Author Archives: alibrarylady

The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle

I loved Judith Eagle’s debut, The Secret Starling, so it was with eager anticipation that I started reading her second book. I was not disappointed. Wonderful storytelling, an epic adventure, villains that make you boo and hiss, brave and resourceful … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – News from the world of children’s books

Hello everyone and I hope you are managing to cope and to keep well during these strange times for us all. This week I have tried to balance news and articles with more links to book related resources available for … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello everyone and welcome to another Reading Matters and a look back at the week in children’s books.  This has been a difficult week for many and these are strange and worrying times. However I have decided to continue with … Continue reading

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Reading for Pleasure – Resources to Help Children Enjoy Books at Home

Today all over the country teachers and parents are preparing for schools to be closed for an indefinite period. Teachers are faced with creating ways that children can access education online and parents are wondering how they can home educate … Continue reading

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Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Golden Seahorse by Sally Gardner illustrated by Nick Maland

The third in this magical series by Sally Gardner this delightful book is a treat for young readers. The story is told with bags of humour and a touch of the ridiculous and this, combined with the wonderful illustrations by … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Welcome to another Reading Matters and the chance to catch up on children’s book news that you may have missed during the week. This week’s news has been dominated by the possibility of school closures so some of the links … Continue reading

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Dust Road by Tom Huddleston

Dust Road, the sequel to Flood World, is another epic adventure on a grand scale. Its gripping plot, vicious villains, courageous heroes and thought provoking themes combine to make this a rewarding read for children and teens.  Tom Huddleston has … Continue reading

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Blog Tour – Flood World and Dust Road by Tom Huddleston – Q&A with the author

Today I am pleased to host the final day of the Flood World and Dust Road blog tour. I thought that Flood World was a fabulous, exciting and thought provoking read so I was delighted to learn that there was … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another look back at the highlights of the week in the children’s books world. Of course with World Book Day celebrated on Thursday this week has been dominated by activities and discussion about this event. However … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fiction for Children – New Middle Grade Titles

This year has got off to a stunning start for lovers of children’s fiction with some exciting debuts and highly anticipated new titles from established authors too. I have read and enjoyed some great books over the last couple of … Continue reading

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