• Guest Post

    Harry Potter new cover editions blog tour: Goblet of Fire

            The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe’en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, Dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through – ALIVE! Jonny Duddle’s facts about the cover design Jonny Duddle, jacket illustrator for the new Harry Potter children’s editions…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret – DD Everest

    “Sardines. That was the mystery ingredient in Loretta Foxe’s chocolate cake, and both her children knew it. This particular cake was covered in blueberry icing and had twelve candles on it. It was sitting on the kitchen table in the Foxe family’s house in Oxford.  As well as the cake, there were heaped piles of sandwiches, smothered with pickled spreads. bowls of colourful crisps and a number of small, unmarked glass pots”  The Foxe family children have no idea its Archie’s birthday, they don’t even know who Archie is, and he doesn’t know them. But when a mysterious package arrives for him on his birthday with strict instructions to take…

  • Bookish News

    Bookish News (#60)

    Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy!  *** Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Award Shortlist  The shortlist was announced this week for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards and I am intrigued. Many of the books on the longlist were amazing and I had convinced myself that a fair few of them would appear on the shortlist yet they aren’t there. I have actually only read two of the books on the Carnegie shortlist and none…

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    Harry Potter – What it means to me

    So unless you live under a rock you will know that it is the release of the 8th and final Harry Potter Movie this week. I usually only talk about books on my blog and don’t worry, I’m not going to go into much detail about the movie but I want to share with you guys a quick post about what Harry Potter means to me. I know a lot of people claim that Harry Potter changed their lives and in many cases it is true. Harry Potter didn’t “change my life” as such but it made things different and by different I mean better. When I was little, like…