Beyond the Burrow – Jessica Meserve

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beyond the Burrow is a gorgeous picture book which children will love to read! When little rabbit finds a very juicy carrot for breakfast, they tug it out…but with tricky consequences! Rabbit ends up down the wrong hole and needs to find their way home. On this adventure, they meet non-rabbit friends…

Skin Taker – Michelle Paver

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you haven’t already invested yourself into the Wolf Brother series, then I suggest you do! Michelle Paver has created an exciting adventure series steeped in history and mystery. Set in the Stone Age, the series follows Torak, Renn and Wolf through a range of adventures which they need to overcome in order…

The Day The Screens Went Blank – Danny Wallace

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In a time where we are relying on tech more than ever to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as work and learn new skills, Danny’s book feels more relevant than ever! In The Day the Screens Went Blank, we meet Stella and her family who all are addicted to…

Chocolate Milk, X-Ray Specs and Me – Bethany Walker

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Freddy Spicer’s parents are in Outer Castenga (where they farm sprouts) while he is left with Grandad. He is made to eat sprouts EVERY day, but otherwise Freddy quite likes living with him. He is, after all, a brilliant hide and seeker! Although he misses his parents, he writes to them all the time,…

#RecordSmashers Playlist – Jenny Pearson

(Read my original review for The Incredible Record Smashers here) The Incredible Record Smashers is the second hilarious and heart-warming adventure from Jenny Pearson, author and fellow primary school teacher. Her debut The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates was a Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award and is a…

Just Like Me – Louise Gooding

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Just like me is a fantastic non-fiction book which looks at some incredible inspirational figures. In it, we see that despite our difference, we are all special and stereotypes should, and can, be broken! As Louise tells us in the introduction, ‘We are all special, we are all unique, we are all ‘different;…

City of Rust – Gemma Fowler

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In a dystopian future where the world’s rubbish has overflowed and begun being shipped into orbit. ‘The Soup’ orbits the planet, sometimes so thick in places it blocks out the sun. On Earth, Railey lives in Boxville with her gecko, Atti, and her Gran. She dreams of winning the biggest drone race on…

#TeamMina

I read Mina and the Undead earlier in the year and I was absolutely absorbed into this nod to the 90s. As a teen (and probably a little before this…) I was completely obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Amy McCaw’s book was a real throwback to this era whilst still feeling like a…

Show Us Who You Are – Elle McNicoll

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was a huge fan of Elle’s first book, A Kind Of Spark which you can buy here. There’s no surprise that it has recently won the Blue Peter Book Award and it is a book I can highly recommend you not only read, but have in your school for as many children…