Our Top Ten Posts of 2014

We look back on the ten most popular posts of 2014 on Adventures With Words. Continue reading “Our Top Ten Posts of 2014”

The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists

It’s not long now until the winners of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize will be announced. In case you didn’t know, there are three categories – Best Picture Book, Best Fiction for 5-12s, and Best Book for Teens, plus an overall winner too. The winning books and authors will be announced on 3rd April when the category winners will receive £2,000, plus an additional £3000 going to the overall winner.

I thought I’d point out a few of my highlights from the three shortlists, to guide you in the right direction… Continue reading “The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists”

Review: Geek Girl by Holly Smale

geekgirlHarriet Manners knows a lot of things.

  • Cats have 32 muscles in each ear
  • Bluebirds can’t see the colour blue
  • The average person laughs 15 times a day
  • Peanuts are an ingredient of dynamite

But she doesn’t know why nobody at school seems to like her.  So when she’s offered the chance to reinvent herself, Harriet grabs it.  Can she transform from geek to chic? Continue reading “Review: Geek Girl by Holly Smale”