From picture books through middle grade to occasionally adult fiction too, here’s where I share the books we’ve loved (or liked a lot) and have earned more than a quick response on my goodreads account.
Rating: 5/5 Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books, Hachette UK Genre: Children’s, Middle Grade Release Date: 13th May 2021 Format reviewed: ARC Ebook (with thanks to Netgalley and Hodder Children’s Books) Blurb: Scarlett Fife has BIG FEELINGS. And when she has BIG FEELINGS, they explode… Continue reading Book Review: The Exploding Life of Scarlet Fife by Maz Evans
Rating: 5/5 Publisher: Bonnier Books UK: Manilla Press Genre: General Fiction (Adult) / Literary Fiction Release Date: 8th July 2021 Format reviewed: ARC Ebook (with thanks to Netgalley and Bonnier Books UK) Blurb: The powerful follow-up to the global bestseller The Beekeeper of Aleppo, Songbirds is… Continue reading Book Review: Songbirds by Christy Lefteri
Rating: 3/5 Publisher: Hachette Children’s Genre: YA Fiction Release Date: 1st April 2021 Format reviewed: ARC Ebook (with thanks to Netgalley and Hachette UK) Blurb: This wonderful tale transports the reader from the city to the forests and fells of Northern England.… Continue reading Book Review: Bone Music by David Almond
Rating: 5*/5 I am late to the party on this one and there has already been so much said, written and debated about this book, but I loved it so much I have to join in! I’m going to skip the blurb… Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Rating: 5/5 This is a gorgeous new picture book by Michael Morpurgo and Emily Gravett aimed at 3-5 year olds, but actually one for all ages. It certainly has something we all need to hear and will be released next month. Blurb:… Continue reading Book Review: A Song of Gladness by Michael Morpurgo and Emily Gravett (ARC)
Rating 4.5 / 5 This was a stunning read. It’s so beautifully written and allowed me to forget I was even reading (just as the best books always do) as it carried me across the 70-year span of the story. Blurb: A… Continue reading Book Review: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
Our house is bursting with books, many of which are the picture books we have lovingly collected over the last 7 and a half years (and more) as well as others that have come to stay for a short while from the… Continue reading World Book Day 2021: Our Top 21 Picture Books
Rating: 5/5 It’s World Book Day so a good time to review our favourite book of the year. This poetry anthology has been an absolute blessing over the past year and throughout two lockdowns, and it’s absolutely stunning – a must for… Continue reading Book Review: I am the Seed that Grew The Tree by Fiona Waters and Fran Preston Gannon
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