A Kind Of Spark by Elle McNicoll is the Waterstones’ Children’s Book Of The Month!


​We have some excellent news for you! The beautiful and heartwarming middle grade novel, A Kind Of Spark, by Elle McNicoll has been made the October Waterstones Children’s Book Of The Month! We are beyond proud of you Elle and the amazing people at Knights Of who helped to make this happen.

A Kid of Spark tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there’s more to the story of these ‘witches’, just like there is more to hers.

Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard? A story about friendship, courage and self-belief, perfect for fans of The Goldfish Boy.

Waterstones’ review:

When Addie decides to memorialise the victims of the historic witch trials that took place in her hometown, she hopes to change the way her neighbours see her. Beautifully judged and peppered with wit and compassion, A Kind of Spark is truly inspirational reading.

​You can purchase a special foil gold edition of the book from: Waterstones, Foyles, Hodges Figgis, and Hatchards now!

Stop motion animation reference: Make Film Play.