Monthly Archives: February 2015

Review of Piers Torday’s “The Last Wild”

£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, […]

Review of Polly Ho-Yen’s Boy in The Tower

       £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 […]

Middle Grade Strikes Back

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