Bruna De Luca

I'm a reader as well as a writer!

I run a kidlit book blog called My Book Corner. Here are some recent reviews and posts.

The Secret of the Treasure Keepers by A.M. Howell cover

Fans of A.M. Howell will be delighted to dig into her latest middle-grade mystery and uncover her twistiest story yet. It is 1948 and, in the aftermath of WWII, it seems the whole country is caught in the transition between old and new. And this is exactly where we find 12-year-old protagonist Ruth Goodspeed.

Sally Nicholl’s Young Adult novel, The Silent Stars Go By, will whisk you away from the present day to the end of WWI – a time when Christmas was an old-fashioned affair, and societal expectations could be old-fashioned too, especially for young women.

Tamsin Mori uses the atmospheric setting of Shetland to great effect in her magical Middle Grade novel – The Weather Weaver – a story about family and friendship, and weathering the storms that shake those all-important foundations.

Donna Amey Bhatt’s debut non-fiction book How to Spot a Mum embraces and celebrates mothers everywhere, and would make the perfect gift for any mum, seasoned and new, to share with their children. Indeed this original book really does have ingredients that will appeal to both!

The vivid sea setting in Katya Balen’s new middle grade novel The Light of Everything is a captivating character in its own right, and its changeable nature is the perfect backdrop for Zofia’s stormy personality and Tom’s quiet stillness.

The Accidental Stowaway is the perfect read for budding sleuths…so get your skates on (just one will do) and get onboard this transatlantic adventure!

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