Continue reading “Non-Fiction November | Roots of Happiness | Book Review”
We have so many words for sad thoughts and emotions, which means it is much easier for us to moan rather than celebrate. In fact, many more positive words did once exist, but they have been left behind over the centuries, and others have been forgotten altogether.
We’re keeping it light this month with some fun reads featuring the first entries for a variety of new monsters and fantastic creatures, and all with the most eye-catching front covers!Continue reading “Light-Hearted Reads | Review”
Continue reading “Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good | Book Review”
In which case I may as well be honest in these pages. There’s a first time for everything.
My tragedy began with a trick involving the goddess Sif, her long, golden locks, a pair of scissors and an ill-timed nap. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say that no one in Asgard can take a joke. Or a haircut.
Graphic novels are a great way to get reluctant readers to pick up a book; from Dog Man to Alex Rider, they have kick-started many reading journeys. So I decided to try a few I hadn’t read yet for our newest review selection.
All entries in this round-up are illustrated in full colour.Continue reading “Graphic Novels for Autumn 2022 | Reviews”
Welcome to our most recent review round-up, where we take a quick look at just some of the books you might like to add to your school or personal bookshelves. And what a great selection we have for you!Continue reading “Libraries 4 Schools 2021 Review Round-Up 2”
“If I’d ever thought about it before, I imagined the candy trade was just a game, a handful of chocolates at a time, but this shocked me – the scale of it was much bigger than I’d expected. It didn’t feel so much like a game, all of a sudden.”Continue reading “Candy | Book Review”
When her parents go missing and aren’t answering their phones, Emily and her trusty hedgehog sidekick have no choice but to go in search of them.Continue reading “The Midnight Hour | Book Review”
By author Bertrand Santini and illustrator Laurent Gapaillard (Gecko Press)
The monstrous Yark loves children – fried, filleted, in a sauce or stew, however he can get them! But bad children give him stomach ache, and good children are becoming harder to find…until he meets little Madeleine.Continue reading “The Yark | Book Review”
There are some books that can get younger readers (and me!) chuckling before they even open the cover. One such series is ‘The Bad Guys’ by Aaron Blabey, and another is Gough and Field’s ‘Rabbit and Bear’.
When Archie McBudge finds out that he is heir to a sweet-making dynasty, it takes him and his Mum completely by surprise.
Everything from now on should be perfect; after all, isn’t it every child’s dream to own a sweet factory?