Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (on challenging stereotypes) by Sophie Anderson

I’m delighted to welcome Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs, to the blog for my stop on the blog tour, to share the first of 15 of her favourite Russian Fairytales.   Fifteen Russian Fairy Tales and What They Mean to Me by Sophie Anderson 1. Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (on challenging … Continue reading Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (on challenging stereotypes) by Sophie Anderson

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The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

Publication Date: 3 May 2018 Cover illustration by Melissa Castrillon (@mv_castrillon) Marinka wants to be an ordinary girl, with an ordinary life - a life that allows her to do what other living children do. Most of all, she wants to stay in one place and have friends. Real, living, human friends, not just her … Continue reading The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

Hopeless Heroes by Stella Tarakson, illustrated by Nick Roberts

Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 Welcome to my stop on the Hopeless Heroes Blog Tour! The first two books in a new series for younger readers mixing modern day and Ancient Greek Mythology hits bookshops next week, and I was lucky enough to be sent copies of both of them to review... Here Comes Hercules! … Continue reading Hopeless Heroes by Stella Tarakson, illustrated by Nick Roberts

The Illustrator For International Book Giving Day 2018 Is…

I am hugely honoured to have been asked to be a part of the team of bloggers revealing the illustrator, and poster for International Book Giving Day 2018 on 14th February. This year’s illustrator is none other than the exceptionally talented Elys Dolan, and here is this year’s fabulously fun poster! Packed with much loved characters … Continue reading The Illustrator For International Book Giving Day 2018 Is…

Make Me Awesome Blog Tour

Look out for my stop on the Make Me Awesome Blog Tour on Thursday 11th January, where you’ll be able to read my review and my After School Book Club’s interview with Ben Davis. It’s awesome! Until then, make sure you check out the other stops on the tour!