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.
Publisher: Anderson Press Genre: Children’s, Middle Grade Release Date: 3rd June 2021 Format reviewed: Paperwork own copy (a gift) Blurb 1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies. There, Joseph will live… Continue reading Book Review: When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle
Publisher: W & N, Orion Publishing Group Genre: Women’s Fiction, Adult Fiction, Entertainment Release Date: 22nd July 2021 Format reviewed: ARC Ebook (with thanks to Netgalley and Orion Publishing) Blurb Jane is trying. She’s been trying for a baby, with increasing desperation as… Continue reading Jane is Trying by Isy Suttie
Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Children’s, Middle Grade Release Date: 18th February 2021 (in paperback 6th January 2022) Format reviewed: Hardback own copy Blurb There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that’s what April’s father tells her when his… Continue reading Book Review – The Last Bear by Hannah Gold
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)
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