#BlogTour #HaveYouSeenTheSleepFairy by T.K.R #PictureBook

 

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Have You Seen The Sleep Fairy?Have YOU seen the Sleep Fairy? This is the story of a sleep deprived mother and father who are rescued by this shyest of fairies, who only comes out at night when all the children in the home are asleep. She helps children get into the habit of sleeping through by leaving ony items of interest under their beds for a few days unil she can trust them to sleep through ontheir own. This sweet story is simply told by the author and beautifully bought to life in this new illustrated children’s story. Get your children into the habit of sleeping through by reading The Sleep Fairy to them and applying the idea to your family routine.  Here’s to you and a peaceful night’s sleep.

Purchase from Amazon UK – h%ps://www.amazon.co.uk/Have-You-Seen-Sleep-Fairy-ebook/dp/B078H9MNZW/

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Living in Chelsea, London with his wife and four children author T.K.R is no stranger to sleepless nights. When not writing children’s books, he runs his own business,Captivate Marketing Pty) Ltd which focusses on the tools and tactics associated with amplifying his clients’ global brands.

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This story will relate to any parent who’s child wakes up

EVERY ….. SINGLE ….. NIGHT!

I say that in shouty capitals because I am one of those parents, night after night my 3 year old wakes up for a drink or a wee or to tell me something really really important (she’s 3! What can be THAT important that she needs to tell me at 2am!!)

So I have my fingers crossed that this story will work on her….. a story that a very tired Mother and Father make up to entice their children to sleep the whole night through.

Now my little one got very excited in seeing a little fairy hand under the bed in the pictures, we then had to check under her bed just in case the fairy had come to visit early. I do hope that this story ‘rubs’ off on my daughter as this mum really does need a fair few whole night sleeps, not sure I rock the mombie look 😂

It’s a sweet story and yes these children do eventualy sleep the whole night through at the end, so there’s hope for us all with this book! If this works, and I really hope it does, I will change my rating to 5 thumbs up!!

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#NewCoverReveal #TheDevilsPoetry by @LouiseCole44 #Review #BlogTour

It’s sleek, it’s sexy and it’s PURPLE!!
This is the stunningly beautiful new cover for Louise Cole’s, The Devil’s Poetry, a book I instantly fell in love with and was very gratefully given a signed copy from Louise!
An action packed, love story with a sprinking of paranormal adventure, definitely one to add to your reading list.
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The Devil’s Poetry by Louise Cole
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Questions are dangerous but answers can be deadly.
Callie’s world will be lost to war – unless she can unlock the magic of an ancient
manuscript. She and her friends will be sent to the front line. Many of them won’t
come back. When a secret order tells her she can bring peace by reading from a book,
it seems an easy solution – too easy. Callie soon finds herself hunted, trapped
between desperate allies and diabolical enemies. The Order is every bit as ruthless as
the paranormal Cadaveri.
Callie can only trust two people – her best friend and her ex-marine bodyguard. And
they are on different sides. She must decide: how far will she go to stop a war?
Dare she read this book? What’s the price – and who pays it?
Commended in the Yeovil Prize 2016, this is an action-packed blend of adventure,
fantasy and love story.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35148705the-devils
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Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XWL4XPJ
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Louise Cole has spent her life reading and writing. And very occasionally gardening.
Sometimes she reads as she gardens. She can be seen walking her dogs around North
Yorkshire – she’s the one with a couple of cocker spaniels and a Kindle. She read
English at Oxford – read being the operative word – and hasn’t stopped reading since.
In her day-job she is an award-winning journalist, a former business magazine editor
and director of a media agency. She writes about business but mainly the business of
moving things around: transport, logistics, trucks, ships, and people.
Her fiction includes short stories, young adult thrillers, and other stuff which is still
cooking.
Her YA and kids’ fiction is represented by Greenhouse Literary Agency and she is
also published on Amazon as one of the Marisa Hayworth triumvirate.
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Where to start with this book?!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!

Now i could leave my review like that but i wont!!

