Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

‘Often the journeys we take inside ourselves are more difficult than the stormiest seas’ The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle is the #PrimarySchoolBookClub read for August, and was also the Waterstone’s Children’s Book for July 2018.  Some people might be aware of Catherine Doyle through her Young Adult trilogy, Blood for Blood, but this… Read More The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

Chapter Books for New Readers, Early Readers, Very Early Readers

Summer Holiday Reading for Children at the Beginning of Their Reading Journeys

Whatever school your young child attends, most teachers plead with parents to keep their child/ren reading over the Summer holidays to prevent ‘reading slide’.  While there are plenty of books out there for those who have been reading for at least a couple of years, there are not that many readily available for those children… Read More Summer Holiday Reading for Children at the Beginning of Their Reading Journeys

Adventure, Fiction

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy

‘Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.  You can be comfortable or courageous – never both at once’ Brightstorm is Vashti Hardy’s debut children’s novel, which was released in March this year in a blaze of critical acclaim.  It was no surprise, therefore, that the members of #PrimarySchoolBookClub voted to make it April’s read… Read More Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy