Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Pizazz by Sophy Henn

Pizazz by Sophy Henn is the first in a fun, new, illustrated series for readers age 7+. Full of superheroes with superpowers, it’s bound to appeal to so many young readers. Most people assume that being a superhero is really cool but Pizazz just doesn’t agree. Her name is embarrassing, she hates her clothes and… Continue reading Pizazz by Sophy Henn

Book Review, Early Reader, Middle Grade Fiction

A Robot Ate My Grandma by Dave Cousins & illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

A Robot Ate My Grandma is the third book in a fun, laugh-out-loud series about a family with a very clever grandmother who invents robots to make their lives easier. In this instalment, Jake and his twin sister, Jess, are taking part in the school performance of Little Red Riding Hood. When they go to… Continue reading A Robot Ate My Grandma by Dave Cousins & illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Knight Sir Louis and the Dreadful Damsel by The Brothers McLeod

Knight Sir Louis and the Dreadful Damsel is a light-hearted romp through a silly save-the-day adventure. Sir Louis is the bravest knight in all the lands. He is modest and calm, even in the most bizarre situations. Living in the kingdom of Squirrel Helm with his trusty mechanical steed, Clunkalot, Sir Louis has a lot… Continue reading Knight Sir Louis and the Dreadful Damsel by The Brothers McLeod

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Orphans of St Halibut’s by Sophie Wills & illustrated by David Tazzyman

The Orphans of St Halibut’s is a wonderfully dark, Dickensian comedy of errors with chapter after chapter of hilarious, twisted escapades. Eight-year-old Herc, big sister Tig and their friend, Stef (along with Pamela the goat) are the only orphans left at St Halibut’s Home for Waifs and Strays in the dreary town of Sad Sack.… Continue reading The Orphans of St Halibut’s by Sophie Wills & illustrated by David Tazzyman

Book Review, Picture Books

Now You See Me. Now You Don’t by Patricia Hegarty & illustrated by Jonny Lambert

Full of gorgeous colours and wonderful animals, this rhyming story is sure to entertain children of all ages. With a new take on the Golden Rule - do to others as you would have them do to you - readers can see how teasing might make others feel and how important it is to be… Continue reading Now You See Me. Now You Don’t by Patricia Hegarty & illustrated by Jonny Lambert

Book Review, Picture Books

Sneaky Beak by Tracey Corderoy & illustrated by Tony Neal

Sneaky Beak is an absolute joy to read! Its bright colours, larger than life characters and silly rhymes combine to create a book full of laughs, giggles and a loud “Oh No!” Bear and Hamster are quite content. They enjoy what they have and the time they spend together. Then, one day, a television advert for… Continue reading Sneaky Beak by Tracey Corderoy & illustrated by Tony Neal

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago de Moraes

A Mummy Ate My Homework is the first book in a fun new time-travel adventure series by Thiago de Moraes, the incredibly creative author and illustrator of The Myth Atlas.  11 year-old Henry loves school and learning. He thinks the summer holidays are boring and he can’t wait to get back to finding out new… Continue reading A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago de Moraes

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Do Not Disturb the Dragons by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Sharon Davey

Girls can do anything and Grace is determined to prove it! Never mind the rules – 947 of them to be precise – telling her all of the things she can’t do! Do not climb the castle turrets, do not lie to the king, do not stay in the bath until your skin goes wrinkly… Continue reading Do Not Disturb the Dragons by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Sharon Davey

Illustrated Fiction

Annalynn the Canadian Spy by Shawn Robinson

Annalynn the Canadian Spy: Terrible Tissues by Shawn Robinson is a slightly wacky and 100% fun Canadian mystery! This early chapter book for age 7+ is a welcome taste of home for Canadians living in the UK! 10-year-old Annalynn is just going about her everyday life and trying to look after her poorly family when,… Continue reading Annalynn the Canadian Spy by Shawn Robinson