Books of the Month – February

This month I have read Something Secret by Gwyneth Rees, Binny for Short by Hilary McKay, Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers by Elen Caldecott, Fairy Lies by E.D. Baker, The Stolen Crystals by Paula Harrison, Mermaid Magic by Gwyneth Rees, Indigo’s Star by Hilary McKay, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer and Sapphire Battersea, Emerald […]

Books of the Month – October

This month I have read… The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow, Driftwood by Cathy Cassidy, Olivia’s Enchanted Summer by Lyn Gardner, Smoke Cat by Linda Newbery, Starring Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson, Sleepovers by Jacqueline Wilson, Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson, The […]

REVIEW – Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson

“Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family. Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who […]

Jacqueline Wilson’s 100th book

If you’re a Jacqueline Wilson fan then you should know that her 100th book is coming out in October, and if not then now you do. And to celebrate, Puffin Virtually Live put together a full-to-the-brim webcast starring Jacqueline, Nick Sharratt and Phoebe Thomas (the actress who plays Hetty Feather in the stage show). This webcast […]

Books of the Month – April

The books I have read this month have been The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: Have Pen, Will Travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw, Make Friends Break Friends by Julia Jarman, Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson, Dear Whiskers by Ann Whitehead Nagda, Cherry Green, Story Queen by Annie Dalton, Lilac Peabody And Bella Bright by Annie Dalton, Alexis Cool as a Cupcake by […]