Children in Middlesbrough are being encouraged to explore the town’s most popular stories with new reading logs and the chance to win an iPad mini. Note, most of what follows is a press release, which is why it doesn't read like one of my blog posts. However, I'm sharing it because when I … [Read more...] about Middlesbrough children encouraged to read with chance to win iPad mini. Confirmed open to home educators.
Disclosure, this book was sent for review, and Amazon links are affiliate links. I grew up reading science fiction. Ursula K Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, James Blish, Asimov, Heinlein. My favourites were books where the characters were as important as the environment - I loved the Dorsai books and … [Read more...] about Ancestral light by Elizabeth Bear
Disclosure, this book was sent free for review, and amazon link is affiliate. This is the second book in Dhonielle Clayton's series that began last year with The Belles. (If you haven't read the first book, I suggest you stop here and bob off and get it. Otherwise I'm likely to spoil you for the … [Read more...] about The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
I was provided an eArc of this book for review, and Amazon link (image) is an affiliate link. Buy at AmazonHe had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron's mind when he was alive, he didn't look peaceful in … [Read more...] about The Lost Man by Jane Harper
I borrowed this from the library in December and couldn't face taking it back without reading it. It's utterly beautiful, both story and pictures. (It was the pictures that drew me in to begin with, as we've a picture book by Jo Weaver already, the very beautiful little bear.) The pictures … [Read more...] about A Story Like The Wind by Gill Lewis, illustrated by Jo Weaver.