Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Fierce, Fearless and Free by Lari Don & illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon

Fierce, Fearless and Free is a wonderful collection of powerful girls in myths and legends from around the world. From Armenia to Lithuania to Scotland to Mexico to China to Siberia, heroines in thirteen tales from across the globe will inspire children with their strength and wit. There is something for everyone and plenty to… Continue reading Fierce, Fearless and Free by Lari Don & illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon

Activity Books, Book Review

Supertato Sticker Book by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

The Supertato Sticker Book by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet is a fun accompaniment to the Supertato picture book series. If you haven’t read the adventures of this veggie superhero, you absolutely must get your hands on them! They tell the story of Supertato, a brave potato who regularly saves the day in the supermarket.… Continue reading Supertato Sticker Book by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Monster Slayer: A Beowulf Tale by Brian Patten

Monster Slayer: A Beowulf Tale, written by Brian Patten and illustrated by Chris Riddell, is a wonderfully horrible retelling of the classic tale of Anglo Saxon hero, Beowulf, and the gruesome monsters he defeats.  When Grendel attacks the village, it seems like there is nothing the people can do to stop him. Then, one day, the… Continue reading Monster Slayer: A Beowulf Tale by Brian Patten

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

How to be Extra-Ordinary written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande & illustrated by Annabel Tempest

How to be Extra-Ordinary is a fascinating non-fiction book written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande & illustrated by Annabel Tempest. Telling the stories of 15 incredible people from around the world, this book will inspire children and adults alike. Each double-page spread features one amazing person from the last century. Some are quite recognisable, such as Sir… Continue reading How to be Extra-Ordinary written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande & illustrated by Annabel Tempest

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook

I loved this Robin Hood style story in which an unlikely hero steals from the rich (including the tyrannical king) to help those who are struggling in the community. Is this right? Is this wrong? Will good win in the end?  Chaya, Noor and Neel have to be true to themselves to find the answers.… Continue reading The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook