Marshmallow Pie the Cat Superstar

by Clara Vulliamy reviewed by Mia Macrossan Any cat lover will adore this story about Marshmallow Pie, a big fluffy independent cat who is now living in a small flat with his new human, a young girl called Amelia Lime. Pie is a very posh cat with a very long name and he thinks a … Continue reading Marshmallow Pie the Cat Superstar

The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

by Matilda Woods reviewed by Bryani-Rose, age 11 Eleven-year old Oona Britt is from Nordlor, the village of one thousand ships. She lives with her father, mother and six sisters.  Oona is very unlike her sisters, instead of wanting to marry a prince, travel South and look fantastic all the time, she wants to go … Continue reading The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

A Home for Luna

by Stef Gemmill illustrated by Mel Armstrong reviewed by Mia Macrossan This beautifully illustrated picture book centres on Luna, a domesticated cat who is washed up on a strange shore after escaping from danger at home. Exhausted she naps on the rocks while a group of penguins fish around her. Cautiously she makes friends with … Continue reading A Home for Luna

The Time of Green Magic

by Hilary McKay reviewed by Mia Macrossan Hilary McKay is a popular writer in the UK who has won  the Costa Children's Book Award for The Skylarks' War, the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. She is one of … Continue reading The Time of Green Magic

Joy

by Jasmeen Ismail illustrated by Jenni Desmond reviewed by Kerry Neary It’s the illustration rather than the title that foretells the whimsy in Joy.  The cover picture is a spirited kitten chasing a ball of string across the page as it unravels across the page. Most of the story is told through the illustrations with … Continue reading Joy