Book Reviews

Kitten Corner: Gorgeous Gift Books

I have three books to show you today which don’t have a lot in common beyond the fact that I think each of them would make an amazing gift – they’re all beautiful hardbacks that feel really special, and slightly outside the ordinary for kids’ books. All three of these were sent to me free of charge by the publishers, but that doesn’t affect my opinions: I genuinely think they’re all lovely!

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Time for #SweepUpYourSmols!

Tomorrow marks the start of another round of #SweepUpYourSmols, the sister to my #ConquerAChonker readathon. Where #ConquerAChonker asks you to read a big book (over 450 pages), #SweepUpYourSmols is all about ticking off as many little books (under 300 pages) as you can manage in a weekend! I thought I’d show you the books I’ll be choosing from this weekend – it’s an eclectic mix, with little in common between the books other than their length…

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Book Reviews

Kitten Corner: A Chapter Book Round Up

I’ve read a few amazing new chapter books recently, so I thought I’d round them all up for you in one post! All of the books featured in this post were sent to me free of charge by the publishers, but that doesn’t affect my opinions of them. All of these are fun and exciting reads that really show off the fact that chapter books have just as much range as any other age bracket – from space adventure to fairy tale, they’re filled with humour and warmth!

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Blog Tour: Sister to a Star by Eloise Smith

Today I’m so happy to be helping kick off the blog tour for Sister to a Star, a new middle grade adventure full of Hollywood hijinks and sibling drama! I don’t often read middle grade contemporary, but you may or may not know that I really love behind-the-scenes stuff on films and TV shows, so Evie’s journey as a young stunt fencer was really tempting. I just finished the book over the weekend and it’s absolutely delightful – but I’m not posting a review today! Instead I have something special to show you: a letter from author Eloise Smith to her unpublished self.

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April Reading Wrap Up

Well, May is here and that means it’s time to look at April’s reading! I feel like this was a long month – the first two weeks were the Easter break for us, but for various reasons I didn’t get as much done as I was hoping in terms of work or reading, so it feels like it was a bit of a dud month for productivity… The most exciting thing that happened was my birthday – I turned 30 on the 30th!

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