Getting totally hooked on a book, and then discovering there are more in the series is a moment of pure joy don't you think?
With that in mind I've put together a list of my favourite, recent MG series with the aim of introducing you to some new and exciting books.
Feel free to add your recent discoveries in the comment section below.
Who are the best & worst teachers in children's fiction? They do have a very real impact don't they?!
Pamela Butchart, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015, has done it all - picture books, middle grade books. I'm absolutely delighted that she has popped in to My Book Corner to share her teacher picks ... her top five best AND worst of the fictional teachers are right here, what a treat!!
Hugest welcome to Robin Stevens, the detective mind behind an MG series that is becoming HUGELY popular amongst this age group ... and one or two adults too!
Murder Most Unladylike and Arsenic For Tea feature Daisy and Hazel, two young sleuths who find themselves embroiled in a murder mystery plot. Their third adventure, First Class Murder (click link to pre-order), is soon to be released.
It is totally a thing.
Colouring books are not just for kids. Official. It's the new kind of therapy that many are turning to. Such a useful way to fill snippets of time, whilst providing the mind with time and space to pause and relax.
These are my top ten recommendations for adult colouring books - from forests, to zentangling, to Benedict Cumberbatch ... go grab your crayolas!! Totally recommended for switching off and delving into your creative side. They make pretty cute presents too!