Mina and the Undead – Amy McCaw

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Set in 1995 at Fang Fest in New Orleans, this is a gothic horror that you won’t want to miss! Mina’s mother has left, leaving her alone after her sister, Libby, moved to New Orleans for university. The summer before she turns 18, Mina has decided to visit her sister and spend a…

#50Booksof2021

I absolutely love reading and I’m so excited to be taking part in a challenge that encourages reading and conversation. Despite a lot of people believing it to be a solitary activity, reading is such a social thing to do! Even if you do your reading alone, you can chat to others about what you’ve…

#BookPost

This is the final book post blog of 2020 – just when I was getting back in the swing of them the end of the year has crept up on us. I don’t know about you, but I felt like sections of this year have really dragged, but the whole thing has whizzed right by!…

The Boy Who Sang With Dragons – Andy Shepherd

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is the final instalment in the brilliant series by Andy Shepherd. Each book follows Tomas as he discovers a real dragon tree in his Grandad’s garden. Each story in the series is full of friendship and overcoming obstacles in order to keep these relationships strong – both with humans and with dragons!…

Space Oddity – Christopher Edge

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jake finds his dad embarrassing. I mean, we all do, don’t we? But his dad seems to go out of his way to create situations that make Jake want the ground to swallow him up. There was that time he turned green, as well as turning up during his class performance as part…

Darwin’s Dragons – Lindsay Galvin

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Set in 1835, this book is based on what could have happened during Darwin’s famous expedition to the Galapagos Islands, which were dubbed the ‘Enchanted Isles’. Syms has accompanied Darwin on HMS Beagle as his assistant and fiddle player ever since his Da died. He wanted to leave his life behind and find…

Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow – Benjamin Dean

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Archie’s parents have recently split up, which means life is becoming a little bit different for him. Not only does he not see his dad as often, but he’s been acting strange around him too. Usually, they spend every Friday battling out to win games in Mack’s Arcade; lately, he hasn’t even been…

Teacher Bookworm Awards 2020

Okay, so this obviously isn’t an official award and there’s no shiny trophies or prizes (sorry folks!) but as much as 2020 has been a rubbish year for so many reasons, it certainly hasn’t been the same in the world of children’s books. There have been some cracking books released this year and I’ve also…

#BookPost

Christmas is just around the corner but I feel like it’s already arrived with the fantastic post that has dropped through my letterbox this week! 🎄 Melt – Ele Fountain (Pushkin Press) I adored Lost, Ele’s previous book and I am just as excited for Melt, which is out in April 2021! Beauty and the…

#BookPost

It’s safe to say it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a #Bookpost blog! It’s been an extremely busy month or so and I have been woefully neglectful of sharing the brilliant books I’ve been lucky enough to receive! Thank you to all the publishers & authors who have kindly gifted these titles to me…