Song of the Far Isles – Nicholas Bowling

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oran’s home is the far isle of Little Drum. Here, music is everything to everyone; they live and breathe music. They are each born with an instrument which, when they play, their ancestors – ghasts – listen to the beautiful music they create. When the Red Duchess, who rules over on the mainland,…

The Most Important Animal of All – Penny Worms

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written in a narrative style, this is the tale of a class looking at which animal they think is the most important animal of all, after learning all about them in the classroom. With seven different animals focused on, not only will children learn about different creatures, but they’ll find out all about…

Wave Riders – Lauren St John

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wave Riders is the story of twins Jess and Jude Carter, who live their dream sailing from one exotic location to the next. Alongside their guardian, Gabriel, they have the time of their lives. However, when Gabe vanishes and they encounter a storm that will change their lives forever. They are left penniless…

The Cartoons That Came to Life – Tom Ellen

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finn and his parents have just moved from owning a cafe in Cornwall – where his Dad cooks amazing food – to a town where Finn isn’t happy and feels as though he is alone. He’s yet to make any friends at school and is often in trouble for drawing comics and cartoons…

What’s In Your Heart Today? – Louise Bladen

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Discussing a range of emotions for children, this is a book which will help discussing how you’re feeling, as well as accepting that it is okay to feel a range of emotions. Using simple meditation, it promotes how to resolve your own emotional conflict as well as find peace within yourself. Today,…

Mooncat and Me – Lydia Corry

Pearl is starting a new school, as she is also moving house. It’s a lot of change in her life which is making her feel scared and anxious. When Mooncat arrives, Pearl feels some of her worries start to abate when he takes her exploring. This is the perfect book to discuss worries and anxieties….

A Dinosaur Ate My Sister – Pooja Puri

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a funny, laugh-out loud book which will have children gripped form start to finish! Esha is a genius inventor who is always coming up with amazing new ideas. She desperately wants to win the Brain Trophy, which is awarded to the best invention. This year she is convinced she will win…

Frog vs Toad – Ben Mantle

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In this hilarious picture book, Frog and Toad are at odds. A frog is a frog, and a toad is a toad. When they are mistaken by a fly to be the same, they are both furious and begin to argue about who is better and why. But when they are visited by…

The Astonishing Future of Alex Nobody – Kate Gilby Smith

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alex Nobody, is nobody special. Except her whole life there have been strange people and crowds gathered wherever she goes. Looked after by her Uncle, Alex lives an ordinary life. For most of it, she has been taught at home by him but now, she’s decided she wants to go to school so…

The Screen Thief – Helen Docherty & Thomas Docherty

This is a fantastic book which really highlights how screens can take over our lives. The Snaffle is a wonderful character; I loved how she was so harmless yet seen as such a threat! Everyone in the city is not happy that their screens are being destroyed and going missing, but the lonely Snaffle just…