#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…

The Muddlemoor Mysteries: Peril at the Bake Off – Ruth Quayle

It’s the summer holidays, so Joe and his cousins Pip and Tom are staying at their Granny’s house in Muddlemoor. Seemingly a quiet country village, Tom is convinced that Muddlemoor is actually a crime hot spot, and the cousins should keep their eyes peeled to spot the goings-on of the villagers. When the Great Village…

Featherlight – Peter Bunzl

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Deryn’s dad is the lighthouse keeper on Featherstone Island. They pride themselves on keeping the coastline as safe as they can by keeping the light on and guiding ships away from the rocks. Her mother is pregnant, and when the baby looks like it’s on the way, both her parents must go to…

Dragon World – Tamara Macfarlane

I don’t know about you, but there’s usually only two types of dragon that come to mind when I think of what they look like – the typical fairy tale dragon we so often see in books and films: Or, obviously for me, the Welsh dragon we see on the flag (which, as you’ll find…

Finney’s Story – Alana Washington

I was thrilled when UCLan Publishing asked me to be part of the book blog tour for Finney’s Story. Finney, their lovable logo, has his very own tale! All about being original, Finney’s Story talks about new ideas and how special being unique can be! Wanting to write a book, Finney talks to his friend…