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…

Elsetime – Eve McDonnell

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love a historical fiction that is full of adventure, whilst still giving you a real sense of the era…which Elsetime definitely delivered on! Set in 1928, there is a snowstorm which is causing the river to begin to burst his banks. On January 6th, it threatens to overspill and the next day…

#SixforSunday

It’s been an incredibly busy week this week, so getting to sit and take some time out to write this has been a real moment of peace! This week, we are looking at which characters who are good role models within their stories. A tricky one, as there are so many good ones! I’ve gone…

Boy Queen – George Lester

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Robin knew what he wanted in life and how to get it. He’s just auditioned for a top drama school, where he wants to work hard enough to end up on Broadway. However, when he doesn’t get accepted into his final school choice, he has to come up with a new plan. On…

Just Another Little Lie – Eve Ainsworth

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Violet’s mum has been having a few glasses of wine in the evening for a while now, ever since her stepdad left. Which has turned into a few bottles. She’s desperate for her mum to stop, but each time her mum makes a promise she doesn’t keep it. Soon, school and looking after…