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A Fatal Family Secret By Samantha Marks

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

On the first day of high school, Kayleigh wishes she could be taller, curvier, and cooler. 58 more words

Jessamyn Prince

Happy 750th Birthday!

When a year forms not only the centenary of First World War campaigns, but also commemorates at least two other famously bloody battles (Agincourt, Waterloo), it is cheering to discover that… 465 more words


Petlandia by Peter Hannan

When the Finkelblurts, the humans who live in the same house as the cat, Madame Wigglesworth, bring home a dog named Grub, Madame Wigglesworth is NOT pleased.  216 more words

Children's Books

Bad Children of History #5

Today’s googly-eyed bad children come from Childe Harold’s A Child’s Book of Abridged Wisdom (San Francisco: Paul Elder and Co, 1905).

What, exactly, were imps and young degenerates doing around the turn of the 20th century? 236 more words

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The Mind Traveller series book 2, The Witch’s Shadow, will be published on Amazon and Kindle on 4th June.  To give you a flavour of Rosie’s adventures into Mind Space here is a short description and an extract from Chapter 2 of The Mind Traveller. 581 more words

James McKenna

Discussion of the week: Should death feature in children's books?

I was discussing plans for The Solstice Series (the second part of The Equinox Series) with my writing partner and we reached an impasse. 487 more words


The Wonder of Wonderful Books: by Katya Scewczuk

Books, books, books. Ever since I was a young girl books have been a huge part of my life. I didn’t have many friends when I was young, so the characters in books became my friends and took me on all kinds of adventures. 1,248 more words

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