‘Bob’s Lunar Adventures,’ by Simon Bartram.

’Bob, Man on the Moon,’ is a must-have space adventure which adorns thousands of bookcases around the world. It’s hard to believe that everyone’s favourite astronaut turned 15 this year!  To celebrate, a special anniversary edition full of Bob’s further adventure and Bartram’s out-of-this world illustrations. This stellar edition contains not one, but SIX Bob … Continue reading ‘Bob’s Lunar Adventures,’ by Simon Bartram.

‘Vlad the World’s Worst Vampire,’ by Anna Wilson, illustrated by Kathryn Durst.

I'm delighted to be on blog tour for this little book with bite which would be perfect for readers aged seven and up. Vlad is a young vampire from a long line of very scary and very vampirey vampires. The problem is, Vlad doesn't feel the least bit scary - he hates his morning drink … Continue reading ‘Vlad the World’s Worst Vampire,’ by Anna Wilson, illustrated by Kathryn Durst.

‘Spy Toys – Out Of Control!’ By Mark Powers, illustrated by Tim Wesson.

The name's Dan, Dan the Snugaliffic Cuddlestar Bear, and I've got a case to crack... I'm pleased to introduce you to the hilarious 'Spy Toys' series by Mark Powers. Spy Toys - Out of Control This is the second, newest book in the series and is currently enjoying its blog tour so watch out for … Continue reading ‘Spy Toys – Out Of Control!’ By Mark Powers, illustrated by Tim Wesson.

Christmas Inspiration and the Book Trust Advent Calendar

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Are you looking for some great Christmas reads this year?  Well, you could follow the Twitter hashtag #bookelves16 or take a look at my festive purchases so far (a more in-depth blog post to follow):

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Another awesome idea for the month of December – The fabulous Book Trust organisation launched an on-line advent calendar featuring a different author everyday.  It may be from last year but it’s packed full of fantastic titles.  Follow along at home if you need some festive inspiration!

Challenge yourself to try an new author and find a festive favourite!

Follow the link below for details:

Book Trust Advent Calendar

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The ‘Bella Broomstick’ series by Lou Kuenzler, illustrated by Nicola Slater and Kyan Cheng.

Part One - Bella Broomstick Bella + Magic = Trouble! Or does it? Bella (aka Belladonna Bat-Ears Broomstick) is, by all accounts, a totally hopeless witch. After failing the entrance exam for Creepy Castle School for Witches and Wizards a third time, Bella's evil Aunt Hemlock despairs and decides to send her to live in … Continue reading The ‘Bella Broomstick’ series by Lou Kuenzler, illustrated by Nicola Slater and Kyan Cheng.

‘The Secret Seven – The Humbug Adventure’ by Enid Blyton and Tony Ross

Enid Blyton's classic, 'The Secret Seven' series has been reimagined for a new, and younger, audience in a fantastic collection of specially adapted 'colour short stories' aimed at independent readers.  They have been beautifully illustrated by the master, Tony Ross. In 'The Humbug Adventure,' Peter and the gang are not looking forward to going star-gazing with Professor Wills that night. Little … Continue reading ‘The Secret Seven – The Humbug Adventure’ by Enid Blyton and Tony Ross

‘Hubble Bubble – The Glorious Granny Bake Off!” by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Joe Berger

I am a huge fan of all Tracey Corderoy's picture books, and love the 'Hubble Bubble' series.  Imagine my excitement when I discovered that there are also chapter book versions for more independent readers! Young book lovers will enjoy the humour, wit and colourful illustrations in the original picture books, all about a young girl called Pandora and her slightly unusual … Continue reading ‘Hubble Bubble – The Glorious Granny Bake Off!” by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Joe Berger

‘Squishy McFluff – The Invisible Cat!’ by Pip Jones, illustrated by Ella Okstad

When Ava's new imaginary friend, the cuddly and mischievous Squishy McFluff,  arrives to play one day, Ava's days become packed with fun and adventures.  The pair get up to all kinds giggles and games, but Mum's not impressed.  Will Squishy learn to behave before he's forced to eat only invisible dog food! This book is written … Continue reading ‘Squishy McFluff – The Invisible Cat!’ by Pip Jones, illustrated by Ella Okstad

‘Freddie Mole Lion Tamer’ by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Kate Hindley

Freddie Mole was a kind boy who dreamed of being able to make money to help look after his twin brother and sister, who were always eating or growing.  His mother was away working on a cruise ship and his father worked as a washing machine repairman. He hoped he might find a nugget of … Continue reading ‘Freddie Mole Lion Tamer’ by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Kate Hindley