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3 middle grade sequels even better than the first book

It’s a lofty notion, I know. The general rule is that the original is always the best. But there’s just something special about settling back into a story you know and love, and seeing your favourite characters off on more adventures. Recently I’ve been able to do just that, and it was wonderful. 1 //… Continue reading 3 middle grade sequels even better than the first book

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Review: Wildspark by Vashti Hardy

Hello! It feels like ages since I’ve written a book review, and as I adored/loved/am-still-reeling from this book, I thought I’d record my thoughts on it. Wildspark is the second novel by the wonderful Vashti Hardy. A year after the death of her older brother, Prue Haywood’s family is still shattered by grief. But everything… Continue reading Review: Wildspark by Vashti Hardy

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Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians… When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food… Continue reading Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

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Review: The Star-spun Web by Sinéad O’Hart

With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan. When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee’s Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a distant relative come to adopt her, Tess hopes to find some answers to her mysterious origins. But as she adjusts to… Continue reading Review: The Star-spun Web by Sinéad O’Hart

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Review: Lightning Chase Me Home by Amber Lee Dodd

Amelia Hester McLeod is named after two of her mum’s favourite explorers. Two amazing, fearless, awesome women: Amelia Earhart and Lady Hester Stanhope. But Amelia herself doesn’t always feel very brave or very bright. She lives on a windblown island in a creaky old house right beneath the North Star. Her dad is sad and… Continue reading Review: Lightning Chase Me Home by Amber Lee Dodd

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My Top Ten Books of 2018 (They’re all Middle Grade–Try to Act Surprised!)

As it’s nearly the last day of the last month of the year, I decided to do a traditional top-ten book list. Because I read SO MANY good books this year, I’m also gonna do a top sequels of the year (they’re also middle grade, I know, shocker!). The Storm Keeper’s Island by Cat Doyle… Continue reading My Top Ten Books of 2018 (They’re all Middle Grade–Try to Act Surprised!)