BookBound Review Rivet Boy by Barbara Henderson

Helen (@helenbyles) When 12-year-old John Nicol gets a job at the Forth Bridge construction site, he knows it’s dangerous. Four boys have already fallen from the bridge into the Forth below. But John has no choice―with his father gone, he must provide an income for his family―even if he is terrified of heights. John finds … Continue reading BookBound Review Rivet Boy by Barbara Henderson

Mort the Meek and the Perilous Prophecy – Double Review

Published on 5th January by Little Tiger To read this story, you need to visit Brutalia But Brutalia doesn't like visitors, so don't approach anyone, and keep your eyes peeled for escape routes, and wear brown so you blend in. Look, it's probably best if you just disguise yourself as a RAT. OK with that? … Continue reading Mort the Meek and the Perilous Prophecy – Double Review

Interview with Andy Griffiths, author of the Treehouse series

Myself and my youngest son had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Griffiths, and sharing this with you alongside my son's review of the latest title in the series, The 156 Storey Treehouse. Where did the idea for the tree house series come from? One day Terry and I were working on a story and it … Continue reading Interview with Andy Griffiths, author of the Treehouse series

Big Bad Vibes – Some Kind of Monstrous Playlist

 “Do you listen to music while you write?”  That’s a question I’ve been asked a lot recently, chatting to various lovely interviewers about my Young Adult debut, Big Bad Me (which came out on 3rd October 2022, just in time for spooky season). I always feel I’m letting people down when I say “actually … … Continue reading Big Bad Vibes – Some Kind of Monstrous Playlist

My Picture Book recommendations for Feelings and Emotions (Part One)

One Tiny Dot, Let Kindness Grows! - Lucy Rowland and Gwen Millward I absolutely love this book, and the concept of the story. As the title says 'Let kindness grow!', and that is exactly what happens inside this recent publication from Templar publishing. Kindness is depicted as a small, fragile, and almost insignificant little thing, … Continue reading My Picture Book recommendations for Feelings and Emotions (Part One)