Enjoying reads from Crump Barns Studio

Ghillie Wakes Up by Joe Robson Illustrations by Lorna Gray As the sun rose over the brow of the hill and turned each blade of grass a shade of golden green, Ghillie slowly opened his eyes … When Ghillie the Redwood Tree wakes up in spring he discovers his best willow has fallen in a … Continue reading Enjoying reads from Crump Barns Studio

2022 Middle Grade Must Reads – November

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks by Emily Kenny Published by Rock the Boat After being sent to boarding school Alice is surprised when a seagull stops for a chat, at first Alice thinks she’s imagining it but after an encounter with the school cat Alice knows she’s not going crazy.  Alice is autistic and … Continue reading 2022 Middle Grade Must Reads – November

2022 Middle Grade Must Reads – October (Part 3)

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle by Jo Clarke Illustrated by Becky Moor Published by Firefly Press Libby has always wanted to solve mysteries. Libby is sent to boarding school , but not just any boarding school this one is very different, this one travels around the world. It’s run by her aunt, and she's not … Continue reading 2022 Middle Grade Must Reads – October (Part 3)

Gross Factopia – Follow the Trail of 400 Foul Facts

Published by Britannica Books By Paige Towler Illustrated by Andy Smith In my school there is a year 4 lad who really doesn’t enjoy reading, just before the summer holiday he got into gross non fiction, when I say gross he likes books on bogies, poo that kind of thing. Unfortunately there is a limit … Continue reading Gross Factopia – Follow the Trail of 400 Foul Facts

2022 Middle Grade Must Reads – October (Part Two)

A Gangster Stole My Trunks by Tom Vaughan Illustrations by Nathan Read Published by Scholastic I loved Bin Boy by Tom Vaughan so I was so excited when I discovered he had written a new book. I dived straight in and wasn’t disappointed. This was an amazing read. The story centres on Jesse who has … Continue reading 2022 Middle Grade Must Reads – October (Part Two)

2022 Middle Grade Must Reads – October (Part One)

The Secret of Ragnar's Gold by Mark Dawson Published by Welbeck Flame I love this series of books. It is set quite near to where I live and it’s great when a place I know is mentioned. The book follows a group of friends who call themselves the after school detective club. And they are  … Continue reading 2022 Middle Grade Must Reads – October (Part One)

Ready for School Words. 100 Words for Big Kids

Published by Britannica's Books  Starting school for the first time can be extremely difficult for some children, especially as they are only 4 years old. So books like this are very important as they can give children a good idea what to expect during the day. We are introduced to 7 different families, these families … Continue reading Ready for School Words. 100 Words for Big Kids

A Fantastic Round Up of Graphic Novels, chosen by a Special Young Reader

What better way to get an insight into books that appeal to young readers then to ask a young reader - which exactly what BookBound Blogger, Helen Byles, has done for today's content on the blog. These mini reviews have been written by Helen's 12yo Old Son, and given that Graphic Novels are quite niche … Continue reading A Fantastic Round Up of Graphic Novels, chosen by a Special Young Reader