The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble and Charlotte Cooke

Buy at Amazon affiliate link The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea, in a box on the living room floor. They sailed away for a year and a day and these are the things that they saw… Any book that starts with a box is starting out well as far as I’m concerned, particularly […]

Harper and the Night Forest – review and giveaway.

There’s a book for everyone that they remember from when they start to read, I think. For Smallest it looks like it’s going to be Harper. We’ve had the first Harper book on our shelves for a couple of years, and she’s been completely uninterested, despite the shiny silver cover and the lovely pictures. It […]

The Penalty area by Alain Gillot (translated by Howard Curtis)

Buy at Amazon (affiliate) A heart-warming novel about overcoming adversity, making human connections, and football. Vincent once had a shot at becoming a professional soccer player but a career-ending knee injury put an end to his dreams. A tough kid from a poor family, he has become an emotionally cut-off man with frustrated hopes and […]

The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas – an #ownvoices review

Pre order The state of Grace at Amazon (affiliate link). I’d like to introduce you to a girl. We’re going to have to pop back in time to the last 70s for this one, but I’m sure we can make it. She’s kind of scruffy, not very fashionable. Tends to frown a bit when she’s […]

A boy made of blocks – the blog tour

I read and reviewed A boy made of blocks last September – you can read my thoughts here. To summarise from then: although some parts of the ending are kind of predictable, I totally admit that I was swept up in the emotions, and may have shed a tear or two (or even a few […]

Cover reveal: Domina from L S Hilton

Everything you thought you knew about Maestra… You don’t. Publishing with Bonnier Zaffre, March 23rd 2017. I admit I’m intrigued. If you are too, you can pre-order at amazon here (affiliate) If, like me, you’re behind the loop on this one, you might want to look up Maestra: WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU’VE GONE […]

Gravity by Andy Briggs

Buy from Amazon here We very much enjoyed being part of the blog tour for Inventory: Iron Fist last spring, and I leapt at the chance for Small to read the sequel, not least because I love his reviews. I think you’ll agree with me that he has not disappointed 😉 I tried to go […]

Finding Black Beauty (and 10 other horse stories you might enjoy)

Post contains affiliate links. Find it at Amazon. Finding Black Beauty by Lou Kuenzler. An enchanting retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic horse story, a moving and uplifting tale of friendship. A horse needs the help of a young girl… Aspiring groom Josie comes to love her spirited charge, a black colt called Beauty. When he […]

A boy made of blocks by Keith Stuart

I kind of wanted to hate this book. Yet another story of an autistic boy, rescued from his lonely locked in state by some external power, this time in the form of a computer game. But I didn’t. I don’t entirely love it either. Repeated references to the autism scale, what is that? Spectrum, not […]

On the edge of gone by Corinne Duyvis

January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll […]

111 queries in 1.652 seconds.