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Hello! Welcome to our 2nd author interview at hellopipski! This month we have James Nicol visiting to tell us all about his debut novel The Apprentice Witch with Chicken House publishers. Hi James! So, what’s the book about?  The Apprentice Witch is all about a young witch, Arianwyn Gribble, who on the brink of becoming a fully-fledged witch […]

strange star

Faber £6.99 Paperback Emma’s website Faber and Faber’s synopsis: They were coming tonight to tell ghost stories. ‘A tale to freeze the blood,’ was the only rule. Switzerland, 1816. On a stormy summer night, Lord Byron and his guests are gathered round the fire. Felix, their serving boy, can’t wait to hear their creepy tales. […]

Drawings 4

Synopsis from the Scholastic website: When Erica Perkins wakes up on the morning of her tenth birthday, the last thing she expects is to find a very confused elephant sitting on her doorstep. So begins an unlikely friendship. But can a small girl and a rather large elephant learn to live together in a tiny […]

elephant

Published by Scholastic £8.99 (Hardback). Text by Sylvia Bishop, and illustrations by Ashley King Hello! I’m really excited and thrilled to launch a new venture here at hellopipski HQ: each month I’m aiming to bring an author or illustrator interview to inspire those of us who are still waiting to be published! So, it is […]

Piglet pickle

  Published by Nosy Crow £5.99 Paperback Text by Caryl Hart, illustations by Sarah Warburton Synopsis from Nosy Crow: In this first story, troublesome twosome Nell and Freddie go on a school trip to a farm, where they pet the animals and learn about how they live, and Freddie smuggles a piglet out in his […]

BadGuys

Created by award-winning Australian writer (and actor) Aaron Blabey Published by Scholastic. Paperback £5.99 So what did I think? Mr Wolf has decided that it’s not fair that so many of his friends have a bad reputation, so he takes it upon himself to set up The Good Guys Club. Mr Wolf forces the Good Guys-that’s […]

LottiePotter

HarperCollins 2016 £6.99 Paperback So what did I think? I was at my local library the other day, and the title of this book caught my eye straight away. At first I spotted the spotty, dotty lettering, then the otters (see that one there with the string of snot?). Then I took in the title, […]

WAABF

Paperback £7.99. Published by Amnesty International/ Frances Lincoln. For over 50 years Amnesty International has been defending human rights across the globe. This book has taken the 30 articles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and presented them in a beautifully illustrated book at a level that kids can understand. Artists such as […]

Waiting for callback

Simon and Schuster £6.99 So what did I think? An eye-wateringly funny and tender feelgood treat! Smart, much-loved only child Elektra loves acting, and yearns to break through as a young actor. So she throws herself into the rites of passage that every actor must go through in order to gain that ultimate dream-role. Soon, her […]

rabbit and bear

‘Rabbit and Bear- Rabbit’s Bad Habits’ by Julian Gough and Jim Field. Published by Hodder £9.99 hardback Illustrated by Jim Field @_JimField Text by Julian Gough @juliangough So what did I think? I know people often say don’t judge a book by its cover, but for this book please do. The very first thing that I […]

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