Tag: Magical

Jayben and the Golden Torch

Thomas Leeds. Hachette Children’s Group. (288p) ISBN 9781444968637 Another that I fancied the brief description on NetGalley and glad I persevered through a bout of […]

20th February 2023

The Wildstorm Curse

Eve Wersocki Morris. Hachette Children’s. (320p) ISBN 9781444963342 My first children’s book of the year does mean I’ve been a wee bit remise in reading […]

16th January 2023

Katharine Orton – Q&A

After gaining an English degree and an MA in creative writing, Katharine Orton worked for Barefoot Books in Bath before leaving to focus on her […]

25th November 2022

Saving Neverland

Abi Elphinstone. Puffin Books. (320p) ISBN 9780241473320 It’s always a treat to read a book by Abi Elphinstone and doubly so when it involves Peter […]

5th November 2022

Magic Keepers: Crystal Chaos

Linda Chapman, Hoang Giang. Little Tiger. (160p) ISBN 9781788954402 The first in a new series from Linda Chapman, and filled with really cute illustrations from […]

23rd September 2022


Katharine Orton. Walker Books. (320p) ISBN 9781529503296 This was such a brilliant book I finished it in a day, not even eating until I’d found […]

22nd September 2022

The Promise Witch

Celine Kiernan. Walker Books. (224p) ISBN 9781406373936 I’d been waiting on The Promise Witch forever, or that’s how it felt as the first two in […]

28th July 2021

The Way Past Winter

Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Chicken House. (256p) ISBN 9781912626076 In an everlasting winter, sisters Mila and Pipa set out in search for their brother Oskar. Mila […]

1st July 2021

The Girl of Ink and Stars

Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Chicken House. (240p) ISBN 9781910002742 In ‘The Girl of Ink & Stars’, Kiran creates a believable world inhabited by believable characters. The […]

2nd May 2021

Secrets of a Sun King

Emma Carroll. Faber & Faber. (304p) ISBN 9780571328499 In Emma Carrol’s latest historical adventure for Middle Grade we find Lilian and her friends in a […]

3rd August 2020