Buy at Amazon affiliate linkThe 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 as my own children are … [Read more...] about The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble and Charlotte Cooke
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 … [Read more...] about Harper and the Night Forest – review and giveaway.
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 … [Read more...] about The Penalty area by Alain Gillot (translated by Howard Curtis)
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 concentrating or … [Read more...] about The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas – an #ownvoices review
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 more) at what felt like … [Read more...] about A boy made of blocks – the blog tour