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

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)

BBNYA Spotlight Tour – NACL: Eye of the Storm by Allegra Pescatore & E. Sands

Publisher: Ao Collective Publishing Length: 535 Pages Genre: Arcanepunk, Science-Fantasy Age Category: Adult Date Published: September 13, 2020 Blurb Lani should never have trusted a that started with the words, "So, I have an idea, but first you need a drink." When a crazy Precog handed Lani the coordinates to a stretch of ocean just … Continue reading BBNYA Spotlight Tour – NACL: Eye of the Storm by Allegra Pescatore & E. Sands

BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire by G.M. Nair

Publisher: dSdF  Length: 300 Pages Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery, Comedy Age Category: Adult Date Published: 1 April 2019 Blurb Michael Duckett is fed up with his life. His job is a drag, and his roommate and best friend of fifteen years, Stephanie Dyer, is only making him more anxious with her lazy irresponsibility. Things continue … Continue reading BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire by G.M. Nair

BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Ascension of the Phoenix by Jessica Piro

Publisher: Self-Published  Length: 300 Pages Genre: Suspense Thriller, Action Age Category: Adult Date Published: 24 August 2020 Blurb To rise from ashes, one must be a phoenix. With her skills in martial arts, detective Leila Wells is considered one of the best cops in New York City because she has apprehended every criminal to cross … Continue reading BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Ascension of the Phoenix by Jessica Piro

BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Dim Stars: A Novel of Outer-Space Shenanigans by Brian P. Rubin

Publisher: Critical Eye Publishing  Length: 307 Pages Genre: Science Fiction Age Category: Young Adult Date Published: 15 October 2020 Blurb Kenzie Washington, fourteen-year-old girl genius, signs up for a two-week tour as a cadet on the spaceship of her idol, Captain Dash Drake. Too bad Dash, who once saved the galaxy from the evil Forgers, … Continue reading BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Dim Stars: A Novel of Outer-Space Shenanigans by Brian P. Rubin

SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE WINNERS FOR 2022 INFORMATION BOOK AWARD

In partnership with their sponsors, Hachette Children’s Book Group (HCG), and Peters, who support the award, the School Library Association are pleased to announce the 2022 winners of their Information Book Award (IBA). Now in its twelfth year, the IBA aims to emphasise the importance of non-fiction by highlighting and celebrating the high standard of … Continue reading SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE WINNERS FOR 2022 INFORMATION BOOK AWARD