PSA: Howl’s Moving Castle Illustration Competition

Fantastic news! The Folio Society has chosen Howl’s Moving Castle for their book illustration competition. The longlist has been posted, and voting is open until February 25th, 2019.

I highly recommend looking at the art. The 25 longlisted artists have a variety of styles and takes on events and characters, and it is fascinating to see how many ways there are to depict favourite scenes. The colour! The art!

And – well. Howl’s Moving Castle. What a story <3

We are Back!!!

The Book Wars has been experiencing technical difficulties for the past month and almost a half but we are back on track now. The future has infinite possibilities and, most importantly, the books promise to be amazing. We hope you will hang around and discuss books with us. See you soon!

Review: A Dastardly Plot by Christopher Healy

Review: A Dastardly Plot by Christopher Healy

This autumn, Christopher Healy, author of the Hero’s Guide books—which made me chuckle uncontrollably in public—released the first novel in an all-new rollicking Middle Grade series: A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem: A Dastardly Plot. It’s 1883—the Age of Invention! In the back of an unassuming New York City pickle shop, twelve-year-old Molly Pepper […]

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos and Hildegarde Serle (Translator)

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos and Hildegarde Serle (Translator)

Hardcover, 468 pages Published September 25th 2018 by Europa Editions Source: Editor Disclaimer: It is 2:15 a.m. and I am only partially responsible for the following. The majority of the responsibility goes to the night. So, this is the back copy of A Winter’s Promise:   Where once there was unity, vastly different worlds now exist. Over […]

First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by Sandra Neil Wallace,  Rich Wallace(Contributor), Agata Nowicka (Contributor)

First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace(Contributor), Agata Nowicka (Contributor)

Hardcover, 96 pages Published September 4th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher First Generation collects (as the cover so helpfully states) a group of 36 people who weren’t born in America but chose to make it their home. In one page spreads, the volume explores how these individuals have contributed to America economy […]

Picture Book Reviews Galore!

Picture Book Reviews Galore!

Crafty Llama by Mike Kerr,  Renata Liwska (Illustrations) Hardcover, 32 pages Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books Source: Publisher Extremely adorable. A gentle book that celebrates craft and friendship. Kids who like animals are bound to love this book about making things, having friends, and being warm. Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience […]