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Return to Wonderland

Return to Wonderland – Review

Return to Wonderland sees some of my favourite childrens authors take their look at C.S. Lewis’ Wonderland and add their

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Simply the Quest

Simply The Quest – Review

Well, in the second book of Maz Evans series we find out that it is not only QEII that has

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Thunderhead

Thunderhead – Review

Now, it’s not unknown but it’s rare, very rare that I rate a sequel higher than the first book in

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The Harm Tree POS

The Harm Tree POS

UCLAN Publishing have contacted me and thought I could give a shout out for their POS pack for their upcoming

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Horace and Harriet: Take on the Town

Horace and Harriet: Take on the Town – Review

This is the start of a new series written and illustrated by Clare Elsom which follows the adventures of Horace

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Night Speakers: Sleepless

Night Speakers: Sleepless – Review

This is the first Ali Sparkes book I’ve read and after this I will definitely be looking for more. In

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The Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller – Review

This was another book I bought as part of me really getting into the bookseller lark and reading a lot

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Witch for a Week

Witch for a Week – Review

Elsie is chosen to look after Magenta’s Witch Tower for a week whilst Magenta goes to see her sister. Elsie

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Books v. cigarettes

Books v. cigarettes – Review

Totally bought this because of the multiple essays on books, bookselling and book reviewing – some of my main pleasures

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Battle of the Beetles

Battle of the Beetles – Review

There was such a wait for this final book in the trilogy, it was sooooo long, really looooong. The wait

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Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise

June 2019 Roundup

Nothing DNFed this month at all, another book from Japan and a stunning anthology of working class writers. Had a

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A Pocketful of Stars

Books for August 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already

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To Kill a Kingdom

To Kill a Kingdom – Review

Follow Lira and Elian in a adventure through Alexandra Christo’s fully-developed fantasy world which is based on a lot of

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The Maker of Monsters

The Maker of Monsters – Review

Another of a collection of books I was given by Oxford University Press Children for review, all of which have

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