Reasons to read… Speak Up! by Laura Coryton

Reasons to read… Speak Up! by Laura Coryton

Use your voice to change the world! Don’t just read about inspiring women: become one! Launching in time for International Women’s Day 2019 – Speak Up! is the must-have empowering book to inspire a whole new generation of rebel girls. Speaking up can be difficult, but did you know just how powerful your own voice … Continue reading

Instagram Update: Runaway Robot by @FrankCottrell_B #FrankCottrellBoyce • Published by @macmillankidsbooks @macmillankidsuk in May “Alfie is off school after an accident in which he lost both his hand and his confidence. He’s lonely all day on his own. So when he comes across Eric, a one-legged robot in need of a friend, he brings him home with him. But a ban on humanoid robots has just been passed, which means Alfie is breaking the law by sheltering Eric. Can he keep his new friend safe – and himself out of trouble?” #friendship #fiction #bookpost #books #freebie #bookblogger #ukauthor

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Instagram Update: Super happy that the #Chinglishbook has arrived! • Published by @andersenpress September 2019 “It is difficult trying to talk in our family cos:  a) Grandparents don’t speak English at all  b) Mum hardly speaks any English  c) Me, Bonny and Simon hardly speak Chinese  d) Dad speaks Chinese and good English – but doesn’t like talking  In other words, we all have to cobble together tiny bits of English and Chinese into a rubbish new language I call ‘Chinglish’. It is very awkward. Jo Kwan is a teenager growing up in 1980s Coventry with her annoying little sister, too-cool older brother, a series of very unlucky pets and utterly bonkers parents. But unlike the other kids at her new school or her posh cousins, Jo lives above her parents’ Chinese takeaway. And things can be tough – whether it’s unruly customers or the snotty popular girls who bully Jo for being different. Even when she does find a BFF who actually likes Jo for herself, she still has to contend with her erratic dad’s behaviour. All Jo dreams of is breaking free and forging a career as an artist. Told in diary entries and doodles, Jo’s brilliantly funny observations about life, family and char siu make for a searingly honest portrayal of life on the other side of the takeaway counter.” #SueCheung #yafiction #yafictionlover #bookpost #bookblogger #freebie #books📚 #contemporaryfiction #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoices

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Instagram Update: Surprise #bookpost with #ContenderSeries by @taranmatharuauthor @TaranMatharu1 • Published June by @hodderbooks @hodderchildrens “Throughout history, people have vanished with no explanation. A group of teenagers are about to discover why. Cade is settling into a new boarding school, contemplating his future, when he finds himself transported to another realm. He soon discovers their new world is populated with lost remnants from the past: prehistoric creatures, ancient relics, and stranger still — people. Overwhelmed by his new surroundings, Cade has little time to adjust, for soon he and his fellow classmates are forced to become contenders in a brutal game, controlled by mysterious overlords. But who are these beings and why did they choose these teens? Cade must prepare for battle… because hiding is not an option.” #summoner #summonerseries #contender #thechosen #fantasy #fantasyfiction #books📚 #bookblogger #freebie #childrensfiction #yafiction

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Instagram Update: Harsu & the Werestoat by #BarbaraElse is out this month & you can read chapter 1 here: http://bit.ly/2G13zSS • Published by @GeckoPress “Harsu has five droplets of god blood and a treasured cloak to remember his father by. Now his father is gone, he lives with his mother, his only friend an old onager donkey. And something is not right with Harsu’s mother. She has started kidnapping children, and sometimes her skin grows a soft down, little sharp ears emerge, and she turns into a horrible stoat. Harsu doesn’t know if five godlet drops are enough to help him rescue the kidnapped children and turn his own mother to good. And now that he is twelve, he too might be becoming a were-animal…” #mgfiction #childrensbook #childrensfiction #fantasyfiction #bookpost #bookblogger #freebie #books📚 #harsu

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The Fire Maker Blog Tour: Q&A with Guy Jones

The Fire Maker Blog Tour: Q&A with Guy Jones

Alex loves magic – its glamour, tricks and illusions. He’s good at it, too: he’s reached the semi-finals of a prestigious competition for young magicians. But when he stumbles into eccentric Mr Olmos’s back garden while running from his former best friend, Alex sees something he can’t explain: three tiny flames floating in the air. … Continue reading

Instagram Update: Problem plot lines? Character chaos? Ask Ally! The definitive guide to #writing from one of teen fiction’s best-loved authors. Writing finally has its own agony aunt in bestselling author, #AllyCarter • Published by @hachettebooks @hachettekids Always wanted to write? Not sure how to begin, or what to do with tricky characters or pesky plotlines? Ask Ally! Ally and her #author friends want to help YOU #write the #book you’ve always dreamed of. Part agony aunt, part writing guru, this writing guide is thoughtful, witty and best of all, useful. With advice from some of children’s fiction’s brightest stars including #HollyBlack #CassandraClare and #KodyKeplinger #fiction #writingabook #writingadvice #bookpost #bookblogger #freebie

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Instagram Update: DIVER’S DAUGHTER – A Tudor Story by @lawrencepatrice • Publishes 2nd May @scholastic_uk @scholasticuk ” Voices: Diver’s Daughter – A Tudor Story brings Eve and her mother, who was stolen from her family in Mozambique as a child, from the Southwark slums of Elizabethan London to England’s southern coast. When they hear from a Mary Rose survivor that one of the African free-divers who was sent to salvage its treasures is alive and well and living in Southampton, mother and daughter agree to try to find him and attempt to dive the wreck of another ship, rumoured to be rich with treasures. But will the pair survive when the man arrives to claim his ‘share’? Will Eve overcome her fear of the water to help rescue her mother?” #PatriceLawrence #fiction #bameauthors #ukauthor #tudorhistory #books #bookpost #bookblogger #freebie #ownvoices

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