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  • 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



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    Mistflower: the Mouse We Can All Learn From

    Don't let the animal characters fool you. This charming tale is full of lessons we as adults should take to heart. A cat and mouse become unlikely friends, thanks to the courage of a wee mouse. She overcomes her instincts to come to the aid of a tiny kitten. I have to admit, I'm a cat lover, and Ms. Kellingley knows just how to endear this kitty to my heart.

    There are many other animal friends along the way. Storm, the sheep dog is one of my favorites. He is brave and loyal and kindhearted, just as every dog truly is. All of these animals speak of a Great God of All Things, who they thank daily for their many blessings and call upon when they have need. Help may arrive in any unexpected form, and the animals are wise enough to recognize it.

    This tale reminds us to do something kind for others when we have the opportunity. It's a shame that so many of us pass by animals or other people in need and do nothing. We don't think we can make much difference, but this tiny mouse proves that no matter how small you are, you can make a world of difference to someone else.

    I'm a sucker for animals, so this one is a keeper! Highly recommended to any animal lover and fans of the Warriors or Survivors series ~ Lana Axe, Goodreads



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    This is one of the most charming and enchanting books I've had the pleasure of reading. And I admit it, I cried at the end. I'm sure my grandchildren will as well. It's a wonderful read. I loved the animals and their relationships. I've always thought animals talked to one another. Now I'm certain.

    No one is too old to enjoy this book. There are life lessons in it that are beautifully presented, no matter what one's age is. Congratulations to the author for providing such a wonderful treat! ~ Dianne Harman, Goodreads



  • Changeling Quest, The
    Maria Moloney
    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
    I really liked it! It was full of adventure and kept me guessing at the mysteries! It was a pleasant escape into an enchanting world and I look forward to reading a sequel. ~ Genevieve Franklin, Goodreads review



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
    My son who is 13 is reading this book at the moment. I bought it for him because it looked fresh and enticing, with a reasonable length story line for his age. He is enjoying the book so much he keeps telling me what is happening. I have had a quick glance through and the book and it looks lovely, with some wonderful illustrations. I am looking forward to him finishing the book so I can read it. ~ Lynn, Amazon Verified Purchase



  • Changeling Quest, The
    Maria Moloney
    Four children step through a magical gateway into faerie. This is no accident, but a deliberate plan. One of them is a changeling child, and the call to return home is powerful. However, this is not to be a simple homecoming, danger and adventure await.

    Maria Moloney has written an exciting tale that draws on faerie lore whilst weaving in an abundance of original elements. This is just the sort of book I would have wanted to read as an older child, and as an adult reader I found it highly engaging. It’s comparable to Lloyd Alexander’s work, in the way it mixes myth and original ideas, and there’s a similar sort of atmosphere, pace and style. Definitely the sort of book a young Pagan reader would enjoy, I can certainly recommend it. At a guess it would suit more wordy young readers who are over the age of 8, but there are some scary bits, so children who are easily frightened should stay away. ~ Nimue Brown, The Druid Network



  • Rise of the Shadow Stealers
    Daniel Ingram-Brown
    I love the world created for this story. Populating the island are many interesting areas such as the Creativity Craters, Puddles of Plot, the Hills of History, the Tall Tale Tree Forest, and the Fable Fish swimming in the bay. I would have liked to learn more about Blotting’s Academy and the training of storybook characters. Aside from the first day and a First Word Welcome where the students learn about the teacher/mentors, the stories they are to find and sometimes be a part of, and which department they’ve been assigned, that is it. From there the story is about Fletcher and Scoop’s adventure.

    The adventure Fletcher and Scoop are on will help them regain their memories but it will also help the Storyteller have a successful wedding banquet. To attend the banquet, the kids need to wear a robe woven with the silver thread of the Storyteller, but the thread become gold. The entire journey is to find the Golden Feather that will turn the silver thread into a gold thread. The journey itself was confusing at times, though the mini-adventures were wonderful.

    The writing reminded me of that in a great picture book—the words flow, smooth and easy to read. They are nearly lyrical. The writing is some of the best I have read since becoming a book reviewer five years ago. It was as much fun to read Rise of the Shadow Stealers as it was to read I Hate Picture Books. When the writing is that good, it almost matters none what the story is about, just let me keep enjoying the flow of the words. ~ Suzanne Morris, Kid Lit Reviews



  • Rise of the Shadow Stealers
    Daniel Ingram-Brown
    Fletcher and Scoop are some of the most endearing characters that I have met. They fully embrace the clichés common in the Department of Adventures, as well as having their own intricate back-stories to give them a new feel.

    The entire Fullstop Island is full of delightful clichés, with all the characters fitting into their own departments, and the objects of the world being literary-themed. The Noveltwist, and the Plot-Jacking Spiders were some of my favorite writing-themed elements to this beautifully built world.

    This thrilling quest is a wonderful read for all fantasy junkies and is a great start to the Firebird Chronicles series! ~ Zyllah, Miss Literati: http://www.missliterati.com/book-reviews/rise-of-the-shadow-stealers-by-daniel-ingram-brown#.UcfYPfnin-d



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    I received this book from Goodreads. I cannot wait to have a grandchild to read this story to at bedtime! It is touching and teaches about friendship and compassion. I even shed a tear! ~ Melanie, Goodreads



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    I really enjoyed this book. Such a great moral to the story. I loved the characters (except Caramel...which no one is intended to like her). I must add that it was well written and the chapter of Home Coming was so emotional...a perfect ending to a perfect story. Awesome book! ~ Cathy Moore, Goodreads