Now don’t let the title put you off, it isn’t a poetry book or a book about the devil but a beautiful story about Callie. Her life has never been easy, loosing her Mother at a young age, felling like she never fits it and a Father that’s very distant with her on an emotional level.

Callie has always found comfort in her books, much to her Father’s dislike, so when a book thats been thrown into her hands calls to her…… yes, really calls to her, she grips it with both hands, and it doesn’t matter that an army of the Cadaveri will stop at nothing to have the book or that Jace has warned her NOT to read it, Callie just cant help herself and suddenly finder herself having to save the world!!

I loved the sweet relationship that blossomed between Callie and Jace throughout the book, Jace’s passion and dedication on wanting to do whats right for the Order and doing whats right for Callie is tested all the way through (think that’s what makes me love him as a character) and the test of friendship between Callie and Amber. Have to say I’ve never disliked a character as much as i disliked Ella, shes rude, pigheaded and thinks she knows everything……i did have a pang of guilt for disliking her so much towards the end of the book.

This book is so action packed it could give Jason Bourne a run for his money! Its fast paced, with twists and turns galore. You think its going one way then the author swiftly spins you around and into a whole new direction, which i loved! Its gripping, entertaining, and with just the right amount of romance to keep you hooked! Louise is a new author to me and if her books that follow are just as good or even better than this she’ll have a massive following in no time, with me in the front spot!! Now whens the next book out?!?

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#TheTrolls blog tour – @RonButlinMakar @LoveBooksGroup

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The Trolls have taken over our blog today! But not to worry, even though they are a mischvious bunch they bring you two very fun stories written by Ron Butlin and very amusingly illustrated by James Hutcheson.

Book 1 is Here come THE TROLLS!

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Through gaps in the roof we didn’t repair

through cracks in the walls we pretended weren’t there…

…the trolls have come creeping

while we were all sleeping.

Trolls on your chair, trolls in your bed –

is anything worse than a troll on your head?

What happens when your house is invaded by trolls – mischievous creatures who do nothing but cause havoc and mayhem? Find out in this zany and charming book which tells you how to get rid of them for good and make your house a troll-free zone!

Book 2 is Day of THE TROLLS!

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It’s the Day of the Trolls: Fart-Fart and all the trolls are back! Join them in the shopping mall where they go wild, causing havoc as they overrun the place. But when they follow sign saying All Trolls – This Way, things turn out very differently to what Flycatcher, Bumscratcher, SnotFace, Squeer and the rest of them expected.

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Both books are highly funny! My 3 year old (pictured) chuckled the whole way through both books, especilly with the words FART and SNOT! I found myself chuckling along with her, especilly when the author said that eating drain-slime, slug stew, squid-eyes-on-toast and Rat-on-a-stick was what the Trolls ate, my daughter’s reaction was priceless 🤣

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These are fun to read with some great tongue twisters, I did trip myself up a couple of times! But what I love the most about these books is that you also  get a FREE downloadable version. This is the first time I have had this with a child’s book, I think it’s a great addition and for the older children that are just starting out reading they can follow along in the book as the narrator reads!

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Lily has loved these books, we have to read them both if this is what she has chosen for her bedtime story. She is entertained throughout (She loves the wiggly worms in book 2 and the two random dummies, she asked if those belonged to the Trolls or the worms) these are amongst a few books where she has asked questions about the story or the pictured, I love that these books have engaged her in both ways.

This is definitely a set of books that I will be recommending to my Mummy and Daddy friends.

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Blog Tour – I Swapped my Brother on the Internet by Jo Simmons.

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I Swapped My Brother on the Internet by Jo Simmons

Illustrator: Nathan Reed

Release Date: 11th January 2018

Genre: MG Humour

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Format: Paperback

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‘I can get a new brother? On the internet?’ Jonny muttered. ‘Oh sweet mangoes of heaven!’

Everyone has dreamed of being able to get rid of their brother or sister at one time or another – but for Jonny, the dream is about to become a reality with SiblingSwap.com! What could be better than someone awesome to replace Ted, Jonny’s obnoxious older brother.

