Our Featured Debut this month is the enchanting middle-grade novel by Skye McKenna - Hedgewitch.
Hedgewitch is a gorgeous fantasy story peppered with beautiful illustrations by Tomislav Tomic. We recommend it for readers 8+ and fans of Nevermoor, The Worst Witch and The Dark Is Rising.
Toppsta's early readers have given the book 5 stars, describing it as "full of magic, friends and fun" and "a spell binding read full of evil magical folk and good witches".
We love this review from Molly, aged 8:
"I really really love this book. It is about a girl whose mum goes missing 7 years before she runs away to find her mum. Cassie gets chased by some goblins and a flying broom and a cat help her. They take her to her Aunt where she finds out she is, and her family are Hedgewitches. She then trains to become one! I love witch stories and I really liked Cassie. I couldn't stop reading the book. It has such gorgeous pictures in it too. Such a wonderful book."
Molly had the chance to ask Skye some questions about reading, writing and magic. Check out their wonderful Q&A below.You can also read an extract here and download some excellent teachers' resources here.