Kathleen. W . Franks has managed to capture; the kind that transports its young reader into the realms of their own imagination, complete with secret tunnels, magical creatures and a good old baddie or two!
Right from the off the mystery begins as Franks firmly hooks her readers with strong relatable characters and a gripping plot, with the shape of the novel growing and shifting naturally from her protagonist’s very first experience at his new home.
Cleverly using this symbolic story to highlight the pressures young ones face in society, Briton Kolber uses his experience as a family therapist to unpick the problems of life. His passion for celebrating difference shines through in both his delightful story and in the following commentary.
Joining his other titles, ‘The Nicknocker’, penned by author and illustrator Tracy Sabin, is another engrossing tale of magical adventure. Written in a believable ‘boy-like’ fashion, The Nicknocker takes its young readers on a fantasy journey, where they meet other-worldly creatures, such as Kahlo, a shapeshifting Nicknocker, Tumblewort, the grumpy old oak, and Redcap, the bloodsucking dissident of the Elven world.
There can be little doubt that the spirit of the children’s adventure stories has crept back into modern society and Pentagon Pirate Gang; The Secret of the Orchard by J W Nelson is a timely reminder that they’re here to stay with a mysterious adventure that’s built on archetypal plot strands which tie together oh so well.
In her charming follow up to ‘A Globe Adventure’, Theresa Lynn offers her new tale ‘Beyond the Clouds-A Space Adventure’. In her now familiar blend of entertaining and educational literature, Lynn takes us far from Earth, in a wonderful exploration of the Universe.
Grace, a Finnish Lapphund, asks to go on a road trip to the East Coast so she can visit where her mommy grew up and her big brother lived for five years. In the process, she gets to some of the things on her bucket list including seeing the United States, having fun at Koziar’s Christmas Village, visiting Nathan’s new apartment, and exploring historic Philadelphia.
An amazingly true story that captures the heart as it moves us from laughter to tears and teaches us to believe in the power of love. This is a story of one dog’s ability to love unconditionally and maintain her courage through periods of uncertainty.
An amazingly true story that captures the heart as it moves us from laughter to tears and teaches us to believe in the power of love. It is a story that you will want to go on forever and ever.