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Review: Sequin and Stitch by Laura Dockrill

Full Disclosure: Free copy of this was given to me by Barrington Stoke, as a prize in the YLG giveaway. Sequin's mum is a seamstress, and a VERY good one at that. Whilst Sequin, her mum, and her baby brother Stitch don't have much, they have a flat full of fantastic fabrics, and Sequin couldn't… Continue reading Review: Sequin and Stitch by Laura Dockrill

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Review: The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

A thoughtful and enjoyable read, this book is a fantastic way to introduce the concept of OCD and mental health issues to middle grade readers. Matthew Corbin hasn't left the house in weeks. In fact, he barely leaves his room, except to go into the front bedroom/office of his house to watch his neighbours as… Continue reading Review: The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

Diversity in Children's Books, Featured Topics, Reviews, Top Picks

Diversity in Children’s books: LGBTQ in focus

Part of my series on Diversity in Children's Books. LGBTQ characters in children's books are constantly a source of controversy. Have a look at any list of banned books and you won't have to go far to find characters who come under this umbrella term. To be honest, I get quite weary of the controversy.… Continue reading Diversity in Children’s books: LGBTQ in focus

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Diversity in Children’s Books: Diverse Voices

Another of my diversity in children's books posts, this post focusses on self-identified BAME, disabled, and queer authors. First up: why is it important to hear stories from these authors? Honestly, I think it's a bit depressing that this is a question, but publishing is so dominated by a particular white, middle-class group of people… Continue reading Diversity in Children’s Books: Diverse Voices

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Diversity in Children’s Books: Disability

Part of my series on Diverse children's books. For more information check out the tags. First of all, I'd like to say that I've reached out to others for a bit of help with putting together this list. Whilst I have family members who have disabilities, I am not disabled myself, and so I wanted… Continue reading Diversity in Children’s Books: Disability

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Top Picks: Christmassy Capers

Christmas is almost upon us, and for the past month all of the shops have been playing Christmas tunes. If you're feeling ready for the holiday season, why not put your feet up with a few of these festive favourites. After all - It's cold outside! Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens Wells and Wong… Continue reading Top Picks: Christmassy Capers

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Review: The Wells and Wong Mysteries by Robin Stevens

A fantastic series of schoolgirl capers that draw as much from Sherlock Holmes as Malory Towers, the Wells and Wong Mysteries are an absolutely delightful series of books about Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong, investigators extraordinaire! The first book, Murder Most Unladylike, takes place at Deepdean School for girls, where they find a teacher dead… Continue reading Review: The Wells and Wong Mysteries by Robin Stevens

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Review: Malkin Moonlight by Emma Cox

Every journey begins with one paw step. Malkin Moonlight is the tale of an unwanted black cat who survives in spite of all of the odds to do great things for all of Cat-kind. He is given the gift of his name by the moon, and is told he has a destiny. On his adventures… Continue reading Review: Malkin Moonlight by Emma Cox

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Top Picks for Anti Bullying Week

This week is Anti-Bullying Week, and I can think of no better way to talk about bullying than with the help of some of these brilliant books. A word to the wise - some of these will probably make you cry. Some will make you laugh as well. Let's get started! Wonder by R. J.… Continue reading Top Picks for Anti Bullying Week

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Non-Fiction November Top Picks – Part 2!

I know - I've already done one of these, but there's just so many fantastic books out there that I really did have to make another one! And so I present to you even more top non-fic picks! BBC Seeking Refuge: Hamid's Story by Andy Glynne The BBC seeking refuge series were a series of… Continue reading Non-Fiction November Top Picks – Part 2!