The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale – by Daniel Thompson (Illustrated by Connor Edwards)

*I received a free copy of this book.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* In this book that you hold, a true story unfolds, Of a Christmas not too long ago. Where I’m lead to believe, on a cold Christmas eve, Three Siblings played out in the snow. As all children … Continue reading The Christmas Tale of Elaine Gale – by Daniel Thompson (Illustrated by Connor Edwards)


Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library – Chris Grabenstein

Blurb:  Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games - board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most famous and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the town's brand-new super library that is as much a home … Continue reading Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library – Chris Grabenstein

Minishine Reviews #4 (feat. Babybow)

It's been a while since I last posted a Minishine review, but Bow has forced my hand this week by demanding the same two stories so repetitively that eventually his doting big sister concluded that he MUST want to review them.  As he is just a baby of course, she has kindly offered to speak … Continue reading Minishine Reviews #4 (feat. Babybow)

Phoenix Down – Catherine Weaver

*I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.* Phoenix Down is the sequel to Gold Dust, by the author Catherine Weaver, and set in the real and also mythical Island of California. Blurb: Alex is just settling in to a relaxing Spring Break when a leprechaun appears at her … Continue reading Phoenix Down – Catherine Weaver

Minishine Reviews #2

Minishine has demanded I post another of her 'book stories where I tell people what they have to read'.  I fear the excitement of someone buying a book based on her recommendation has gone to her head slightly, and she now believes she can influence the reading habits of the nation.  I figured, why not?  … Continue reading Minishine Reviews #2

Gold Dust – Catherine Weaver

*Non-disclaimer!  I bought this book with some of my birthday money back in Feb, so can honestly say that my review is unaffected by the free copy I received in exchange for an honest review.* This novel is technically a children's book, but like many since C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, makes a great light … Continue reading Gold Dust – Catherine Weaver