Sharon F. Jones | Children's book blogger

A blog about an aspiring children's author who has views, loves shoes and writes book reviews.

If you’re after a deeply heart-warming, touching and poignant read then The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard is great for junior-aged children. The penultimate book from the award-winning Kingdom of Silk series is delicately illustrated by Stephen Michael King and follows the story of flame-haired Saffron Silk – the daughter of a sprawling and very unconventional family. Set in the Australian countryside, Millard weaves difficult issues in a non-threatening way, but her [&hellip

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At some stage most children long for a pet. Currently, my eldest wants a pug (dream on my darling, dream on), the other year it was guinea pigs. We caved on that one. Plus, we have an ageing cat called Batty, so we have well and truly ticked the pet box. With this in mind, I understand how Stonely, the star of Stonely’s Pet Dinosaur by Naomi Burman-Shine longs for a dinosaur, especially when he [&hellip

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Ahoy my hearties! The Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates – The Leaky Battery Sets Sail by the Blue Peter award-winner Gareth P.Jones (Little Tiger) is a rip-roaring tale which is sure to entertain. The first in the series, it follows the raucous robotic Steampunk Pirates. This fearless crew led by the unpredictable Captain Clockheart are made from iron but are after gold. They rock the high seas robbing and looting from others, that is until [&hellip

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