Middle Grade on Monday: The Tigers in the Tower – Julia Golding

Sahira’s family are travelling to England to deliver two majestic Indian tigers to the menagerie in the tower of London. But tragedy strikes and sickness steals Sahira’s parents from her on the journey. Left alone in London, Sarhira finds herself confined to a miserable and dangerous orphanage. Despite her heartache and the threats she faces,…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The Tigers in the Tower – Julia Golding

Review The Incredible Nellie Bly

Born in 1864, Nellie Bly was a woman who did not allow herself to be defined by the time she lived in, she rewrote the narrative and made her own way. I always like picking up these graphic novels which teach me about inspiring people or historical events I don’t know (enough) about. So when…… Continue reading Review The Incredible Nellie Bly

Middle Grade on Monday: Embassy of the Dead – Will Mabbitt

Jake Green is dead. Or he might as well be when he mistakenly accepts a package from the Embassy of the Dead in this hilarious adventure of the afterlife, the first in a series. When Jake Green opens a mysterious box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper intent on dragging him…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Embassy of the Dead – Will Mabbitt

Adventures Through Wonderland Readathon TBR

I wasn’t going to do a Readathon in September. And yet here we are… In this Readathon the adventure begins when you go down the rabbit hole and enter into Wonderland. Complete prompts by reading middle grade books to move to the next location on the map… So… I have quite a few Middle Grade…… Continue reading Adventures Through Wonderland Readathon TBR

Middle Grade on Monday: Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthron and the Great Beyond – Alex English

11 year-old Echo Quickthorn has grown up believing that nothing exists outside the Kingdom of Albion, but everything changes when an eccentric professor parks his airship outside her window armed with a map that shows all the magical places that exist beyond the city walls. Together with her pet lizard, Gilbert, Echo sets off on an…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthron and the Great Beyond – Alex English

Review Interviewing the Dead – David Field

Over two hundred years ago, in 1665, a mass grave was dug to house the hundreds of corpses who fell victim to the Black Death. When Aldgate Underground station was extended, the workmen discovered the grave and unceremoniously dumped the bones, to make way for the new track. Now, a renowned spiritualist is claiming the…… Continue reading Review Interviewing the Dead – David Field

Middle Grade on Monday: Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue – Anna Fargher

Young mouse Pip Hanway is in France as she continues fighting for the French Resistance group Noah’s Ark: a secret gang of animals operating beneath the feet of human soldiers, whose aim is to liberate France and secure the victory of the Allies. Determined to reach her ancestral home of the Umbrella Museum in Italy,…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue – Anna Fargher