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

Fear Ground by Jennifer Killick

Published by Firefly Press Sequel to the fantastic Dread Wood There is a new craze at Dread Wood high school. Flinch is a new app that everyone is playing, the aim of the game is to scare your friends and the more you do that the more points you get. Of course our group of … Continue reading Fear Ground by Jennifer Killick

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

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

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

BBNYA Spotlight Tour – The Gatekeeper of Pericael by Hayley Reese Chow

Publisher: Self-Published Length: 186 Pages Genre: Dark Fantasy Age Category: Upper Middle Grade Date Published: 6 April 2021 Blurb In Pericael, no one goes out after dark... Twelve-year-old Porter would much rather spend his weekends playing soccer than channeling spirits in the parallel universe of Pericael. Unfortunately for him, Porter's family has guarded the gate … Continue reading BBNYA Spotlight Tour – The Gatekeeper of Pericael by Hayley Reese Chow

BBNYA Spotlight Tour – The Iron Crown by L.L.Macrae

Publisher: Self-Published  Length: 568 Pages Genre: Epic Fantasy Adventure Age Category: Adult Date Published: 28 May 2021 Blurb Fenn’s first and only memory is finding himself in the middle of a forest, face to face with a dragon spirit mocking him, all knowledge gone apart from his own name. Lost and confused, his only hope … Continue reading BBNYA Spotlight Tour – The Iron Crown by L.L.Macrae

BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Emma and the Minotaur by Jon Herrera

Publisher: Self-Published Length: 207 Pages Genre: Fantasy Age Category: Middle Grade (Upper) Date Published: 8 April 2020 Blurb All stories are true. All legends are real. Emma Wilkins must face the monster in the woods for the fate of the world. Emma Wilkins is eleven years old and lives on Belle Street. Determined to help … Continue reading BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Emma and the Minotaur by Jon Herrera

BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Earthlings (The Beginning) by Ray Star

Publisher: Chronos Publishing Length: 364 Pages Genre: Fantasy Age Category: Young Adult Date Published: 12 August 2021 Blurb Peridot has lived a sheltered life, raised by an overprotective mother on a remote island, the ways of the world remain a mystery, until the arrival of a young boy Euan, and she finally learns the truth.  … Continue reading BBNYA Spotlight Tour – Earthlings (The Beginning) by Ray Star

BBNYA Spotlight Tour – The Unraveling of Luna Forester by Marisa Noelle

Publisher: Question Mark Press Length: 356 Pages Genre: Dark Fantasy, Psychological Horror Age Category: Young Adult Date Published: 9 December 2021 Blurb MATTHEW HAS ALWAYS PROTECTED LUNA’S SECRET. NOW HE MUST PROTECT HER LIFE. When his best friend Luna is found catatonic after a devastating house fire, Matthew begins to fall apart.  “Take care of … Continue reading BBNYA Spotlight Tour – The Unraveling of Luna Forester by Marisa Noelle