Review: the Otherwhere Emporium

This is the final instalment of Ross MacKenzie's enchanting trilogy about a magical shop and the wonderful worlds within. It sees the Nowhere Emporium's globe-trotting black brickwork return to Glasgow, where a mother and daughter step through its door, and find their fates as closely entwined with the Book of Wonders as Daniel Holmes once... Continue Reading →

Review: Corrie’s Curling Capers

The latest in Alison Page's collection about the adventures of an adorable wee West Highland Terrier, Corrie's Curling Capers sees Corrie try her hand at a new sport. This Scottish-themed adventure blends history, culture and competition, as the celebrity Westie learns about her ancestors' experience of the Highland Clearances and gives her Canadian relatives a... Continue Reading →

Review: Inch and Grub

The story of two cavemen who are determined to out-do each other, Inch and Grub was an instant hit in our house. This long-haired duo's contest begins when they start comparing their similarly-basic caves, then they compete with fire, furniture and (in a quick dash through history) pile up carriages, cars, rockets and mobile phones,... Continue Reading →

Review: An Amazing Animal Atlas of Scotland

You could spend hours just gazing at this book's enticing endpapers - but it gets even better inside. Perfectly pitched to engage the youngest of wildlife-lovers, An Amazing Animal Atlas of Scotland is packed with facts that will fascinate and surprise readers - whatever their age. For example, did you know that limpet's teeth are... Continue Reading →

Review: Whit of Whiteleys Wood

This is the story of a little long-eared owl who longs to master the art of flying. Whit tries and tries, but when a practice flight goes badly wrong, she will need both practical help and encouragement from her friends Miss Mouse, Mole and Fox. A gently rhyming story filled with read-along words, endearing characters... Continue Reading →

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