Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

My first summer read was a book I was extremly looking forward to reading. After reading thousands upon thousands of ‘You have to read this book’ on other Book Blogs I finally headed off to my favourite bookshop and bought my copy of Shiver. After finishing the last book of the Twilight Saga in Janurary, […]

First Aid for Fairies by Lari Don

In depth reveiw… Full Name: First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts! Author: Lari Don Illustrator: Amanda Sinclair Published by: Floris Books Why I picked to read this book: My friend was introducing her at the book festival and I said I’d come along and cheer her on! I then found out that the […]

Wayside School by Louis Sachar

(Since I have just started the last term of School – I decided to put up a review of a brilliant book based in the weirdest school I have heard of. Read on to find out why…) Louis Sachar is the best-selling author of ‘Holes’ and has gone on to writing for younger children. I […]

Kidpreneurs by Adam Toren and Matthew Toren

Now what could I say about this book? – It’s amazing for starters! A brilliant guide for ‘kids’ to understand not just what an Entrepreneur is, but how to become one too. It helps kids with big idea’s to make the most of them and become a very rich person, very young – or close […]

11+10=1 by Lawrence Fine

“ How the Addition of 10 Principles in Life Turned 11 Players into 1 Team” Oh so that’s how it works… An unusual way of writing, neither fact nor fiction – but almost both together, made this book interesting to review. I wouldn’t say it was a children’s book – but an inspiring one for […]

Seriously Sassy by Maggi Gibson

Here’s my latest review: Name: Seriously Sassy Author: Maggi Gibson Illustrator: Hennie Haworth Published by: Puffin Why I picked to read this book: I heard about Maggi’s books through Cathy Cassidy and thought I would give them a try. I really enjoyed the first one and asked if I could introduce her at Wigtown Book […]

Wigtown Book Festival – Writer’s Workshop

Every year Wigtown Book Festival holds school events during the week.  This year was no different with all the local schools bussing in hundreds of pupils to take part in all sorts of events. I was lucky enough to be offered a place on a very popular writer’s workshop run by: Maggi Gibson, Alan Durant […]

Angel Cake by Cathy Cassidy

Angel Cake is one of the best Cathy Cassidy books there is! (Even though they all are amazing) Anya (The Main Character) has immigrated from Poland to Britain. It’s a whole new world for Anya for everything is different, the school is like a zoo, her house is a rotten, old flat and there are […]

Gentle Giant – a lovely wee book for the over fives

Name: Gentle Giant Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman Published by: Harper Collins Age Group: 5+ Why I picked to read this book: Michael Morpurgo is my favorite author ever and my mum had this book for story telling. She gave it to me for Michael to sign when I introduced him at the book […]

Shadow Forest – Blue Peter Book Award Overall Winner

Name: Shadow Forest Author: Matt Haig Illustrator: Sandy Nightingale Published by: Corgi Why I picked this book to read: I was given this book to read as part of the judging process for the Blue Peter Book of the year awards 2009! Immediately when I saw it I convinced myself to read it first, because […]