The Ship of Shadows- A fabulous chat with Maria Kuzniar!

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The Ship of Shadows- A fabulous chat with Maria Kuzniar!

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I was thrilled to pose some questions to Maria Kuzniar about her wonderful debut The Ship of Shadows, which published in July with Puffin Books. What made you want an all-female pirate crew?  It has been met with so much fanfare and with good reason- it turns out we were all waiting for such a […]

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The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Phil Hickes is the debut author of The Haunting of Aveline Jones, published by Usborne.  It is a spooky mystery perfect for ages 9+.  I was completely hooked as Aveline and her mother drove into town, first discovering the child sized scarecrows…I couldn’t wait to see where this adventure would take Aveline! I was so […]

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Jungledrop – Q&A with author Abi Elphinstone

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Being able to ask questions to one of your favourite authors is entirely exciting but also nerve wracking.  With a new baby and a toddler to entertain, Abi still manages to create incredible and uplifting stories.  Read on for her amazing answers about The Unmapped Chronicles! Abi, so many of us, adults and children alike, […]

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Unipiggle

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Perfect for younger readers, Unipiggle is a superb, brightly illustrated series.  Unipiggle is a unique and fun loving combination of unicorn and pig owned by Princess Pea.  They live in Twinkleland and get into plenty of trouble!  Read on for insight into how Unipiggle came to be from author-illustrator, Hannah Shaw. My Unipiggle publishing journey […]

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Anisha Accidental Detective

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Serena Patel has taken 2020 by storm with the publication of two Anisha, Accidental Detective books, the first in March and the second in September.  Anisha has all the skills to solve mysteries alongside her best friend, Milo.  Both books are entertaining, funny and full of insight into a busy and noisy Indian family life.  […]

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Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale

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Q&A with Author Dominique Valente 1. Willow Moss is the newest favourite magical star on the scene.  How does it feel knowing readers have taken her into their hearts?  Ah! Thank you so much. It’s honestly so incredibly humbling, strange and wonderful. I’m so surprised and delighted that readers have responded so well to her. She’s this character […]

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Storm

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Q&A with Nicola Skinner Nicola Skinner has written two inventive and beguiling books for children, Bloom and Storm.  They have been widely appreciated and recommended.  We were fortunate to ask Nicola a few questions about Storm and the main character, Frankie and the answers are brilliant!! Tell us about Frances and Storm. Storm is the […]

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The Lost Soul Atlas

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Zana Fraillon’s The Lost Soul Atlas is a magnificent tale of Twig and his quest to find his father in the Afterlife. A harrowing journey of memories, a life in tatters and a mysterious atlas guiding him. Full of rich language and vivid imagery.  Twig becomes homeless and is adopted by a group of children […]

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