• When Dan Starkey, Belfast-based PI, is hired to find Billy “the Bear” Doherty by his mother Moira, a former political activist, he knows that it will be a difficult task. Billy is a known criminal with a penchant for taking drugs, last heard of in Londonderry, the seat of where the “Troubles” began: a city […]

  • Have you ever been drawn into a story so deeply that you forget where you are? This is one of those compelling reads. When the luxury yacht Lady K is repossessed in Lisbon to be returned to Reykjavik, she arrives home with no passengers or crew aboard. Aegir, who works for the repossession company, his […]

  • Violet and the Hidden Treasure is the second book in this fabulous series by Harriet Whitehorn. Violet and her Godmother Celeste go on holiday to India where she visits a beautiful palace and meets the Maharajah who lives there. The Maharajah and Violet get on well straight away and Violet is very taken with his […]

  • We love the Animal Stories from Holly Webb and were thrilled to be asked to take part in the 30 days of Holly Webb tour to celebrate Holly’s 30th book in this series. In The Secret Kitten, Lucy and her brother have moved to live with their Granny. Lucy finds the move daunting, especially when […]

  • This is my Rock is the story of a goat who does not want to share. The goat has his own rock and doesn’t want to share it with anyone. He spends all of his time making sure that everyone knows that it is his rock and no one else can go there. However, when […]

  • I am delighted to welcome Curtis Jobling to Bookbabblers today, as part of the Haunt: Dead Wrong blog tour. Please tell us a little about yourselfI’m an author and illustrator, and for many years I worked in animation and film. I’ve been lucky enough to work on Wallace & Gromit and The Wrong Trouser, while […]

  • Romans on the Rampage is the latest book by Jeremy Strong. It is set in Ancient Rome and follows Perilus, an eleven year old Roman boy who is obsessed with chariot racing. Perilus dreams that one day he will ride in the Circus Maximus, but in the meantime he must make do with a makeshift […]

  • Spider Sandwiches was one of our favourite books last year and we were thrilled to receive a copy of Dragon Jelly, which is the second book by Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra. Max is having a monster party to celebrate his birthday and it is full of ‘goo-licious’ food to eat. There are insects galore […]

  • It is Christmas eve and the little dino-tots are asleep in bed when a strange green and scaly creature falls down the chimney. All of a sudden, there is chaos and the creature starts eating the tree and opens up the presents. Once he has finished, he moves onto the next house leaving a trail […]