Tag: Children’s Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Folio Society’s How To See Fairies by Charles van Sandwyk

Illustration © Charles van Sandwyk 2018 from The Folio Society edition of Charles van Sandwyk’s How To See Fairies   The Folio Society edition of How To See Fairies is a very special book indeed – it is so magical that one can’t help but be drawn into the world that Charles van Sandwyk has deftly and

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GUEST POST – STORGY KIDS: Interview with Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa

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BOOK REVIEW: Simply the Quest by Maz Evans

Elliot Hooper’s troubles are far from over. His mum’s health worsens, he’s struggling at school, and a bunch of anarchic Greek immortals have moved into his home – including teen goddess Virgo, who’s in trouble with the Zodiac. What’s more, death-daemon Thanatos and his scary mum are at large. As even more immortal allies and

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BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Shadows by E.R.Murray

Short Review E.R.Murray delivers an action packed follow up to her Nine Lives Trilogy book 1 ‘The Book of Learning’ with the breathtakingly brilliant ‘The Book of Shadows’. We journey with Ebony again as she tries to continue her quest, but this time there are more baddies, more adventure, more gadgets, more fabulous characters and

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BOOK REVIEW: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

– Short Review – If there was a book I wished I had discovered or would have been available to me when I was a child it would have been this book. It’s such a wonderful piece of fiction that doesn’t treat its intended audience as a child, in fact I found it quite inspiring.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Demon Dentist by David Walliams

Short Review David Walliams’ Demon Dentist is a spooky story, of strange goings on in a small town. Everything goes wrong when a new dentist turns up and seems too good to be true. But Alfie, who doesn’t like going to the dentist, and his friend Gabz twig what’s going on. This is an excellent

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BOOK REVIEW: Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

Short review: A book about what really matters in life. No, not money. Not chocolate. No, not Mindcraft either. Billionaire Boy is a story about love and friendship and the things money can’t buy. The book manages to be heart warming and hilarious at the same time and in equal amounts. It’s a really special

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BOOK REVIEW: The Cloak of Feathers by Nigel Quinlan

Blurb on the back cover: “Every hundred years, in the magical town of Knockmealldown, fairies known as the Good Folk join the villagers for a Great Festival. It’s a raucous, beautiful, enchanted celebration.     Well, it’s supposed to be.     Except every time the luckless Brian Nolan helps to organise the Great Festival it’s a disappointment. 

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