Book Review, Early Reader

The Hat Full of Secrets by Karl Newson & illustrated by Wazza Pink

The Hat Full of Secrets is an absolutely delightful adventure with Henry Pepper and his grandad. The story grabs readers’ interest right from the start. Henry has a secret! What could it be? Will he tell us? Henry gives hints but won’t reveal what he’s hiding. When Grandad tells him to “keep it under his… Continue reading The Hat Full of Secrets by Karl Newson & illustrated by Wazza Pink

Book Review, Early Reader

Mirabelle Gets Up to Mischief by Harriet Muncaster

Mirabelle is half fairy, half witch and completely full of fun! There’s nothing she likes more than her witchy magic and being a little bit naughty. The cousin of the wonderful vampire fairy, Isadora Moon, Mirabelle is full of all the mischief children love! Young readers will delight in this new story. Mirabelle is asked… Continue reading Mirabelle Gets Up to Mischief by Harriet Muncaster

Book Review, Early Reader, Middle Grade Fiction

Noodle the Doodle by Jonathan Meres & illustrated by Katy Halford

Noodle the Doodle is a brilliantly fun summer story! There’s a new member of the class – Noodle the dog. He’s a bit silly and a bit of a troublemaker but the class loves him. He joins in with all of their adventures and makes everyone laugh. When a class trip to the seaside is… Continue reading Noodle the Doodle by Jonathan Meres & illustrated by Katy Halford

Book Review, Early Reader, Middle Grade Fiction

The Peculiar Thing with the Pea by Kaye Umansky & illustrated by Claire Powell

Young readers will love this new take on the traditional story, The Princess and the Pea. Pete is 11 years old and his mother, the Queen, has decided it’s time to find him a suitable bride. Pete is horrified! All he wants to do is play football and have adventures around the castle. Apparently, the… Continue reading The Peculiar Thing with the Pea by Kaye Umansky & illustrated by Claire Powell

Book Review, Early Reader, Middle Grade Fiction

Mr Dog and a Deer Friend by Ben Fogle with Steve Cole & illustrated by Nikolas Ilic

In this fifth book in the series, Mr Dog is back helping animals in need. Whenever there’s an animal who needs a friend, he is always happy to lend a hand! In this adventure mystery, Mr Dog finds a sweet young deer in trouble. After rescuing her, he does all he can to help her… Continue reading Mr Dog and a Deer Friend by Ben Fogle with Steve Cole & illustrated by Nikolas Ilic

Book Review, Early Reader

The Pharaoh’s Curse by Holly Webb & illustrated by Sarah Lodge

The Pharaoh’s Curse is the second book in the Museum Kittens series by Holly Webb. In this charming story, four little kittens love living in the museum and want to protect the special treasures housed there. One day a new item arrives in the Egyptian Gallery – a piece of papyrus from the Book of… Continue reading The Pharaoh’s Curse by Holly Webb & illustrated by Sarah Lodge

Book Review, Early Reader

Luna by Holly Webb & illustrated by Jo Anne Davies

Luna is a beautiful, Christmassy story about protecting animals and being true to what we believe is right. Hannah and her family are visiting the Christmas markets in Dresden, Germany. As they wander around, taking in all of the wonderful sights and smells, they come across a stall selling the loveliest carved decorations. The stallholder… Continue reading Luna by Holly Webb & illustrated by Jo Anne Davies

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, Early Reader

The Secret Kitten and Other Tales by Holly Webb

The Secret Kitten and Other Tales is a wonderful treasury of three of Holly Webb’s lovely stories of friendship, family and trust. The Brave Kitten The Secret Kitten Sammy the Shy Kitten Join Helena, Lucy and Emma as they learn how to care for kittens and form such special relationships with them. With actual information… Continue reading The Secret Kitten and Other Tales by Holly Webb

Book Review, Early Reader

Rocket Boy by Katie Jennings & illustrated by Joe Lillington

Rocket Boy shows just how much children can achieve when left alone with their imagination and a very big cardboard box! Like a slightly more grown-up “Whatever Next” by Jill Murphy, Rocket Boy is an exciting space adventure with a trusty sidekick. Callum is an absolute gold-mine of facts about the universe. He is always… Continue reading Rocket Boy by Katie Jennings & illustrated by Joe Lillington