About me

My name’s Kayleigh, and I’ve never really grown up. I mean, I have a job and everything – I work as a content editor for a defence company – but am I really the only one to want to stick my head in the sand and pretend I’m still a teenager? Without the awkwardness, obviously. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I’ve never grown out of children’s books. At university I wrote my dissertation on a comparison of disability in children’s books in the 20th and 21st centuries. I devoured The Hunger Games and The Fault in Our Stars, and many more. My obsession with children’s fiction has only got worse since the arrival of my nieces and nephews, and I’ve quickly established myself as the go-to aunt for a massive pile of books and the accompanying silly voices. Caitlin is 5, Lewis is 4, Harrison is 1 and Vanessa is nine months old.

My aim for this blog is to review as many books classed as being for children as possible, from 0-17. While reviewing isn’t something I’m used to doing (and I would therefore be very grateful for feedback), I’d love to be of some use to anyone at all in choosing a book their child will love to read. When applicable, I’m planning to use my nieces and nephews as guinea pigs to test their reaction. I’m all too aware that adult reactions can (and often do) differ wildly from children’s. I’m also planning on keeping my eye on any book events out there, from World Book Day to children's book awards and prizes.

I'm aiming to write at least 1 post a week, sometimes more. Keep an eye on my Goodreads widget to see what may be coming up next. I hope to be as useful as possible while reading the books I love, so if you have a recommendation or you'd like me to add anything, just shout! I'm also always looking for new things to review, so if you are a recently published writer wanting to increase publicity for your book, I'd love to help!

Some of my favourites:

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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