Anna Kemp, Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Matt Buckingham, Picture Books, Preschool Books, Uncategorized

Double #bookreview: Bright Stanley by Matt Buckingham and Dogs don’t do Ballet by Anna Kemp

Blurb: Far below the waves a little fish called Stanley lived with the rest of his shoal. They were the brightest, sparkliest fish in the whole of the deep, dark sea. One morning Stanley woke up rather late. 'Coo-ee! It's me-ee!' he called to his friends as usual. But the reef was strangely quiet! EDIE… Continue reading Double #bookreview: Bright Stanley by Matt Buckingham and Dogs don’t do Ballet by Anna Kemp

Adult Fiction Reviews, Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, classic, Fiction, Lewis Carroll, Middle Grade, Primary School reading, Uncategorized, Young Adult

#bookreview: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Blurb: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's… Continue reading #bookreview: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Middle Grade, Philip Reeve, Primary School reading, Sarah McIntyre, Uncategorized

#bookreview: Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Blurb: The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart's desire. Shen and Sika can't resist the chance to win, but competition is fierce. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen… Continue reading #bookreview: Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Childen's fiction, Fiction, Francesca Simon, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Preschool Books, Primary School reading, Tony Ross

#bookreview: ‘Horrid Henry and the Secret Club’ by Francesca Simon and ‘I want to be’ by Tony Ross

Blurb: Four stories about Henry, in which he has to face Nurse Needle for an injection, torments his brother Peter, creates havoc at his birthday party, and plans revenge when Moody Margaret won't let him into her secret club. Review: This was an enjoyable read with lots of laughs and mischief. Easy to read and… Continue reading #bookreview: ‘Horrid Henry and the Secret Club’ by Francesca Simon and ‘I want to be’ by Tony Ross

Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Michael Morpurgo, Middle Grade, Primary School reading, Uncategorized

#bookreview: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Blurb: I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday.Gorgeous new colour illustrations for the best-selling Kensuke's Kingdom. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish,… Continue reading #bookreview: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Jacqueline Wilson, Middle Grade, Primary School reading, Uncategorized

#bookreview: Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson

Blurb: Gemma and Alice were born on the same day and have been devoted best friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter, calmer character, the two are inseparable - until Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland. Gemma is utterly distraught, particularly at the thought that Alice might find… Continue reading #bookreview: Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson

Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Lisa Thompson, Middle Grade, Primary School reading, Uncategorized

#bookreview: The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson

Blurb: The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of THE GOLDFISH BOY. Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest. When Mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn't return, Nate is left alone and afraid, with the dark closing in all… Continue reading #bookreview: The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson