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Oranges in No Mans Land – Book Review

My Year 6 son is currently studying Oranges in No Mans Land at school and my Year 8 daughter had chosen it from the library. As they were both reading it, my interest was piqued, and I sat down and read the whole book in one sitting. My daughter, spurred on by how quickly I'd gotten through it, ... READ the POST

Book review – Childish Spirits, Rob Keeley

When Ellie, her mum and older brother, Charlie, move to Inchwood Manor, Ellie discovers they are not the only residents. The ghost of ten-year-old Edward, resides there too, though he has never been partial to visitors, always doing his utmost to make his presence known. An unhappy ghost does not ... READ the POST

Childish Spirits, the first in a series of ghostly, mystery tales, follows Ellie and Edward as they embark on an unusual friendship and set of adventures.

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece – Book Review

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is a powerful tale of how grief and loss affects those who are left behind. Ten year-old Jamie was only five when his sister, Rose, was killed. He doesn't really remember her, and as such, does not grieve for her in the way her twin sister, Jasmine and his mum ... READ the POST

Book review – The Lost Magician

The Lost Magician, by Piers Torday, feels like a cross between Narnia and The Hunger Games. What do I mean by this? Well, it's set after the Second World War, when four siblings are sent away to the country from London, because their house is uninhabitable. The children soon discover a magical ... READ the POST

The Lost Magician, by Piers Torday, feels like a cross between Narnia and the Hunger Games. Here’s why.

Middle grade book review – Once, by Morris Gleitzman

My book recommendation for April is one that both myself and my reluctant reader approve of. She read it in a few days, which, for someone who can take weeks-to-months to read a book, is a huge achievement. There are two reasons why she flew through Once, by Morris Gleitzman. The first, is ... READ the POST

Book review – Emily Knight, I Am…

“Emily Knight is a teenage warrior who comes from a legendary warrior family so she is destined to be a hero” As a change from my usual monthly book review, I have an interview with Middle Grade and Ya author, Abiola Bello, this month, about her book series, Emily Knight, I Am... Abiola is ... READ the POST

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"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct,...
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2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct, accurate and grammatically correct and we were able to upload it to the new site without significant revision."

"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."
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2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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