The Adventures of Beekle – Dan Santat

“He was born on an island far away where imaginary friends were created. Here, they lived and played, each eagerly waiting to be imagined by a real child.” Imaginary friends have no names until they are imagined. Until that point they live on an island and wait. Some of them …

The Dark – Lemony Snicker & Jon Klasson

Have you ever been scared of the dark? Its understandable, Laszlo is too. The dark however is not afraid of anyone, not you and certainly not Laszlo. The Dark keeps creeping up on Laszlo from its home in the basement. One night it reaches Laszlo in his room, and Laszlo …

Squishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot – Pip Jones & Ella Okstad

“All through the summer time Ava had played, Tumbling through sunshine, bumbling in shade, Jumping and skipping – the games had no end With Squishy McFluff, her invisible friend!” When Ava moves in to Mad Nana Dot’s for the night, she’s pleased to see that Nana is short of sight. …

Tonight The Streets Are Ours – Leila Sales

“Like all stories, the one you are about to read is a love story. If it wasn’t, what would be the point?” When Arden stumbles across a blog online she doesn’t realise where it will lead her. Not only will Peter’s Tonight the Streets Are Ours start her questioning love …

Your Hand In My Hand – Mark Sperring & Britta Teckentrup

“Your hand in my hand  is where it belongs, Your hand in my hand  as we walk along.” Join your loved one and read about two mice, travelling through the year together on a journey that matters to them more than anything else in the world, as they have hold …

The Beastly Pirates – John Kelly

“There’s a tavern by the harbour  and its called  The Pirate’s End,  where the roughest rogues sit swapping  tales of terror with their friends.”  As a bunch of pirates, you’ll expect no fear, but when this group gets talking you’ll be surprised at what you hear. Their tales hold terror …

Getting our read on

As you may have noticed I’m a little slow at blogging lately. I’ve found since having Spike that I’m struggling not only to find the time to read but to find the motivation. I actually have plenty of time to read once she’s asleep and when she’s napping etc but …

Catching up: Books received

So I haven’t do any kind of book haul for quite some time and while things have seriously slowed down with books coming in for review (something I did purposely because I wasn’t getting round to reviews) I have still got some through and I want to give these a …

Pugs of the Frozen North – Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

“Winter came in the night, like a white sheet laid over the world. It came so fast that the waves of the ocean froze as they rolled. The good ship Lucky Star froze with them, trapped tight in the suddenly solid sea.  Shen the cabin boy, the youngest member of …

These Shallow Graves – Jennifer Donnelly

“Darkbriar Asylum for the Insane New York City November 29, 1890 Josephine Montford stared at the newly mounded grave in front of her and at the wooden cross marking on it.  ‘This is the one you’re after. Kinch,’ Flynn, the gravedigger, said, pointing at the name on the cross. ‘He …