As a children's bookseller (and now trainee teacher!) I'm always keeping one eye out for accessible books. I've talked before about Barrington Stoke and how they're making literature available for dyslexic and reluctant readers so it's fantastic to see Hachette do the same! New from Jane Elson, comes an inspiring story of a boy and … Continue reading Blog Tour: Storm Horse by Jane Elson
Blog Tour: Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis!
A little while ago, I read a little book called Harrow Lake - and it kept me up at night, searching the shadows for strange figures and listening out for the sound of jitterbugs. That book has stayed with me ever since. So when a brand new release from the same author appeared in my … Continue reading Blog Tour: Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis!
Review: This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
Blurb: Who are you? What's your identity? How can you take action against racism? Learn about identities, true histories, and anti-racism work in 20 carefully laid-out chapters. This book is written so young people will feel empowered to stand up to the adults in their lives. This book will give them the language and ability to … Continue reading Review: This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
The Ancient History Book Tag!
It's about time for another tag post! Not long ago I put together a book tag and challenge master list so thought I'd put my own hard work to good use and try a tag that I haven't done before. As an ex History student and all around history lover, the Ancient History book tag … Continue reading The Ancient History Book Tag!
Review: Unipiggle: Mermaid Mayhem by Hannah Shaw
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Unipiggle and Princess Pea are so excited to be on HOLIDAY! They can't wait to build sandcastles and explore the magical underwater town, Mermaid Springs. But then the King is swept away in a WHIRLPOOL. The mermaids think he has … Continue reading Review: Unipiggle: Mermaid Mayhem by Hannah Shaw
My Favourite End Papers!
If there's anything I love more than pretty covers and sprayed edges, it's gorgeous end papers. Whenever I come across a new hardback or an exclusive edition, I'll always take a peak inside to see the end papers. They're often an overlooked aspect of a book's design but one I feel is extra special as … Continue reading My Favourite End Papers!
Review: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Blurb: Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in his diverse art school, because of a biased system he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated. Then, one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighbourhood escalates into tragedy. 'Boys just being boys' turns out to only be true when those boys are … Continue reading Review: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Monthly TBR: July 2021!
For the past few months I've been setting myself lists of books that I'm planning to read... to varying degrees of success. June's TBR started off really well but tailed off in a mighty reading slump that meant I only read three of the seven books I had planned! I've just about pulled myself out … Continue reading Monthly TBR: July 2021!
Review: News Hounds: The Puppy Problem by Laura James
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Gizmo is a city dog, so when he moves to the village of Puddle with his journalist human he doesn't know WHAT to expect. Certainly not FLOWERS. Or BEES. And he couldn't have even imagined MUD. Luckily he's got Jilly, … Continue reading Review: News Hounds: The Puppy Problem by Laura James
The ABC Book Challenge – B!
B– I’ve seen this challenge floating around for a little while now and thought why not give it a go myself! This feel like a great way of cataloguing some of the truly memorable books that I’ve read over the years in one place. I'm back again with the next letter in the alphabet to … Continue reading The ABC Book Challenge – B!