But finding the perfect brother isn’t easy, as Jonny discovers when Sibling Swap sends him a line of increasingly bizarre replacements: first a merboy, then a brother raised by meerkats, and then the ghost of Henry the Eighth! What’s coming next?! Suddenly old Ted isn’t looking so bad. But can Jonny ever get him back?

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36638281-i-swapped-my-brother-on-the-internet

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/I-Swapped-My-Brother-Internet/dp/1408877759

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Jo Simmons began her working life as a journalist. Her first fiction series for children, Pip Street, was inspired by her own kids’ love of funny fiction, and two Super Loud Sambooks followed. In addition to children’s fiction, she co-wrote a humorous parenting book, Can I Give Them Back Now?: The Aargh To Zzzzzz Of Parenting, published by Square Peg. Jo lives in Brighton with her husband, two boys and a scruffy formerly Romanian street dog. I Swapped My Brother on the Internet is her first book for Bloomsbury.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joanna_simmons

Meet the Illustrator.

Nathan Reed has been a professional illustrator since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2000. He has illustrated Christopher Edge’s How to Write Your Best Story Ever and the Elen Caldecott’s Marsh Road Mysteries Series. His most recent picture book is Samson the Mighty Flea by Angela McAllister. He was shortlisted for the Serco Prize for Illustration in 2014. When he’s not illustrating he can be found with his two boys and a football on Peckham Rye Common.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nathanreed_illo

Website: http://www.nathanreedillustration.com/

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Let’s face it, we’e all thought it, swapping our sibling for a “better one” “one we like more” or “one we don’t fight with” but you know you’d miss them in the long run. And have you ever actually ordered something on the internet and it’s exactly as it’ described? When something sounds too good to be true it usually is but we learn the session the hard way and so does Jonny!

This has to be the FUNNIEST book I’ve read to date! You have to feel a little sorry for Jonny, especilly when Henry the 8th’s ghost arrives for the swap! I wouldn’t actually mind the meerkat swap (just don’ tell my mum I said that!)

I loved the illustrations that were within the book, they say a picture says a thousand words and these certainly did 😂 these added to the fun read of this book.

I’ve recommnded this book to my friends and they can’t wait for it to be catalogued at our village library! It’s a fun fast read that has a chuckle a minute. I’d say it’s a 2018 must read for anyone with those annoying siblings and those without. Just be careful what you order!!

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Tour Schedule

(Links Below)

Monday 15th Jan

An Awfully Big Adventure

Tales of Yesterday

Tuesday 16th Jan

Library Girl and Book Boy

Book Lover Jo

Wednesday 17th Jan

Golden Books Girl

Childishly Passionate

Thursday 18th Jan

Kirstyes

Delightful Book Reviews

Friday 19th Jan

A Little But a Lot

Charlotte Somewhere

Saturday 20th Jan

OBC Mini Reviewers

Wee Bit Wordy

Sunday 21st Jan

Cupcake Mumma

Get Kids Into Books

***A great big thanks to Faye for inviting me on this fun Tour!***

Blog Tour Review – Curse of the Werewolf Boy by Chris Priestley.

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Curse of the Werewolf Boy
By Chris Priestley
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Mildew and Sponge don’t think much of Maudlin Towers, the blackened, gloom-
laden, gargoyle-infested monstrosity that is their school. But when somebody
steals the School Spoon and the teachers threaten to cancel the Christmas
holidays until the culprit is found, our heroes must spring into action and solve the crime!
But what starts out as a classic bit of detectivating quickly becomes weirder
than they could have imagined. Who is the ghost in the attic? What’s their
history teacher doing with a time machine? And why do a crazy bunch of
Vikings seem to think Mildew is a werewolf?
Hugely funny, deliciously creepy and action-packed by turns, this brand new
series from Chris Priestley is perfect for 8+ readers who like their mysteries
with a bit of bite. Fans of Lemony Snicket and Chris Riddell will love Curse of the Werewolf Boy.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36150286
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Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curse-WerewolfBoyMaudlin
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Ever since he was a teenager, Chris has loved unsettling and creepy stories. He has fond memories of buying comics like Strange Tales and House of Mystery, watching classic BBC TV adaptations of M.R. James’ ghost stories every Christmas and reading assorted weirdness by everyone from Edgar Allan Poe to Ray Bradbury. He
hopes his books will haunt his readers in the way those writers have haunted him.
Website: http://www.chrispriestleybooks.com/
Twitter:
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Facebook:
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christopherpriestley/
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This book is perfect for this time of year! Spooky but not frightening, it’s a quick read about the funny (although they don’t mean to be) Mildew and Sponge (who even names their kids that?!) Who take it upon themselves to solve the quest of the missing spoon…. yep you read that right….. a missing spoon! This book is a super fun read, I loved the drawings, they really add to the reading of the book.
This is the first book of the author, Chris Priestley’s I have read and if his other books are as good as this…. and it really was good…. then I will definitely be reading more!
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Curse of the Werewolf Boy is available now from all good book retailers. Please make sure to stop by the other blogs that are taking part in this tour.
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Review – Fire Lines by Cara Thurlbourn

