Post!

It’s always exciting getting new books. It’s even more exciting if it comes in the post. It’s even mooore exciting if it’s been sent by the author and signed!

Witch Wars by Sibeal Pounder

This is another book that Rosie Hill, the lady who came to my school with Joe Craig, recommended for me. Thank you again Rosie for the recommendation! This story is about a girl called Tiga who lives with a horrible lady called Miss Heks who makes her eat/drink cheese water. Mmmm! Fran the Fabulous Fairy…

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge 

Wow. I haven’t read anything like this in a long time. It’s a deviously dark tale of a girls struggle to make sense of science, her beliefs, the choices made by her family and the mysterious muddle that her father gets caught up in, ending in murder.I’m not surprised that The Lie Tree won the…

Shrinking Violet by Lou Kuenzler

I was recommended this book by the lady who organised our author visit at my school. I’m really glad that she did as I wouldn’t necessarily have picked it up myself and I really enjoyed it. I’ve been helping some year 3 children find some books who like illustarated books and want something else other…

Today was a book day!

Library visit ✅ Waterstones visit ✅ Book delivered in the post ✅   Not a bad day! Next reviews are: Shrinking Violet by Lou Kuenzler and The Lie Tree by France’s Hardinge.

Support your local library

I was saddened to hear in the news that many libraries have closed down in recent years, leaving some people without jobs and many without having access to local library services. Although sad, it didn’t surprise me. Many children these days have their weekend fully booked with a range of extra curricular activities; it is…

Getting distracted…

Edie won’t let me read in peace! I’ve had to give in, as she seems to have acquired a taste for moving pages.

An inspirational message from J K Rowling to all

Ever thought that J K Rowling would struggle to find someone to publish books for her? Imagine her going to a book company trying to get another book of hers on the shelves and they rejected her. Madness! Well, top publishers actually did that to J K when she tried to get some of her…

Jimmy Coates by Joe Craig

Firstly, before I jump into this review of the first book in the Jimmy Coates series, I wanted to apologise for the lack of posts over the week. I had yet another sick bug. Gross. I didn’t want you to think that I was taking my time over Jimmy, as I actually read it in…

Making time at the weekend

It is tricky to fit everything in at the weekend and we often just read before going to sleep. But I’m trying to schedule in time to get into some books and I think that I could spare at least half an hour. The weekend shouldn’t all be about chores! The only danger is that…