If you looking for laughs or a bit of indulgent escapism for the kids’ bedtime stories, here’s my Top Ten of suggestions for you. Calling all fun seekers and story explorers! In Philip Reeve’s story Oliver has lost his parents, so sets off to find them. This lovely story is brought to life by the […]

“My name is Book and I’ll tell you the story of my life.” Book finally gets to be the main character in its own autobiography, and has the chance to chart its lifetime, from oral storytelling through to the digital age. Aimed at readers aged 9+ the story frequently makes links to the modern world, such as […]

£6.99 Chicken House Book trailer       Rachel Ward website  “I’d always seen the numbers, for as long as I could remember. I thought everyone did. Walking down the street, if my eyes met someone else’s there it would be, their number.  I used to tell my mum people’s numbers as she pushed me along in […]

 £6.99 Usborne Booktrailer Lara Williamson’s “A Boy Called Hope” tells the story of Dan Hope, an eleven year old boy, who wants his Dad to love him. After Dan’s Dad walked out when he was seven, he’s been muddling along just fine. But seeing his Dad on TV prompts Dan to try to contact his father […]

By Diane and Christyan Fox. £11.99 by Words & Pictures (Quarto) My six year old was recently lucky enough to be asked to preview this for Loverreading4kids. As soon as I’d finished reading it the first time, he asked me to read it all over again. At last, I thought, a book that makes me laugh […]


My first book! I wrote this Middle Grade book last September for my two eldest children who were completely obsessed with Minecraft and learning to code. One day my eldest son walked in the room with a strop, saying, “Mum, Dad’s just banned me from thinking!” which gave me the opening line: “Jack, you’re banned […]


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