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Fire Lines by Cara Thurlbourn

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When your blood line awakens, how do you choose between family and freedom?

Émi’s father used to weave beautiful tales of life beyond the wall, but she never knew if they were true. Now, her father is gone and Émi has been banished to the Red Quarter, where she toils to support herself and her mother – obeying the rules, hiding secrets and suffering the cruelties of the council’s ruthless Cadets.

But when Émi turns seventeen, sparks fly – literally. Her blood line surges into life and she realises she has a talent for magick… a talent that could get her killed.

Émi makes her escape, beyond the wall and away from everything she’s ever known. In a world of watchers, elephant riders and sorcery, she must discover the truth about who she really is. But can the new Émi live up to her destiny?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35581157-fire-lines?from_search=true

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Lines-Cara-Thurlbourn-ebook/dp/B075FTR12K/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1505480503&sr=8-13&keywords=fire+lines

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Cara Thurlbourn writes children’s and young adult fiction. ‘Fire Lines’ is her first novel and it’s a story she’s been planning since she was fifteen years old.

Cara has a degree in English from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University.

She lives in a tiny village in Suffolk and has worked in academic and educational publishing for nearly ten years. Cara blogs about her author journey and in November 2016 she crowdfunded her first children’s book. 10% of its profits are donated to animal rehoming charities.

Cara plans to write at least two more books in the Fire Lines series, as well as a young adult mystery series, and has lots more children’s stories waiting in the wings.

You can sign up for Cara’s newsletter, for giveaways, updates and latest releases, here: http://www.firelines.co.uk

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This is a new to me author so when I was asked to join in the blog tour I did so as we had a review gap and I’m sooo glad I said Yes! It seems that my reading trend has taken a turn and I’m suddenly drawn to the books that hold magic, action and adventure….. and Cara’s book definitely ticked all those boxes for me.

I loved the whole situation about Émi having to hide her magic (i didn’t like how quickly she trusted some people) and how differently each quarter was treated depending on what colour sash they wore on their arm, would have liked a bit more background on that. I enjoyed the darkness about the four cities, it left you guessing how much was actually true and how much was twisted and added to.

For me this book had everything and I highly anticipate book 2 hitting my shelf!!

Actual rating – 3.5

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Follow the other awesome book bloggers on Cara’s book tour 😀

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Review & Giveaway – Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren.

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Title: Prisoner of Ice and Snow (Prisoner of Ice and Snow #1)
Author: Ruth Lauren

Release Date: 7th September 2017

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35382914-prisoner-of-ice-and-snow

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1408872757

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Valor is under arrest for the attempted murder of the crown prince. Her parents are outcasts from the royal court, her sister is banished for theft of a national treasure, and now Valor has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Demidova, a prison built from stone and ice.

But that’s exactly where she wants to be. For her sister was sent there too, and Valor embarks on an epic plan to break her out from the inside.

No one has escaped from Demidova in over three hundred years, and if Valor is to succeed she will need all of her strength, courage and love. If the plan fails, she faces a chilling fate worse than any prison …

An unforgettable story of sisterhood, valour and rebellion, Prisoner of Ice and Snow will fire you up and melt your heart all at once. Perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell, Piers Torday and Cathryn Constable.

