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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

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really really good middle grade books I’ve recently devoured.

I’m a middle grade novel aficionado. I love them. They are where my heart lies, in a literal and literary sense. I think they capture a really special moment in a person’s life, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop reading (or writing) them. Over the last month, I’ve read some AH-MAZING middle grade novels, so… Continue reading really really good middle grade books I’ve recently devoured.

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Review: The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew

Can this shocking new feeling be love, or is it electrickery? In a lowly side-show fair in eighteenth-century England, teenager Mim is struggling to find her worth as an act. Not white, but not black enough to be truly exotic, her pet parrot who speaks four languages is a bigger draw than her. But Alex,… Continue reading Review: The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew

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Recommendations: 5 Graphic Books I Love

A couple of years ago, one of my major bookish goals was to read more graphic novels. There’s just something about graphic novels that draws me in, from the artwork, to the story, to the characters. Gradually, I dipped my toes in, and although I am by no means a connoisseur, I have fallen head-over-heels… Continue reading Recommendations: 5 Graphic Books I Love

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Why you’ve GOT TO READ The Battle of the Beetles trilogy.

Hello and welcome to a gushy review. Today, I am going to be IMPLORING you to read M. G. Leonard’s fabulous ‘The Battle of the Beetles’ trilogy. You may have heard me talk about this trilogy before. In fact, I’ve reviewed both of the two previous books, BEETLE BOY, and BEETLE QUEEN. I loved the… Continue reading Why you’ve GOT TO READ The Battle of the Beetles trilogy.

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Review: A Witch Alone by James Nicol

Arianwyn Gribble is back! During an eventful holiday in Kingsport, Arianwyn is recruited for an important mission: to retrieve the Book of Quiet Glyphs from its hiding place in the Great Wood. But as she returns home to Lull, feyling refugees gather outside the town walls and hex plagues the forest. As tensions lead to… Continue reading Review: A Witch Alone by James Nicol

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Winter Reads | MG Books to Get You Through the Cold

Christmas may be over and done with, but it is still bone chilling-ly cold in the UK. And although snow and biting winds may SUCK, there is nothing like curling up with a good book and a cup of tea to get you through the winter. Because I love a good theme, I LOVE reading… Continue reading Winter Reads | MG Books to Get You Through the Cold

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Review: Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll

A encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie’s life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers,… Continue reading Review: Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll