Category: Middle Grade

Review: The Eleventh Trade

Review: The Eleventh Trade

A Wee Summary Sami is a 12-year-old refugee. He and his grandfather, Baba, left Afghanistan finding their ways through Iran, Turkey and Greece before finally ending up in Boston, USA. Sami’s Baba was a famous musician in Afghanistan, before the Taliban. Now, his Baba plays his rebab at T-train stations, busking for money to keep […]

Posted November 25, 2018


Review: City of Ghosts

Review: City of Ghosts

A Wee (Non-Spoiler) Summary Cassidy Blake lives in upstate New York with her cat, Grim, and her parents who are authors. She loves photography and carries her retro film camera with her everywhere she goes. Case isn’t one of the popular kids at school, but she does have a best friend called Jacob who she […]

Posted September 6, 2018


Review: The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly

Review: The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly

      SECRETS, MAGIC, SCIENCE, ACTION & DANGER. * The main characters * A well rounded story * Fantastic concepts, well executed * SCIENCE * The glossary at the back * At times I found it a little hard to keep up, but that’s just me and my fog-addled brain. * Fans of fantasy. […]

Posted March 28, 2015


Review: Wonder by R.J.Palacio

Review: Wonder by R.J.Palacio

  You know when a book is on your radar, as in you are vaguely aware it exists. You would recognise the cover but really you have no idea what it’s about? Well that’s how I was with Wonder. I knew people were loving it, but that’s about as far as my knowledge of the […]

Posted June 7, 2014


Win a Copy of Dream On, Amber.

Win a Copy of Dream On, Amber.

Today is World Book Day! What better way to celebrate than with the giveaway of newly published Dream On, Amber by Emma Shevah? Published today, Dream On, AmberĀ is a funny and heart-warming novel about modern-day families, starting school, being mixed-race and celebrating your uniqueness. Amber is facing up to life without her dad. He left […]

Posted March 6, 2014


Children of the Wild *Giveaway*

We all have books that we loved as children and that still hold a place in our hearts….well I certainly do. I remember that feeling as a child of finding a book that resonated with me and captured my imagination. It opens your mind, inspires you to read more and makes you feel great. Of […]

Posted January 22, 2013