Review: Happy Sad

When Toby finds a mermaid stranded in a rockpool, he wants to help, so takes her to stay with his family.  He does everything he can to make sure that she feels at home, from giving her the paddling pool (even adding salt to the water) to singing to her and rocking her to sleep... Continue Reading →

Review: the Colourful Moo

A moo is surely the very essence of a coo, so life is tricky for Sue the Highland cow, who - despite a whole host of surprises - simply can’t muster one. From suffering through a storm, to slipping on a cow pat and being buried in a snowdrift, it seems that nothing can shock... Continue Reading →

Review: the Rewilders

The last place Esme wants to spend the holiday weekend is stuck at her Gran’s house in the middle of nowhere, but with mum away working, she resigns herself to boredom. Gran, however, has other plans. She needs Esme to help her put right a terrible mistake - and she has roped in Esme’s fiery... Continue Reading →

Seven Stories: Alex Mullarky

We're delighted to welcome debut author Alex Mullarky to Roaring Reads, to tell us about the stories behind the story, The Sky Beneath the Stone. We were captivated by this book, which is filled with folklore, adventure and characters you can't help but root for, in one of the most original magical worlds we've ever... Continue Reading →

Seven stories: Victoria Williamson

In our regular Q&A, we ask a Scottish author to share some stories about their own life. This month, we are delighted to welcome Victoria, author of the acclaimed The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle, whose spine-tingling new book Hag Storm is a must-read for lovers of spooky stories or Robert Burns. Victoria on... Continue Reading →

Review: Secrets of the Last Merfolk

The Christmas holidays are not looking promising for Finn (forced on a cabin break with his workaholic dad and irritating stepmum) and Sage (who's trying to muster enthusiasm for another knitted present) but when they hear the eerie sound of singing and spot strange figures swimming in the icy sea – everything changes. The children... Continue Reading →

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