Grandma’s House of Rules – review

Grandma has a prized family heirloom that mustn’t even be approached, never mind touched – how will the boy cope with this rule? In a tale about coping with responsibilities and finding surprising solutions to problems, our young hero discovers his Grandma is not quite what she seems.

Indigo Takes Flight – review

Indigo Takes Flight is a great short story, says reviewer Louise Date, and one that is a thought-provoking tool for discussing change, difference and how to accept the people we see in the mirror.

In Her Element – review

This story’s narrative speaks volumes in very few pages, and is in a flowing cadence that will allow children to follow the story through its tricky storyline and challenging themes not often given coverage in children’s books: disability, bullying, acceptance, and a childhood unlike others. Review by Louise Date.

Jill Murphy

Jill Murphy, the children’s author and illustrator, known for the picture books The Large Family and Peace at Last, which was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal, has died at the age of 72.

Mistaken For A Bear – review

This book shows the consequences of the British Empire at work within the class system, the collecting of ‘specimens’ from across the globe and the fact that London has always been a cosmopolitan city devoted to the amassing of capital.

Atlas of Amazing Architecture – review + interview

Atlas of Amazing Architecture will draw young and older readers in, delighting in a wide ranging exploration of fascinating buildings who are now getting a bit more exposure thanks to this fun and informative book.

A Match for a Mermaid – review

Malu, the Mermaid Queen decides it is time to find a consort and she employs her chief hand-maid Brooke to make it so. Reviewer, Karl Foster, says the story is designed to help us to understand that each time that you look far and wide you also need to remember to look closer to home for solutions

The Day Fin Flooded The World – review

One night Fin remembers do everything the correct way before his bedtime, but alas he forgets one very important thing! Karl Foster reviews Adam Stower’s new book.