Eight Pieces of Silva – Blog Tour

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Eight Pieces of Silva – Blog Tour

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Patrice Lawrence is known for her incredibly popular, brilliantly written YA titles such as her debut Orangeboy, Indigo donut, Rose Interrupted, and publishing on 6th August is Eight Pieces of Silva. Winning both the Waterstones Book Prize for Older Readers and the YA Book Prize (2017) for Orangeboy, Patrice has continued to win recognition for […]

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Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue Blog Tour – Q&A with Author Anna Fargher

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It is incredibly exciting to be able to interview Anna Fargher, author of Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue, for the FCBG’s stop on the blog tour. This stop on the book blog tour sees me ask Anna a series of questions that benefit those that have either yet to familiarise themselves with the book as […]

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The Boy Who Loved Everyone

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by Jane Porter When I wrote ‘The Boy Who Loved Everyone’, I couldn’t possibly have imagined that it would end up in hot demand from schools welcoming children back to a strange new post-Covid socially-distanced reality. It’s sad to think that the exuberant piles of children in Maisie Paradise Shearring’s wonderful illustrations are now a […]

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A Numbers of Numbers

By Allan Sanders A Number of Numbers is the second book I’ve worked on with Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley.  Previously we worked together on The Alphabets of Alphabets – a collection of 26 illustrated alphabets which featured an alphabet of Birds, an alphabet of Creepy Crawlies, alphabets of Dinosaurs, Inventions, the Museum, People, Vehicles, […]

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Stranger than fiction – Publishing The Rules, a book about preparing for disaster, in the middle of a pandemic – Tracy Darnton (Blog Tour)

The Rules has just been published by Stripes. It’s a YA thriller about Amber who’s on the run from her dad, a prepper. Her whole childhood has been spent preparing for disaster and having to live by her dad’s rules which he scrawls on the walls. When I was writing The Rules in 2019, I […]

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Adventures in Fiction – Sky Pirates

by Alex English As a child I always longed for adventure, but growing up in suburban Hampshire meant that excitement wasn’t always around the corner. In fact, not much happened at all. Instead, I looked to books to provide me with escape and I think that’s where my love for adventurous fiction started. The sort […]

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The Wild Way Home – Author Q & A

Written by Erin Hamilton The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley is a stunning middle grade book set in the Stone Age.  There is so much positivity surrounding this debut author and her wonderful book.  I had the honour of putting together some questions for Sophie to answer- ones that I was curious about as […]

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Tales of a Toothbrush

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by M G Leonard In 2010 I read an article about how the ocean as we imagine it doesn’t exist any longer because of the amount of rubbish we’ve thrown into it. It upset me, and I have been noodling with story ideas on the subject for years. In that time the problem has grown […]

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Jack’s Secret Summer – Author Q&A

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by Erin Hamilton Jack’s Secret Summer is all about an incredible mystery surrounding an empty house, a young girl searching for her father and a group of boys forging new friendships.  Jack hasn’t many friends until neighbours Bruno and Rocco invite him to hang out with them.  Their daring escapades lead them to the empty […]

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Roxy and Jones – Author Q&A

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by Erin Hamilton Roxy and Jones, The Great Fairytale Cover-Up by Angela Woolfe is a fun new twist on fairytales and favourite characters.  Cinderalla Jones, a rebel with a cause meets Roxy Humperdinck, sister to Gretal.  On the hunt for lost relics, they make an unusual pair.  I adore twisted tales, and re-imaginings of traditional […]

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