• There Is No Big Bad Wolf In This Story by Lou Carter blog tour Graphic
    Guest Post

    Blog Tour: There Is No Big Bad Wolf In This Story – Lou Carter

    There Is No Big Bad Wolf In This Story arrived last week and Spike read it all by herself, proclaiming its brilliance. This was cemented by the fact she wanted me to read it again that night for bedtime. It is a brilliant story and I’m very glad to have Lou Carter on the blog today answering a few questions about writing for kids. What is your favourite part of writing for children?  For me, the very best part of being a children’s author is when the artwork arrives in my inbox. I’ve been extremely privileged to work with amazing illustrators, Deborah Allwright (Pictured Left), Nikki Dyson, who use my…

  • The Invisible by Tom Percival, picture book on colourful background with blog title graphic stating The Inivisible by tom percival book review

    The Invisible – Tom Percival

    The Invisible is the story of a young girl called Isabel and her family. They don’t have much, but they have what they need to get by. Until one day, there isn’t enough money to pay their rent and bills and they have to leave their home full of happy memories and move to the other side of the city.It is the story of a girl who goes on to make one of the hardest things anyone can ever make…a difference.And it is the story of those who are overlooked in our society – who are made to feel invisible – and why everyone has a place here. We all belong. It’s not…

  • Book review of The Fox and The Star by Coralie Bickford Smith
    Book Review

    The Fox and The Star – Coralie Pickford-Smith

    ‘Once there was a Fox who lived in a deep, dense forest. For as long as Fox could remember, his only friend had been Star, who lit the forest paths each night. But then one night Star wasn’t there, and Fox had to face the forest all alone…’ *** The Fox and the Star is an absolutely stunning picture book, but don’t think that it’s just for children at all. Everyone, young and old will see the beauty in this book and it should be read by all. I was drawn to The Fox and The Star by its beautiful cover. We have the beautiful paperback with the fox on…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#93)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. For Review:  Zom-B Family – Darren Shan (unsolicited) This is the ninth book in Darren Shan’s 12 part Zom-B series. I have read the first but then lost my way with them until the 8th came through my door a few months ago and now the ninth is here. I really do want to read them so hopefully I’ll be able to get hold…

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    The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo’s Child – Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

    “A Gruffalo? Whats a Gruffalo?  A Gruffalo! Why, didn’t you know?” In The Gruffalo a mischievous mouse manages to convince his various prey that he has a big, bad friend called the Gruffalo. Little do they know that the Gruffalo isn’t real… or is he? When the Little Mouse’s tricks backfire she’s in major trouble and needs to think of someway out quick! Convincing the Gruffalo that she is actually the most terrifying thing in the woods, she sets himself up for a quiet life. However in The Gruffalo’s Child nothing prepares her for the visit she gets from The Gruffalo’s daughter, and she has to act quick to convince…