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Ruth Lauren lives in the West Midlands in England with her family and a lot of cats. She likes chocolate, walking in the woods, cheese, orchids, going to the movies, and reading as many books as she can. She’s been a teacher and worked in lots of different offices, but she likes writing best. Prisoner of Ice and Snow is her debut novel.

Website: https://www.ruthlauren.com/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ruth__lauren

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ruth_lauren

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A brilliant and touching story about a wonderful sisterly bond that goes above and beyond! This story had me hooked on the very first page, action packed with plenty of life lessons to be learnt for all the characters on some level. 

The author had a great way of describing details in the story that made it easy to imagine what was happening, I felt many chills from the book (maybe that was the Ice) I definitely don’t want to be heading for the child’s prison that’s for sure!! I can’t wait for book 2 (so happy that it won’t be an only book) It’s a great read for all and I will be recommending it to all my friends and telling them to be keeping an eye out for Ruth’s other book as I have a feeling she’s going to be a go to author for me and my friends! 

I give this book a very well deserved 5 thumbs up, please don’t leave us waiting too long for book 2 😀

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 Proof copy of Prisoner of Ice and Snow

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Monday 4th September

Bookish Outsider

Hux Tales

Tuesday 5th September

YA Under My Skin

Book Lover Jo

Wednesday 6th September

PowisAmy

Kirstyes

Thursday 7th September

Library Girl and Book Boy

OBC Mini Reviewers

Friday 8th September

A Bookish Life Blog

Bart’s Bookshelf

Saturday 9th September

Tales of Yesterday

The Book Moo

Sunday 10th September

Rachel Bustin

The Bibliophile Chronicles

Monday 11th September

Minerva Reads

Golden Books Girl

Tuesday 12th September

Live Otherwise

Luna’s Little Library

Wednesday 13th September

An Awfully Big Adventure

Mum Friendly

Thursday 14th September

Emma’s Bookery

Miss Cleveland is Reading

Friday 15th September

Bibliobeth

A Little but a Lot

Saturday 16th September

With Love for Books

Get Kids into Books

Sunday 17th September

Linda’s Book Bag

Fantastic Book Dragon

Thank you to Bloomsbury for the advanced copy and to the lovely Faye for organising and including us on this fab book tour!

 

 

Spy Toys by Mark Powers.

So it would seem that the last week of the holidays is the perfect time for my children to get sick and pass it into everyone in the house, even though i have a million and one things to do….. this post being one for them!! So my heart felt apologies go out to Mark, the wonderful author of this very chuckle-some book and to Faye for organising this great book tour!!
So with me medicated up, a pile of tissues at my side, the kids in a daze on the sofa, let’s get this review live!

 

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Title: Spy Toys: Out of Control (Spy Toys #2)
Author: Mark Powers

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36035921-spy-toys

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0744RCYB9

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Toy Story meets James Bond in the second book in this incredible action-packed series!

Fresh from the success of their first mission, our heroes the Spy Toys – Dan the Snugaliffic Cuddlestar bear, Arabella the Loadsasmiles Sunshine Doll and Flax the custom-made police robot rabbit – are ready for their next task. This time, the secret code that controls every Snaztacular Ultrafun toy has been stolen and all over the world toys are revolting and turning against the children who own them.

Can Arabella disguise herself as a super-sweet little doll in order to find out more from the daughter of Snaztacular’s top scientist? Can Dan and Flax chase down Jade the Jigsaw, the puzzling prime suspect for the robbery? And can they save the day before the mind-controlled toys forget what it means to play nice?

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Author Mark Powers has been making up ridiculous stories since primary school and is slightly shocked to find that people now pay him to do it. As a child he always daydreamed that his teddy bear went off on top secret missions when he was at school, so a team of toys recruited as spies seemed a great idea for a story. He grew up in north Wales and now lives in Manchester. His favourite animals are the binturong, the aye-aye and the dodo. www.spytoysbooks.com

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Website: www.spytoybooks.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mpowerswriter

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Mark Powers where have you been all my life?! Spy Toys: Out of Control has to be one of the funniest books I have read…… ever! This book is a super funny and quick read, I read it in one sitting. We jump right in with the evil Hog Wild and his prisoners over a fiery volcano, the brave Dan, Arabella and Flax come to the rescue crushing Hog Wilds plan but obviously that’s not the only bad guy in the book….. we have Jade the Jigsaw (you’ll never look at a jigsaw the same ever again!) Gemma who’s not exactly what she seems and….. well I won’t spoil the book for you.

