BOOKBLOG: Caroline Baxter

Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane: fun, inspiring, new!


“Join Pilot Jane, a fun and fearless airline captain, as she travels the world with her best friend Rose, a high-speed passenger jet. Together Jane and Rose have exciting adventures and form a perfect team, delivering their passengers safely to destinations as far afield as Alaska and Australia. But when disaster strikes and Rose falls ill, Jane is paired with ‘lean, mean flying machine’ Mighty Mitch. Can she still get the Queen to her party on time? Featuring a clever and courageous heroine, this action-packed rhyming story celebrates ‘Girl Power’ and shows what you can achieve if you work together. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for take-off!”

I was emailed a while back and asked to be involved in the blog tour for this wonderful book – perfect for KS1! I happily accepted and I am so glad. This book went down a storm with the girls at school! I took it in to school to read to the girls in KS1 and it is incredible how many of them didn’t even know girls could be pilots! It’s important to break down stereotypes early on! 


This book is wonderfully illustrated and it’s fun! It highlights so many wonderful ideas – working together is better than working against each other (Mitch learns this!), the power of determination (Jane is a lovely example of this!) and that women are awesome. It’s great for girl power! Girls, go out there and be whatever you want!

Thank you so much Faye from Big Sunshine Books for sending me a review copy of this book! 


Want to see what the rest of the bloggers thought of it? Check out the rest of the book tour!

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Author Information

Caroline Baxter lives in Oxford with her husband and two young children. From an early age she always had her nose in a book – and now does so for a living! Caroline grew up in South Wales and, after graduating with a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University, held a variety of management roles at UK universities including, most recently, at the University of Oxford. The Bear Cub Bakers, her first book, was written while on maternity leave with her daughter. Her second book,Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane, was published recently on International Women’s Day (8 March 2017). Caroline loves travelling, yoga, baking (and eating) cake, dogs, days out and snuggling up with a good story.

Information about the Book
Author: Caroline Baxter
Illustrator: Izabela Ciesinska
Release Date: 8th March 2017
Publisher: Big Sunshine Books
Format: Paperback
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