Tag Archives: Macmillan Children’s Books

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I have a confession to make. Perhaps not a surprising one considering I confessed to being a big geek when I read Geek Girl, but a confession nonetheless. Here goes… I read fanfiction. There! I said it! I like fanfiction! I obviously know nothing about writing, reading, and generally anything to do with the written word as I. Like. Fanfiction!

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The Phenomenals: A Tangle of Traitors by F.E. Higgins

Something a little different this evening methinks… Welcome to Degringolade, where the tar pits bubble and superstition reigns supreme. The annual scarifice to the Lurids is about to begin and murder, mischief and malodorus magic are afoot. Enter the new alliance, the Phenomenals: Folly Harperlaine, a dark arts dabbler with a perculiar interest in the zombie-like Lurids; Vincent Vedrigis, light

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Forever by Judy Blume

This was always going to be a controversial and more-carefully-worded-than-usual review, and I’ve never had to consider writing a warning for commenters before. Wish me luck! After a New Year’s Party, teenager Kath finds the boy of her dreams in Michael. They get together, and the more she sees of him the more she becomes attracted to him. He’s smart, he’s

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Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett

A beautiful picturebook artist to mark my first review of 2013! Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books ISBN: 9780330518758 Published: 1/4/2011 Poor Chameleon! All he wants is a friend, but he can’t seem to find one. He does find a stripy sock though, and a green cricket, and even a yellow banana, but no matter how he mimics them, not a one

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Freddie and the Fairy by Julia Donaldson

Somehow, I’ve not managed to review a book by a Children’s Laureate, yet, so wtihout furthur ado, I give you Freddie and the Fairy by the current Children’s Laureate and writer of the phenomenally popular The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson. Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books ISBN: 9780330511186 Published: 23/9/2010 Freddie is desperate for a pet, and lucky him! He’s just found a

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