Book review: The Ghosts of Young Nick’s Head by Sue Copsey

The Ghosts of Young Nick’s Head by Sue Copsey, ISBN9781494354411, Available in paperback or ebook Young adult books are ubiquitous these days but sometimes I feel like the traditional 8 – 12 year old children’s chapter book is being ignored. So it’s a pleasure to find a fun, well-written example like The Ghosts of Young […]

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Picture book roundup for April 2015

Yes, it’s already May but these all published in April or earlier so I forgive me. The Princess and the Giant by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, Nosy Crow, ISBN9780857633873, RRP $24.99 In the backyard of Princess Sophie’s house is a beanstalk and up that beanstalk lives a giant. The giant stomps and storms and […]

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Radio book review no. 14 – The Caretaker of Imagination

Yes, last week was time for me to talk on the radio again about another fantastic book – this time around I chose The Caretaker of Imagination by ZR Southcombe. The Caretaker of Imagination is a kids chapter book from a wonderfully talented New Zealand author. Have a listen and then go buy the book […]

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March picture book roundup part 2

The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade by Davina Bell, illustrated by Allison Colpys, Scribe, ISBN 9781925106206, RRP $30 (hardcover) Picture book stories can sometimes be a bit “out there” but they’re also a really good way to address things with kids that they might not want to talk about head-on. And let’s face it, often-times they are […]

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March picture book roundup part 1

I am enamoured with picture books at the moment. If you want to see amazing design and original, creative stories then picture books are where it’s at (as┬áthe kids say [tiny kids because they’re the only kids who think I’m cool anymore]). Note: Age guides given are just suggestions and do not preclude anyone else […]

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