I loved  Tim Wesson’s illustrations throughout the book, especially the surgical gown wearing chipmunks!! I felt this was a great addition to the book. I also thought the FREE Toy Spys game app (available on iTunes & Google Play Store) was a great fun addition to this book, it’s the first time I have seen anything like that 🙂 

So if you live a fun and gigle-sim read then Mark Power’s books are definitely for you. Make sure you check him out today!

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Month of Reviews Day 17 – The Ice Dragon.

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An enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series that inspired HBO’s Emmy Award-winning GAME OF THRONES. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon.

From ancient times the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara’s home. And only a winter child―and the ice dragon who loved her―could save her world from utter destruction.

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My daughter picked this up from the library, she’d not started it so I had a quick look and before I knew it I’d finished! It’s a quick read (120 pages) about 7 year Adara, born to the winter she comes across as cold and emotionless with not only the children her age but also her family. The animals of winter are her friends, especially the ice dragon. I loved reading about the bond that forms between these two unexpected friends, friends that go above and beyond for each other.

I have to mention the drawings/sketches in this book, WOW! They are amazing, detailed and mesmerizing. They added a lot to this book for me.

A great read for all….. I was drawn to it because of the author, my daughter because of the content and drawings.

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Month of Reviews Day 16 – Lucy’s Fingley Discovery.

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Get set for…TIME TRAVELLING FUN!
Doing Ordinary Deeds Lovingly Changes Lucy’s Life Forever!
Join Dodl Bear when he visits Lucy’s dream and invites her on a Time Travelling adventure to The Magical World of Fingley, an eco-world where humans, fairies and other curious creatures live.
Funny, Educational, Inspirational and Magical!
Lucy’s Fingley Discovery shows that having responsibilities can be fun!

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When Lucy doesn’t look after her pet hamster Winston properly she gets visited by the magical bear Dodl in her dream. She was suppose to clean out his cage regularly, brush him, and do the basic things all pet owners should, but Lucy soon got bored of Winston and always found an excuse to get out of tiding her room or cleaning out Winston’s cage. So when she met Dodl he took her back to the magical world of Fingley were she soon learns that tidying isn’t so bad after all, but when Winston gives her a big scare she hopes its not to late to start being a good pet owner and keeping everything tidy and helping her mum out around the house. Join Dodl and Lucy on there magical adventure through Fingley which is home to fairies, mermaids and pegacorns.
My favourite part of the story was when Lucy found the little card from Dodl that he’d deliberately left for her on the floor so that when she was cleaning she would find it, on the card was a few lines from the song they sang in Fingley while they were cleaning to make time go a little quicker and to get the job done. I also liked it when Lucy rode Aura the pegacorn across the beach.
 I also enjoyed the activity pages and competitions in the back of the book. The pages also have little decorations which draw your eye, that was a nice little touch.
I love the front cover which is very bright and colourful with Lucy, her pet hamster and her room in the background with Winston’s cage. 
I think the book would have been better if there had been some pictures throughout  the story, the only pictures in the book are the ones with the activities and the map of Fingley at the start. Other than that I thought this was a great read!
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Thank you to Daisa Morgan for sending me a copy of this book and I hope you read the other books in the Fingley series.
And the world of Fingley doesn’t end there!
You can now visit…. yes visit the world of Fingley!
Located in Barton upon Humber, you can eat, visit and  explore Fingley. Whether that be a craft session with ‘Astoria the Pixie’ and ‘Elgiva the Elf’ a play in the soft play centre, tea in the park or even the chance to hold your very own birthday party with them! The choices are endless in the world of Fingley!! 
More detail can be found on their website —> http://www.fingley.com