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 →

Review: Snooze – a helpful guide for sleepy owls

The Roaring Reads gang definitely have room for improvement when it comes to bedtime, so we were looking forward to trying out Eilidh Muldoon's new picture book, Snooze, to find out if this 'helpful guide for sleepy owls' might have some hints to help us drift off. Snooze features a wide-eyed owl, whose efforts to... Continue Reading →

Review: the Siege of Caerlaverock

There are plenty of children's books set in a fantasy version of the Middle Ages - far fewer grounded in reality. Barbara Henderson's The Siege of Caerlaverock is an exception because it is inspired by real events - and it has all the more impact because of that. There may not be dragons, but there... Continue Reading →

Review: Sequin and Stitch

Sequin is bursting with pride in her mum, a seamstress whose work is worn by some of the world's biggest stars, so she is delighted when her mum is asked to make a wedding dress for a princess. But with the honour comes pressure, as mum focuses her efforts on the gown, leaving Sequin to... Continue Reading →

Review: Stay at Home!

Stay at Home! is an uplifting anthology of lockdown-inspired poems and prose for children, by writers based in Scotland. The free collection includes contributions from several of Roaring Reads' favourite children's authors (including Barbara Henderson, Caroline Logan and Justin Davies) so we knew we were in for a treat – and felt extra privileged to... Continue Reading →

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