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Don’t Tell Him I’m A Mermaid – Laura Kirkpatrick

On the 30th April 2020 the second title in the hilarious mermaid themed series from Laura Kirkpatrick was published by Egmont, and it is everything I had hoped it would be after reading and thoroughly enjoying the first title And then I turned into a Mermaid which published in May 2019. Molly and her sisters… Continue reading Don’t Tell Him I’m A Mermaid – Laura Kirkpatrick

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Exciting Chapter Books for 7 to 9 Year Olds – Little Tiger titles publishing Today

A beautiful selection of early chapter books aimed at 7-9 year olds is publishing this summer, and these titles from Little Tiger are fantastic examples of the variety on offer, whilst always maintaining high quality content and relevance, both of which ensure that readers will engage with the books time and time again. Buddy's Story… Continue reading Exciting Chapter Books for 7 to 9 Year Olds – Little Tiger titles publishing Today

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Peeking At Picture Books – August 2020 (Part One)

As children move from Board Books to Picture Books is a huge milestone in the journey to becoming a fluent reader, and one that reads for pleasure, it gives me such joy to bring attention to titles that will definitely grab younger audiences' attention from the get go, make them laugh and smile, ensure they… Continue reading Peeking At Picture Books – August 2020 (Part One)

Blog Tour, Middle Grade Fiction

The Magic of Reading and how it makes us Time Travel – Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue Blog Tour

Feature Post by Anna Fargher, author of the Umbrella Mouse titles I was not happy at my secondary school in Suffolk. Bullying was rife, and I would often seek refuge in the school library. I learned from an early age that books gave me comfort and escape, especially when my mum became ill when I… Continue reading The Magic of Reading and how it makes us Time Travel – Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue Blog Tour

Middle Grade Fiction

Clifftoppers – The Thorn Island Adventure

Published during a pandemic that saw the country come to a standstill, the third installment in Fleur Hitchcock's utterly brilliant Clifftoppers series entered the world of children's literature. This is neither a book or series that should be overlooked, instead readers should be delighting in seeing the newest installment arriving, and left in despair after… Continue reading Clifftoppers – The Thorn Island Adventure

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The Phoenix Comic ‘crashes’ the Summer Reading Challenge 2020

The Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge 2020 has joined forces with The Phoenix Comic to bring more 'silly' fun to the nation's most popular reading challenge. A special take-over issue of the comic featuring activities, information and illustrations from Jamie Smart, Adam Stower and official Summer Reading Challenge illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson went on sale… Continue reading The Phoenix Comic ‘crashes’ the Summer Reading Challenge 2020

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Bath Festivals and the Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell go global with the launch of the free online Reading is Magic Festival – September 2020

Bath Festivals has announced the launch of the Reading is Magic Festival for young people, bringing together UK and international festivals to create and deliver a free, inclusive and engaging digital schools and family programme. This follows Bath Festival being forced to announce the cancellation of the events planned for this Autumn, and have instead… Continue reading Bath Festivals and the Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell go global with the launch of the free online Reading is Magic Festival – September 2020