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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Pure Dead Magic’ by Debi Gliori

All is not well at StregaSchloss, home of the bizarre but lovable Strega-Borgia clan. Mum’s attempts to improve her witchcraft skills are failing miserably. Dad has stormed out in a fit of pique. Titus is virtually umbilically attached to his computer. Pandora is seriously bored. And Baby Damp is getting her fat little fingers into… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Pure Dead Magic’ by Debi Gliori

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Paterson

Now a major motion picture, discover the beloved Newbery Medal-winning story of Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke. Join Jess and Leslie as they form an unlikely friendship and create the imaginary land of Terabithia. There they rule as king and queen, until a terrible tragedy occurs that helps Jess understand just how much he has… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Paterson

Book Reviews 2015 · Fantasy Books · Middle Grade Book Reviews · Wrap-Ups and Readathons

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ by Rick Riordan: Series Wrap-Up

I was very¬†late to this party, considering that these incredibly popular middle grade books by Rick Riordan were released between 2005 and 2009 (when I was actually the intended audience age for them). Better late than never, and I have to say that when I picked up the first book back in September, I would… Continue reading ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ by Rick Riordan: Series Wrap-Up

Book Reviews 2015 · Fantasy Books · Middle Grade Book Reviews

‘Keeper of the Lost Cities’ by Shannon Messenger

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She is a Telepath, and has a unique ability to hear the thoughts of everyone around her – something she’s never known how to explain, and has made her an outcast, even in her own family. But everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears… Continue reading ‘Keeper of the Lost Cities’ by Shannon Messenger

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‘Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth’ by Rick Riordan

Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do. As the son of a Greek god, I’ve had my share of near-death disaster – and now my arch-enemy Luke wants to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth. If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it’s goodbye sunshine,… Continue reading ‘Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth’ by Rick Riordan

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‘Doll Bones’ by Holly Black

My name is Eleanor Kerchner. You can call me the Queen. I died in 1895. Now it’s time to play. 3.75 Stars (Rounded to 4) It’s time to post my first review of 2015, and it is for the first book I have completed this year, the middle grade ghost story ‘Doll Bones’ by Holly… Continue reading ‘Doll Bones’ by Holly Black