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The Crackledawn Dragon by Abi Elphinstone

The final book in the Unmapped Chronicles by Abi Elphinstone is every bit as exciting as its predecessors and a fitting end to this enjoyable series. This is a story that sweeps you up into an action packed adventure but … Continue reading

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This Book is Cruelty Free: Animals and Us by Linda Newbery

This Book is Cruelty Free is the first non-fiction book written by author Linda Newbery, best known for her award winning young adult novel Set in Stone. She has been a long term supporter of various welfare and environmental organisations … Continue reading

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The Book Cat by Polly Faber illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

The Book Cat is the latest collaboration from the duo who brought us the Mango and Bambang series and although rather different in content it still contains that same feeling of kindness and friendship. Set in wartime London in the … Continue reading

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What if, Pig? By Linzie Hunter

What if, Pig? by Linzie Hunter is the perfect picture book for anyone who has ever had a niggling worry that has got out of hand. Wonderful for little worriers and bigger ones too, it will open up conversation about … Continue reading

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The Three Impossibles by Susie Bower

The Three Impossibles by Susie Bower is an enjoyable blend of quest, adventure, magic and fairy tale featuring a reluctant princess with an insatiable curiosity. A story to make you believe that the impossible is achievable with a little patience. … Continue reading

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New Children’s Books: Illustrated Young Fiction

When children first show an indication that they are ready to progress on to slightly longer independent reads they can still find pages of dense text a little daunting. Thankfully there has been a recent growth in highly illustrated quality … Continue reading

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The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay

The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay is the companion novel to her Costa Award winning novel, The Skylarks’ War, a book that I adored and which was quite possibly my book of the year in 2018. Initially I was delighted … Continue reading

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Melt by Ele Fountain

“The bonds which connect people and nature are beginning to fray. Something precious is coming apart.” Melt Page 13 More by good luck than good judgement I found myself reading Melt in the days approaching Earth Day on 22nd April … Continue reading

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Featherlight by Peter Bunzl illustrated by Anneli Bray.

Inspired by real life lighthouse heroines Grace Darling and Ida Lewis, Featherlight combines family, myth and courage in a tender story of hope. ‘I am the lighthouse keeper’s daughter, And I keep the lighthouse by the water. Keep the oil … Continue reading

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A Street Dog Named Pup by Gill Lewis

A Street Dog Named Pup is a profoundly moving, compelling and powerful read that will break the hardest of hearts yet is so full of love and loyalty that it restores your faith in the importance of the bond of … Continue reading

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