Make Me Awesome by Ben Davis, illustrated by Mike Lowery

I am delighted to be taking part in the Make Me Awesome Blog Tour. Ben Davis has very kindly answered questions put to him by my After School Book Club, which you should read in An Interview With... Ben Davis. When Freddie’s Dad loses his job, the Smallhouse family hit tough times, and have to … Continue reading Make Me Awesome by Ben Davis, illustrated by Mike Lowery

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You Can’t Make Me Go To Witch School by Em Lynas, illustrated by Jamie Littler

It’s Daisy Wart’s 11th Birthday, and instead of Granny taking her for a birthday treat, she’s stood outside a crumbling building. Granny is convinced she’s a witch, but Daisy is adamant she isn’t. For Daisy is a Shakespearean actress, preparing to show the world her Bottom just two nights hence. With the headmistress ignoring her, … Continue reading You Can’t Make Me Go To Witch School by Em Lynas, illustrated by Jamie Littler

Revenge Of The Atomic Burps by Gareth P. Jones, illustrated by Steve May

Publication Date: 8th February 2018 Bisket has been suspended from active duty and finds himself facing a week at Mrs Stroganov’s Dog Hotel while Philip has a well deserved holiday. Meanwhile, Mitzy is sent to investigate alien activity at a fizzy drinks factory. Without her partner, and with the entire seagull network down, she finds … Continue reading Revenge Of The Atomic Burps by Gareth P. Jones, illustrated by Steve May

I Killed Father Christmas by Anthony McGowan, illustrated by Chris Riddell

It’s Christmas Eve, but Jo-Jo isn’t sleeping. He’s sat upstairs listening to his parents arguing and it’s all his fault. If only he hadn’t been so greedy, Father Christmas would still be alive! Jo-Jo does the only thing he can; he pulls off his pillow cases, sorts through his toys, borrows a coat and sets … Continue reading I Killed Father Christmas by Anthony McGowan, illustrated by Chris Riddell

There’s A Dragon In My Backpack by Tom Nicoll, illustrated by Sarah Horne

Pan is bored of staying at home every day, and desperate to go to school with Eric. Hiding in his backpack, Pan almost makes it through the day without causing trouble. Almost. When Mrs Biggs sees the mini-dragon, she’s convinced it’s a rat. Eric knows he has to do something, and with Jayden and Min … Continue reading There’s A Dragon In My Backpack by Tom Nicoll, illustrated by Sarah Horne

Silver Street Farm Series by Nicola Davies, illustrations by Katharine McEwen

I had the pleasure of meeting Nicola Davies at Kenilworth Books to celebrate 50 books in 20 years. While talking about my school bookshelf, she very kindly gave me the fifth book from the Silver Street Farm Series and offered to send me the first book too. And I’m so grateful she did.. Welcome to … Continue reading Silver Street Farm Series by Nicola Davies, illustrations by Katharine McEwen