Book Review, MG Fiction (8 - 12 year olds)

Sequin and Stitch by Laura Dockrill

Sequin and Stitch, written by Laura Dockrill and illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, is a wonderfully crafted story of family, dreams and home. It is overflowing with empathy for the struggles and joys faced by so many children. The layers of meaning are stitched together beautifully to create a story that is enjoyable to read yet… Continue reading Sequin and Stitch by Laura Dockrill

Book Review, MG Fiction (8 - 12 year olds)

The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman

From the very first chapter, The Highland Falcon Thief felt like home. Full of suspense and anticipation, the familiarity of the trains I love mixed with mystery and history carried me away. Once I started, I couldn’t stop and read the book in a day – what a lovely day it was! Eleven-year-old Hal Beck… Continue reading The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman

Book Review, MG Fiction (8 - 12 year olds)

The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike

The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike is a unique, spell-binding story of love, family and truth. Eleven-year-old Rayne lives with her mother in their quiet village. Bound by the magic of her family’s past, she is destined to become a spell breather, just like her mother. However, Rayne would much rather be out with… Continue reading The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike

Book Review, MG Fiction (8 - 12 year olds)

Little Bird Lands by Karen McCombie

Nosy Crow, February 2020 This pioneering adventure by British author Karen McCombie is the engaging sequel to Little Bird Flies (published by Nosy Crow in January 2019). Set in mid-nineteenth century America, 15 year-old Bridie (Little Bird) embarks on a new life in the west, leaving her beloved homeland of Scotland behind. Inspired by pioneering… Continue reading Little Bird Lands by Karen McCombie