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Sŵn shines brighter than ever

by Gareth Rees The iconic Sŵn festival made a welcome return to Cardiff this year and it was legendary. The festival spanned three days, from Friday the 15th of October to Sunday the 17th of October and featured 77 different artists including two secret sets. It was a special weekend in which independent artists and […]

A midwinter disaster in the form of a huge meteorite strike destroys the forest and tumbles Renn, Torak and Wolf into a desolate world.

Book Review: The Last Bear

By Emily Price. This powerfully written debut novel by Hannah Gold follows young April and her father on a journey to the Arctic Circle. Bear Island was once home to polar bears but years of climate change and melting ice caps have stopped the majestic bears from making it to their winter habitation.   April’s meteorologist father is tasked with spending six months on the […]

Book Review: Girl. Boy. Sea.

By Emily Price Shortlisted for the Cilip Carnegie Medal 2020, Girl. Boy. Sea will immerse you in a story of survival on an unpredictable and never-ending ocean. Author Chris Vick keeps tension going throughout the book with honest detail as to what it would take to cling to life whilst stranded at sea. This middle grade book will have you racing through the pages at top speed, […]

Book Review: October, October

By Emily Price Released in September 2020, October, October is a beautifully descriptive middle grade novel about a girl who lives a wild and isolated life in the woods with her father. The book envelopes you with its vivid details of the picturesque woodland where October has spent most of her life, cut off from society. October is a heroine full of guts and furious bravery who learns that there is a place for her in the world beyond […]

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