Children's · Magic · Short Stories

Fairy Forest School: The Raindrop Spell – Olivia Brook ★★★★

Blurb; A brand-new fairy school series about helping animals and looking after nature, from the home of Rainbow Magic!

Poppy Merrymoss is so excited to start at Oakwings Academy, a beautiful fairy school in the trunk of an old oak tree. There she’ll learn about all the different types of magic that fairies use to help nature, and she’ll discover what type of fairy she’ll be when she grows up! But when evil Lady Nightshade puts a curse on the forest, stopping the adult fairies from making the magic seeds that create fairy dust, it’s up to Poppy and her friends to save the forest!

Can Poppy and her friends Ninad Cleardrop and Rose Seedpip stop Lady Nightshade and rescue a little lost otter?

My Review; The first in a brand new series, perfect for any little girls. Full of fairies, magic and animals. Ofcourse it wouldn’t be a story without an evil character but this one is within the school and as new beginners noone believes them about who is really the bad one here. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Magical. Adventure. New school. New beginning. Fab start to a new series alot of little girls will adore. At just over 100 pages a perfect read. I enjoyed it. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · Children's

The Last Firefox – Lee Newbery ★★★★

Blurb; A heartwarming story about family, friendship and finding your inner fire.

Between bullies at school and changes at home, Charlie Challinor finds life a bit scary. And when he’s made guardian of a furry fox cub called Cadno, things get a whole lot scarier.

Because Cadno isn’t just any fox: he’s a firefox – the only one of his kind – and a sinister hunter from another world is on his trail.

Swept up into an unexpected adventure to protect his flammable friend, Charlie’s going to need to find the bravery he never thought he had, if he’s going to save the last firefox . . .

My Review; An easy read for me as it’s an older children’s story but one full of magic and adventure. Contains beautiful illustrations throughout. A brilliant story about another world beyond and a fire fox entering the real world to remain safe. But a fire fox is not easy to look after and remain hidden from your parents. This could be the only fire fox left in in world so needs to be saved.There is a great representation here for the gay community as the boy lives with his two fathers and is adopted. This fox finds itself in alot of bothered throughout this story and starting fires for fun. But can they remain hidden from the monster who wants to claim him? Fun read. Different. Full of imagination. I really enjoyed it. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Children's · Non-Fiction · Short Stories

Be More Taylor ★★★★

Blurb; What would Taylor do?

Songwriting genius, poised performer, warm-hearted friend-we’d all love to be a bit more like Taylor Swift. This brilliant guide will show you how.

Whether it is standing up for yourself and your friends, opening your heart to love, or refusing to let others write your reputation, these life lessons will help you shake off your troubles and become folklore for Swifties everywhere.

Containing advice on love, friendship, overcoming fears, being yourself, and finding creative inspiration, Be More Taylor Swift is the perfect gift for Taylor Swift fans.

My Review; This is not written by Taylor this is unofficial. But a brilliant little hardback book at just under 100 pages. An easy read full of life, relationship, friendship and career advice we can all learn from Taylor. Perfect for any little swift fans. Easy reading. Beautifully laid out and illustrated. A fab little book that could be educational and powerful for younger readers. A well deserved four stars from me.

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