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Review: Peril in Paris by Katherine Woodfine

ALL ABOARD THE TRAIN TO PARIS! It’s 1911, and the young detectives of TAYLOR & ROSE are turning their talents to ESPIONAGE. On a case for the mysterious SECRET SERVICE BUREAU, the daring MISS SOPHIE TAYLOR and MISS LILIAN ROSE must leave London for the boulevards and grand hotels of Paris. But DANGER lurks beneath… Continue reading Review: Peril in Paris by Katherine Woodfine

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History + mystery + middle grade = my perfect book

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of history. My PhD research is deeply connected with the suffrage campaign and the late 19th/early 20th century. I think I’m probably happiest in the archives. I also think that this love for history was forged in the fictional books I read vociferously as a child. For that… Continue reading History + mystery + middle grade = my perfect book

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Guest post from Allie Burns, author of THE LAND GIRL

Today I am so excited to welcome Allie Burns, author of THE LAND GIRL, to my blog today for my spot on the book tour! I have a fascinating guest post from Allie all about her writing process for you to peruse, but first, here’s some information about this fabulous book: War changes everything… Emily… Continue reading Guest post from Allie Burns, author of THE LAND GIRL

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Interview with Laurel Remington, Author of THE POLKA DOT SHOP

When Andy’s school announces a new no-uniform policy, her classmates are over the moon – but her heart sinks. All she wants is to dress like everyone else, but her mum’s the owner of a run-down kooky vintage boutique, so she’s bound to look – well – different. But when Andy finds a gorgeous bag… Continue reading Interview with Laurel Remington, Author of THE POLKA DOT SHOP

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Review: The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandad’s garden, he doesn’t think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house – and gets the shock and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and… Continue reading Review: The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

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three middle grade books that are sure to become classics

I’ve spontaneously started a little series on this book lately. I’ve discussed funny MG books and recently released MG books that I love, and today I thought I’d do a ‘classics’ edition. Classic middle grade books, like Roald Dahl’s MATILDA or the HARRY POTTER series, are stories that seem to be beloved by SO many… Continue reading three middle grade books that are sure to become classics