Inspiring Young Readers
The Square Root of Summer posted on 30 May 2016
This is an unusual YA novel because the seventeen year old heroine Margot ( aka Gottie) is very good at mathematics and physics
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen posted on 23 May 2016
Checking back on the publishing history of Alan Garner’s first novel...
Wild Orchid posted on 13 May 2016
I sometimes worry about all the books I have never read and never will read because of limited time and opportunity.
The Eagle of the Ninth posted on 11 May 2016
I’ve never been much of a fan of historical fiction. The few examples of it that I’ve tried to read leave me feeling ...
Chasing the Stars posted on 03 May 2016
I am a huge admirer of Malorie Blackman and so I was looking forward to reading this one.
Stonebird posted on 26 Apr 2016
This unusual and exciting story might have passed me by had I not heard the young author being interviewed the other week.
Demolition Man posted on 09 Apr 2016
This was a bit of a risky read for me as I don't usually warm to what appear to be 'jokey' books.
Thursday's Child posted on 05 Apr 2016
I was interested to read that this book was inspired by a real life encounter by the writer with a girl who...
Isaac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers posted on 02 Apr 2016
Good quality picture books that try to portray and demystify hidden disabilities like Aspergers Syndrome are still pretty thin on the ground
Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present posted on 31 Mar 2016
This was one of my daughter's favourite picture books when she was little