Book Box Review: Tales by Mail

When Tales by Mail offered us a book box full of goodies for 8-12 year olds in return for an honest review, we leapt at the chance! Little M has just turned 8 and is always on the lookout for… View Post

Children’s Book Review: Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston

Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston has to be the top children’s book release for 2021. Readers will recognise a whole ton of fantasy traditions as they race through the pages – from Harry Potter right through to… View Post

Children’s Book Review: Boy, Everywhere by A.M.Dassu

Sometimes you read a book and just know it’s going to win all the awards – Boy,Everywhere by A.M Dassu is a prime example. I met the author through SCBWI (the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and knew… View Post

Children’s Book Review: Mythopedia: An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and Their Magical Tales by Good Wives and Warriors

As a kid I would sit on my own during lunch break and read mythological encyclopedias so when Laurence King Publishing offered us a review copy of Mythopedia, I leapt at the chance. I confess that we have a few… View Post

Children’s Book Review: A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

Some books transcend age classification and A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll falls resolutely into this category. In this Own Voices novel, we follow 11-year-old Addie as she learns about the history of witch trials in her village and… View Post