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A secret power for good or evil: Read an extract from Whisper by Lynette Noni

May 16, 2018

Start reading here Jane Doe or Subject Six-Eight-Four, hasn’t spoken a word since she entered Lengard, a secret government facility for people with special abilities.  After enduring a gruelling daily regime of psychological assessments, physical training sessions and thinly veiled torture, Jane can barely remember what life was like before she entered Lengard two and […] - Read more


Podcast: Comic Collaborators with Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts

May 15, 2018

Listen to the podcast In the first of our kids podcasts Cheryl Akle talks to creative duo Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts about their new children’s series, Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard. Andrew and Jessica talk about being partners on this project and partners in life, the inspiration behind Bab Sharkey and […] - Read more


Your Essential Kids Reading List for May

A new superhero and two new series, kids are spoilt for choice this month. These are our top picks. Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks A beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess. Daniel Radcliffe, […] - Read more


The monster within: Review of Whisper by Lynette Noni

May 14, 2018

Jane Doe or Subject Six-Eight-Four, hasn’t spoken a word since she entered Lengard, a secret government facility for people with special abilities. After enduring a gruelling daily regime of psychological assessments, physical training sessions and thinly veiled torture, Jane can barely remember what life was like before she entered Lengard two and a half years […] - Read more


King Bab-a-long: Read an extract from Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard

May 9, 2018

Start reading now Twelve-year-old Bab Sharkey is living with his mum, an archaeologist on a dig site in Egypt – something that most kids could only dream of! Thrown out of school because he is smarter than the teachers, Bab loves spending time with his over protective mum (she wraps him in bubble wrap each […] - Read more


Books that Celebrate Mum

This Mother’s Day snuggle up with your kids and read a book that celebrates Mums and all the wonderful things that they do. We’ve selected a few to get you started: My Mum by Anthony Browne She’s nice, my mum . . . My mum’s a fantastic cook, and a brilliant juggler. She’s a great painter, […] - Read more

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Five reasons kids love a good series

So many kids are hooked on book series! Right now, the Bad Guys, WeirDo and Treehouse books are dominating the children’s bestseller charts. The Fart Monster series was released last month and later this year we can expect new instalments in a number of hit series including Dork Diaries and Polly and Buster. Some children’s fiction […] - Read more


Secrets & Buried Memories: Read an extract from Bob by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass

May 8, 2018

Start reading now Ten-year-old Livy has returned to her grandmother’s farm after five years and there are so many things she can’t remember. She doesn’t remember the horses, the pigs or Rufus, the green stuffed elephant, but most importantly, she doesn’t remember her dear friend, Bob. She does remember the chickens, particularly one that was […] - Read more


Arise Bab, Pharoah of Mumphis: Q&A with Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts

Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts are the authors of the highly entertaining Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard. Read our full review | Purchase a copy of Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard Words | Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts What attracted you to writing about a boy who […] - Read more


My Dear Green Friend: Review Bob

Ten-year-old Livy has returned to her grandmother’s farm after five years and there are so many things she can’t remember. She doesn’t remember the horses, the pigs or Rufus, the green stuffed elephant, but most importantly, she doesn’t remember her dear friend, Bob. She does remember the chickens, particularly one that was a bit unusual… […] - Read more

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