The Perfect Parent Project – Stewart Foster

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have long loved Stewart’s books; with deep, emotional themes at their heart which are conveyed to the reader in a sensitive way, they have earned their place in classrooms around the country. I was especially interested to read this title, as it focuses around a boy who is in foster care. I…

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything – Sam Copeland

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you didn’t know already, I am a HUGE fan of Sam’s books! Charlie Changes into a Chicken was a brilliant series, which made me laugh out loud. Because of this, I was beyond excited to receive a copy of his new story: Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything. First, can we…

Glassheart – Katharine Orton

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Katharine Orton gripped me with her debut book: Nevertell. I am already a huge fan of hers, so was thrilled when Glassheart dropped through my letterbox! This magical, mysterious story is a world away from her first book, but has the same exciting and fast-paced writing style that you will love about Katharine….

The Midnight Guardians – Ross Montgomery

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ross’ book has just been announced as the November children’s book of the month…and for good reason. This is a beautifully crafted tale which takes the reader on a magical adventure. Set in WW2, Col is an evacuee who keeps hearing the voices of his Guardians in his head; his once imaginary friends…

The Acrobats of Agra – Robin Scott-Elliot

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is a glorious historical fiction which will have you hooked with its adventure. Set in the heart of India and featuring a circus it has e v e r y t h i n g you want from a perfect read: friendship, breath-taking settings and action-packed chapters which will keep you…

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…

Malice in Underland – Jenni Jennings

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Malice Malign is part of a family who love creating mischief and mayhem for everyone around them. They are representatives for the Underland, who live Topside which means they are entirely responsible for causing mishaps for all who live there. Community spirit? No thanks! They’d rather be shunned by their neighbours, thank you….

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….