A Kind of Spark – Elle McNicoll

Stars: ***** I’ve seen this book on Twitter for weeks, and finally bought it when it became the Primary School Book Club (@PrimarySchoolBC) book of the month. It has been very highly spoken of, with brilliant reviews. Spoiler: this review is no different! Addie is Scottish, autistic and loves sharks. At school, she loves spending…

MEET THE SUPERS & THE NORMALS! – Sophy Henn

Sophy Henn is an incredible illustrator who is known for her work on past World Book Day designs, as well as the brilliant ‘Bad Nana’. I am here to reveal some brand new characters of hers to you today from her new book: Pizazz! First up we have the ‘Normals’: And then we have the…

Are You Watching? – Vincent Ralph

Stars: ***** To become a serial killer you have to kill at least three people. For the Magpie Man, it was Jess’ mother who became the first victim in his killing campaign. Walking home, taking a shortcut, her mother was murdered. Since then, every 9 months he kills again, carving the number into his victim…

Llama Out Loud – Annabelle Sami

Stars: ***** Yasmin is part of a very LOUD family. She’s quiet and often gets left in the background. Her parents talk. Her aunties talk. Her brothers definitely talk. And Yasmin loves that about them all – the hubbub is what helps her family feel hers. But she’s so quiet that sometimes it feels no-one…

Hate List – Jennifer Brown

Stars: **** Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend was always there for her. To her, he was caring and passionate who allowed her to talk about her true feelings, her likes, her dislikes. So it was as much as a shock to her as it was to everyone else, when 5 months ago he opened fire in their…

Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes – Sophie Deen

Stars: **** Did you know there’s a secret spy agency for children? Asha has just been recruited by them to discover who – or what – is taking down the internet! Luckily, she is a brilliant coder so, despite having to break into one of the biggest company in the world, battle sharks and risk…

Trailblazer: Lily Parr

Trailblazer: Lily Parr the Unstoppable Star of Women’s Football Trailblazer is a non-fiction picture book which depicts the life of Lily Parr. She is one of the most famous female football players of ALL TIME who, along with her team members, kept working to keep women’s football going after the Football Association banned it in…

The Switch Up: LA Exchange – Katy Cannon

Stars: **** In the first ‘Switch Up’ book, Willa and Alice met on their way to summers they weren’t all that excited for. They looked so similar they thought why not…switch! This time around, Alice is excited to be visiting Willa in LA – there’s so much they can see and do. But Willa has…

The Light Hunters – Dan Walker

Stars: ***** For centuries there have been Monster attacks on the villages. A decade ago, there was a Monster attack on Daven, where Lux lives, which killed his family. The Light Hunters are tasked with protecting towns from such attacks, so when the Cerberus escaped, the town held them to account. This mistake turned people…

Monstacademy – Matt Beighton

Stars: **** Trixie is an ordinary girl, but ends up at a school where her classmates are anything but! Monstacademy is a school for all kinds – vampires, werewolves, banshees, ghosts and ghouls – but not usually people as normal as her! In this series of books, we see Trixie face a range of adversaries…