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  • Greta and Boris
    Sian Norris
    “It was really good hearing her inspirations for her book and how it was written and then illustrated. ” said Ben

    “Her book sounds very emotional and heart warming. If I had made this book, I would be very proud of myself.” said Emily

    “Meeting Sian Norris was amazing because she went to Backwell School and then became an author.” said Imogen. ~ Backwell School students, https://booksatbackwell.wordpress.com/tag/writing-workshops/



  • Where is Lonely?
    Eva McIntyre
    A gentle, thoughtful book, perfect to open discussions with young children about life and friendship ~ Susanne Atherton, Author and Social Work Expert



  • Where is Lonely?
    Eva McIntyre
    A simple but beautiful story. Well written and dealing with friendship issues for children in a lovely way. A book that your child will want to read again and again.

    ~ Rhiannon Biddulph Williams, Parent



  • Where is Lonely?
    Eva McIntyre
    "Want to know how to 'out-ogre' an ogre? Let Chelsea, the energetic, articulate, contemporary, funny - and un-fairytale-like heroine - show you how! Refreshingly and delightfully uncluttered, in both narrative and illustration, Chelsea's journey is poignant and engaging, exploring themes of isolation and difference effectively - by the writer's insight and her gift for humour. Younger audiences will soon 'click' into repeated language patterns and anticipate/predict what Chelsea might do next - or to work further from the text and ponder upon what actions they would take/how they would feel/what they might change, etc.
    Un-fluffy in its presentation, this modern book has a bite - and its adult characters are worthy of further study. 'Where is Lonely?' can be explored on several levels, by a range of readers. It's an excellent book for extending social skills within a classroom environment - providing, also, a range of suggested teaching resource ideas for further exploration. An all-round must-have."

    ~ Pauline Rice, Holistic Therapist & former primary school arts specialist



  • Where is Lonely?
    Eva McIntyre
    A really excellent read. If you want to broach issues such as friendship and being lonely within a positive and creative story, this is the children's book for you . The main characters of Chelsea and the ogre are beautifully delineated and the plot moves us on with some delightful illustrations and twists. This would be great to use with children of all abilities and suitable for either home or classroom use.,the teaching notes at the end are both open and useful, giving plenty of scope for further exploration. If you liked the gruffalo you will love this little tome!
    On the other hand, should you just want to delight in the tale and enjoy the experience without an agenda for teaching, it is a touching read without being sentimental or cliched.
    Highly recommended. ~ Andrea Davies Miller, English Teacher and Freelance Editor



  • Where is Lonely?
    Eva McIntyre
    ' Where is Lonely? is an enchanting book. A fantastic teaching tool for PSHE & Circle time.
    It would sit well in both a group or 1 to 1 situation. The illustrations are stimulating and would encourage
    even a reluctant child to participate. The formate keeps your interest throughout the story.
    I would highly recommended this book to the primary age range.'
    Joy White, Primary School Headteacher.' ~ Joy White, Primary Head Teacher



  • Monster Hunter's Manual, The
    Jessica Penot
    Monster Hunter's Manual Book 1: Skeletons and Traps is a novel for young adults about adapting to broad changes. Gabriel is a boy whose life has just been upended; his parents have died, and he's required to move to a new country, France. He doesn't get along with his eccentric aunt or his crybaby little brother, and he doesn't want to learn French. But as he explores his aunt's castle, he starts to stumble upon elements of adventure, including friendly skeletons to storytelling ghosts. An ultimately upbeat story about making the most of what life dishes out, Monster Hunter's Manual is highly recommended.

    The review has been provided to the Helen C. White Library's "Cooperative Children's Book Center" (University of Wisconsin, Madison) where it will be made available to school and community librarians throughout Wisconsin's public school systems and community libraries. This review has also been provided to the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series "Book Review Index" which is published four times yearly for academic, corporate, and public library systems.

    ~ Magazine-'Children's Bookwatch', Midwest Book Review



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    Kellingley successfully combines fantasy and reality. Mistflower is a great character. Despite his personal flaws, his essential courage and resourcefulness make him admirable. This is an absolutely adorable book to read to your little ones! Mine loved it! It has quite a bit of adventure in it for one little mouse.

    I love this name of this book and I have to say that the author is really good. There are a lot of good details about what it is like to be a mouse out in nature. I felt, scared, happy and miserable with Mistflower. ~ MaryAnn, Amazon.com



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    Mistflower is a gentle and very sensitive story that inspires love, compassion and freedom.
    The narrative is very poetic and a spiritual approach embraces it kindly.
    The plot tells the beautiful story of a lonely mouse that takes on a mission to save and take care of a kitten.
    The book has a dynamic narrative surrounded by a great adventure with lots of suspense.
    In my opinion it is an important reading for younger readers, starting at ten, and it can really inspire and teach them to be more kind and to be able to see others, expressing love and compassion for them, for the animals and the planet.
    But it is also a book for all age ranges, like me, who really got touched by it, almost cried and loved it!
    I really recommend it! ~ Fernando Camargo, Amazon.com



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    I just finished reading your book and I thought it was really exciting! I just can't wait until the next one comes out! ~ Catherine, Young reader



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    Wow! ....I spent the whole day reading it and I couldn't put it down! I have always been interested in myths and legends so it was a fantastic book (for XXX) to give me. ~ James (London), Young reader



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    Mistflower ~ The Loneliest Mouse is about an unlikely friendship between Mistflower the mouse and Silk a very small lost kitten. It is beautifully written with lots of adventure and will appeal to adults as well as older children. The writing style is excellent to make this one of the better older children's books I have seen a long time. Krystina Kellingley wrote a great story with delightful pictures, as you can see on the cover. ~ Jody, Goodreads



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    The writing is descriptive, logical, colorful, and perfectly paced. Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Legend of the Heart Eaters is one of the best middle-grade stories this year. ~ Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews



  • Shadow's Tale, A
    Jennifer Hanlon
    This one was so good. It is a new take on half-demons, etc. From page to page it will keep you on your toes as it tells the story of prophecy, love, and how you can survive a life as a hybrid. I loved Shadow! She was such a great character! Throughout the book she just doesn't want to accept who she is. But ultimately she realizes that what you are doesn't make you who you are. It was a wonderful book of finding out what you are made of, who you will be, and what your future will hold. ~ Tammie King, Director of Marketing Night Owl Reviews : http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Reviews/Crossroadreview-reviews-A-Shadows-Tale-by-Jennifer-Hanlon



  • Gift
    Gemma Birss
    Chipo wakes up to find that not only has she lost her memory and her voice, but also she has no idea who she is.
    With an extraordinary ability to read the clouds, Chipo’s journey through the Zimbabwean Bush leads her to encounter witch doctors, crocodiles, tokoloshes, spells, snakes, and ancestral spirits. Her adventures guide her towards the chilling truth of her past and a deeper understanding of who she really is.
    ~ ‘Mind Body Spirit’ (Issue 36/Winter 2013-14)



  • Relax Kids: The Magic Box
    Marneta Viegas
    Marneta Viegas makes an important contribution to the happiness and wellbeing of our next generation. Positivity is contagious and Relax Kids is infecting us all! ~ Dr David R Hamilton, Scientist, speaker and best-selling author of Why Kindness is Good for You and How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body.



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    Bought this for my 10 year old brother, he absolutely loves the adventure and fantasy genre, and this is perfect. An excellent read. ~ Will Powley, Amazon Customer



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    We miss Erin and Jonah. Kept my 8 year old hooked. Ideal for 8 to 15 year olds, fantastic story, perfect mix of fantasy and history. Left my son asking for the next one

    ~ Tobster, Amazon Customer



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley

    Of Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Legend of the Heart Eaters
    I'd say this book is ideal for young bookworms and for reading aloud within the family - like all the best children's books it can also be enjoyed by the adults sharing it with them. I hope that M.E. Holley will go on to write many more books as good as this one. ~ Sally G. , |Amazon Customer Review



  • Rise of the Shadow Stealers
    Daniel Ingram-Brown
    This rollicking adventure follows two Apprentice Adventurers, Fletcher and Scoop, as they try to discover why people and objects are mysteriously disappearing from Blotting's Academy on Fullstop Island, the place where story characters are trained. This complex story is reminiscent in tone of the Harry Potter series and Jeanette Winterson's Tanglewreck. Packed with literary references and cleverness, it focuses on the age-old conflict between light and dark, good and evil, and on the power of story. An engaging read for 9- to 14-year-olds. ~ Lucy Pearce, Juno