Dream snatcher

Here’s a review I wrote recently for http://middlegradestrikesback.blogspot.co.uk/-please take a look! Cover art by Thomas Flintham Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2PCsiUcelA Here’s what Simon and Schuster’s website has to say: “Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night in the middle of the forest, lured there by a recurring nightmare – the one with the drums and the rattles and the masks. […]


Earlier on Twitter, I stumbled across this golden nugget of wisdom, so astutely observed by SF Said: “The truth about stories is that they’re made in the reader’s mind. The writer’s job is to get out of the way, and let that happen.” Although it seems an obvious enough tenet, I’m not sure I’ve ever […]


Here’s a review I wrote recently for http://middlegradestrikesback.blogspot.co.uk/ Check out the blog! The Astounding Broccoli Boy                                                Illustrations by Steven Lenton Pan MacMillan’s Synopsis: Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite […]


£6.99 Quercus Fiction  www.thelastwild.com Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2014 Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal Watch Piers Torday talking about this book in this video!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB_C1N-81IQ A boy named Kester Jaynes has a horrid existence. He’s been locked away in the depressing Spectrum Hall in a dark and scary future world. Since his Mum died, […]


       £6.99 Corgi For ages 9+ Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2015, and the Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2015. Also nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. This middle grade story is framed with a foreword and afterword from a boy called […]

Just a quickie to say, check out this new website, if you love books for 9-13s! I’ve joined the huge team of bloggers, looks like we’re going to have a blast! Pippa

little red

Here are my favourites from this year. What did you enjoy?                                          Looking forward to lots more new books in 2015! Pippa


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