Britannica All New Encyclopaedia – Edited by Christopher Lloyd

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Edited by Christopher Lloyd, he has worked with over 100 experts in order to compile a fantastic resource for children. Covering a huge range of topics (as all good encyclopaedia’s do), I can see this being a brilliant book for any classroom! It’s jam-packed with a variety of exciting themes; I really enjoyed…

Spells and Secrets – Katy Birchall

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Morgan Charmley tries to live life as normally as possible, which is quite tricky to do when you’re spending your time hiding your magical powers. It’s also made even harder when her best friend Owen is a warlock who insists on playing pranks! Then, it becomes even harder. Morgan finds herself on the…

The Call – Peadar O’Gulin

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book has sat on my shelf for a while; as it has a sequel I wanted to read it at a time when I could go straight on to the second book and not keep myself waiting. As it happens, it didn’t matter when I read it as I absolutely D…

Daisy and the Unknown Warrior – Tony Bradman

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s November 1920 and the war has been over for two years. Daisy lost her father in the war and is struggling with her feelings as his body never came home. Now, an unknown soldier is being buried at Westminster Abbey and Daisy is desperate to know if it will be her dad….

Theodora Hendrix – Jordan Kopy

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am a HUGE Halloween fan so any creepy book is right up my street! Theodora Hendrix is an orphan who is raised by a family who are a little different from what you would expect! Her family have managed to keep themselves secret for years…but now someone is threatening to reveal them…

Billy and the Balloons – Elizabeth Dale

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I know some people will be shaking their heads at the Christmas aisles in supermarkets, but after the year we’ve had I am fully ready to celebrate the festive season for the entirety of winter! Billy and the Balloons landed on my doorstep and started my Christmas season nice and early; it’s a…

The Incredible Record Smashers – Jenny Pearson

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Anyone who has read Jenny’s previous book (if you haven’t, go get a copy NOW!) will know she is a hilarious writer. You’ll be pleased to know that The Incredible Record Smashers is just as witty and exciting as her debut! Lucy’s mum is unhappy, and Lucy wishes she could fix her, just…

The Orphans of St Halibut’s – Sophie Wills

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Orphans of St Halibut’s is an interesting, exciting story of a group of children who have to bury the matron of their orphanage after an accident leaves her dead. Now, they need to make sure no-one finds them on their own, resulting in some mishaps and hijinks that are hilarious and entertaining….

Monsters of Rookhaven – Pádraig Kenny

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was already a huge fan of Pádraig’s writing – Pog and Tin are both beautifully written and I really enjoyed reading them. Monsters of Rookhaven is, for me, my favourite that he has written though. I adored all the different characters (especially Piglet) and the interactions between them all. The villain was…

Interview with a Tiger – Andy Seed

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a beautiful hybrid between a picture book and non-fiction text. Andy has created an interesting book which tells a story as well as facts! Within its pages, we meet different animals who explain to use what life is like for them. Nick East has accompanied the witty writing with some…