I think it’s about time that we made another reading list. This list is greatly inspired by the sun that has finally decided to shine on us, so our minds are now set on holiday and travel! That being said, we’ve also included some great books for the kids!



Burt's Shirt By Surjit Kaur Ratour 


Burt loves his shirt even though it is dirty. He wants everyone to love it as much as he does. But then his mum does something terrible....

Burt's Shirt is a story about being accepted for who we are.


A fantastic read for any child! Though, you may be finding less laundry every week!



Gladstones by MJ Manley


Buddy grows into a beautiful woman but no ordinary woman, as she is half human, half insect... a butterfly. Realising her destiny to become everyone's saviour, she has to fight to take over the power of her three worlds. She is the feisty heroine to this novel.

Buddy constantly battles not only with her own emotional journey but also to save her own kind and the human beings she has had to learn to grow and live with. Constantly soul searching to find herself but also on a quest to stop her three worlds colliding. Buddy must also fight the forces that could destroy all that she has finally learnt to love and within these realms finally has she found true love?


Another new read from a debut author! If you want an engaging fantasy, this is the one for you!



Great Grandma Joins the Circus By Lois Davis


A charming quintessentially English children's tale about the time when The Great Alfredo Macaroni and The Great Randolpho Ravioli's most spectacular circus show on earth came to the quaint little village of Howdoyoudo. Much to the amazement of Mincemeat - the food-loving and baking-mad ginger cat - and his and Great Grandma's friends and relatives, Great Grandma becomes the evening's great surprise and star of the show. For Great Grandma, it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fulfil one of her life's ambitions: to become a flying trapeze artist.


This is the book everyone’s children should read. It spreads a wonderful message of kindness, an inspiring book indeed!



By Way of the Moon By Bernard Philips


Roland Lapiere - narcissist, sadist and a petty-minded psychopath, who conspires to his boss', Sir Simon Stratford's spectacular fall from grace.

As well as having a dab hand in his boss' divorce proceedings -- to add insult to injury -- he also marries Sir Simon's ex-wife, before settling in to a life of debauchery abroad, with his blissfully ignorant alcoholic new wife. 
George Wilson and David Westwood - ex army soldiers, are on a covert mission to keep Roland under scrutiny, on orders of their client, Sir Simon Stratford.

A story about universal justice, written by Bernard Anthony Philips and published by Olympia Publishers, it tells of jealousy, hate and greed, balanced out by camaraderie, love and the sorrow felt when the innocent and loved ones die.




Travels in Colour by Kelly Boyson


We know it’s not technically a ‘read’ but we couldn’t miss this off our list!

Colour in the lands we all know so well. Not only is it fun, it’s extremely therapeutic.
We’ve already finished our first book and we’re doing it all again now, with different colouring patterns. Great for children and adults.



Billy’s Search for the Healing Well by Helen Burke


Helen Burke's new book, Billy's Search for the Healing Well, is a magical tale of fairies, leprechauns, rat-boys and ghostly pirates, and is guaranteed to enchant readers of all ages.

When young Billy wakes up feeling seasick on a ship in the middle of the sea, he is at a loss to know what has happened. Slowly. the memory returns of him running away from his gran's house to travel to Ireland in search of the mysterious Healing Well she has told him about.

Billy is about to enter a magical land, full of strange and threatening creatures. when he reaches Ireland.

Helen Burke's magical tale of fairies, leprechauns, rat-boys and ghostly pirates will enchant readers of all ages.



All the above are available on our website, along with Amazon, Foyles, Waterstones, Barnes and Noble and many other stores!


Let us know if you enjoyed them and tell us what’s on your reading list at the moment?