Hope Jones by Josh Lacey

The Wood Between the World When I was young, I read the Narnia books over and over again. There was so much that I loved in those books, but there was one place which has forever remained lodged in my imagination: the Wood Between the Worlds. I’m sure you remember it too. In The Magician’s…

#MGTakesonThursday

#MGTakesonThursday is a fun weekly meme created by BookCraic! To Join In... Choose an MG book you have read and enjoyed, take a photo and credit author, illustrator and publisherTurn to Page 11 and choose your favourite sentenceChoose 3 words to describe the bookLink to your review or write a mini review Chocolate Milk, X-Ray…

Stick Boy by Paul Coomey

Paul Coomey was born in Cork, where his mother taught him to read in 1982. His favourite book that year was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, and he hasn’t stopped reading since. He learned to write creatively at Kilmurray National School, where he was the only student to ever achieve a mark of…

Sea Djinn by Linda Davies

Written by Linda Davies, Cover by Claire Bond, Published by Jerboa Books Sea Djinn appealed to me for several reasons; a love I have for mythical characters, the fact the book is set in Dubai and also because I have previously met and heard Linda Davies speak about a previous title, Longbow Girl. My husband…

The Queen’s Fool by Ally Sherrick

Written by Ally Sherrick, Cover by Georgie McAusland, Publishing February 2021 by Chicken House Books Cat and Meg, sisters, live in a Convent as both their parents have died. They spend their days tending the garden and living peacefully with the sisters. Cat, from the very beginning, is clearly different from her sister, with her…

Space Oddity by Christopher Edge

Written by Christopher Edge, Illustrated by Ben Mantle, Publishing 7 January by Chicken House Books When one of your favourite authors has a new book coming out, you immediately bump it to the top of the reading pile. I knew it would be spectacular and I was not wrong! Reading this book prompted me to…

Agent Weasel by Nick East

Written and Illustrated by Nick East, Published by Hachette Children’s I have always been drawn to highly illustrated chapter books. I love the full, plot driven story accompanied by the thoughtful and exceptional illustrations that highlight the tale. When Agent Weasel was first introduced, I became an immediate fan. The series is perfect for readers…

How to be a Hero by Cat Weldon

Written by Cat Weldon, Illustrated by Katie Kear, Publishing January 2021 An extraordinary debut novel! Featuring the myths and legends surrounding Odin, Loki and Valhalla. Much is explained in the story so previous knowledge of the gods and Nordic vikings isn’t entirely necessary! Whetstone is a thieving orphan targeting a gold cup said to be…