Chef Junior by Will Bartlett, Katie Dessinger, Paul Kimball, Abigail Langford & Anthony Spears
Chef Junior 100 Super Delicious Recipes by Kids for Kids! is a fabulous first cookery book which is written by children from the US and Canada. But the book doesn’t just include recipes, there’s also advice about shopping, kitchen equipment and cooking for people with allergies. We spent a lot of time in the kitchen during […]
The House of One Hundred Clocks by A. M. Howell
The House of One Hundred Clocks is an atmospheric mystery set in Cambridge in 1905. It’s a real page turner which weaves 19th century clockwork and engineering, women’s equality and dealing with grief into the story. Heartache, family secrets and an intriguing cast of characters, including a parrot, become more intertwined throughout the book and…
The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame & Grahame Baker-Smith
We have just finished reading The Wind In The Willows, a classic story that I loved as a child. This new edition has a sturdy, gold embossed hardback cover and includes stunning illustrations by Grahame Baker-Smith. Introducing Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr Toad, this would make a fabulous present and introduce a new generation of…
Middle Grade fiction published in March 2020
Many authors and illustrators have had to cancel book launches and no longer have the opportunity to promote their books in real life. We invited authors and illustrators to share news of their middle grade fiction published in March 2020 so that we could share them with you.
The House of Hidden Wonders by Sharon Gosling & Hannah Peck
The House of Hidden Wonders is an action packed mystery set in Victorian Edinburgh. We couldn’t put this book down, it’s a real page turner. We were absolutely fascinated by the story of three impoverished sisters and the mystery that they are thrown into when a ghost appears in their underground hideaway.
The Highland Falcon Thief by M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman & Elisa Paganelli
The Highland Falcon Thief is an action packed adventure which takes us on a steam train journey around the British Isles. Full of intrigue, mystery and fascinating facts about steam trains, it’s also a story about friendship and bravery as two eleven year olds team up to discover the identity of a thief when jewels…
Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson & Helen Crawford-White
Shadows of Winterspell combines secrets, friendship, magic and reality in a page turning novel that had us gripped until the end. Stella’s family secrets are threatening the safety of the creatures that live in Winterspell Forest and when she makes new friends at school she realises that facing these secrets is the key to driving…
Which fictional witch is your favourite?
Halloween is just over a week away and maybe you are looking to read a story about a witch to get you in the mood. We have several fictional witches lurking in chapter books on our bookcase but would love to add some more!
The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike & Dinara Mirtalipova
The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike & Dinara Mirtalipova: When a spell book is damaged, Rayne discovers just how powerful magic can be!