Growing up with plants and flowers

Blossom by Laura Dockrill, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie is a story that illustrates the maxim ‘the plants don’t live with us, we live with the plants.’

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Body and Soul

The brilliant Roy Porter's final offering before his untimely death - Flesh in the Age of Reason - is a fitting tribute to his formidable intellect.

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Beware of Thieving Puffins!

Vashti Hardy's The Puffin Portal revisits the crimebusting Griffin family of Moreland who are in danger of being overwhelmed by petty crimes perpetrated by.....puffins!

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The Haunting of Hill House

Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Shirley Jackson's classic American Gothic horror story but finds it doesn't quite live up to its reputation.

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The season of spooky stories is almost upon us

Chris Priestley's Freeze comes in time for the onset of cold nights and is ideal for younger readers who like a tingle down their spines when they are reading

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