her life fun and exciting. When she goes to Earth to find some treasure left behind, something extraordinary happens. Ray…

May #ReadingRoundup

I wanted to start keeping a record of each book I read during the month, as well as some thoughts and a star rating for each one. I’ve decided to usually only to include longer novels as with picture books too, this blog would become extremely long! This month, however, there are a couple that…

The Tindims – Sally Gardner & Lydia Corry

As I’m sure you’ve spotted, I’m a little behind schedule posting this blog, so first, apologies my post is late! The Tindims series of books focus on miniature characters who live on Rubbish Island and want to save the world through conservation – they’re expert recyclers who live by the motto ‘what is rubbish today…