Sleepover Takeover – Simon James Green

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Perfect for fans of: Charlie Higson Otis and Jagger have always been on the outside of cool within their class – and they don’t mind. They have their own fun weekend planned and don’t need to be involved in the coolest party of the year. But when Rocco invites them last minute to…

The Bird Singers – Eve Wersocki Morris

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Layah and Izzy have grown up immersed in the ancient myths of their father’s homeland, Poland. Their grandmother wrote a book on them, and the girls have always loved listening to them. It’s summer, and their Mum has taken them to the Lakes to have a holiday. Their dad has stayed behind to…

Frankie’s World – Aoife Dooley

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Frankie feels different, she always has done. Sometimes, she even wonders if she’s an alien! Is it because she’s smaller than everyone else in class? Or that she has to go to hospital? If only she could find her dad – who left when she was younger – Frankie could get some answers…

Escape to the River Sea – Emma Carroll

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Perfect for fans of: Eva Ibbotson ‘Escape to the River Sea’ is the next chapter of Eva Ibbotson’s classic. Taking us back into the world of ‘Journey to the River Sea’, Emma Carroll has written a beautiful tale filled with emotion, action and mystery. It’s 1946, and Rosa Sweetman is waiting at Westwood…

Fledgling – Lucy Hope

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Perfect for fans of: Lucy Strange Cassie sees signs everywhere; the owls are just another. The problem is, Cassie doesn’t know what they mean. With a mother who is a self-obsessed opera singer and a father who is a taxidermist, life has never been what you’d call ‘normal’. However, things are only…

Greta and the Ghost Hunters – Sam Copeland

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Perfect for fans of: Jenny Pearson Greta and her family live in their ancestral home. She has never believed in ghosts, despite being in the perfect location for a haunted house. But when she’s knocked over by a car and almost dies, everything changes. Now Greta doesn’t just see the ghosts in her…

At the Height of the Moon: A Book of Bedtime Poetry and Art

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a gorgeous book which pairs short stories and poems with classic and contemporary artwork. There are a range of different topics covered within this book, and although aimed towards ‘bedtime’ – which it would work beautifully for – it is also perfect for classroom learning. I always think there’s such an…

Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loki is a trickster god who has been banished to live among mortals on Earth by Odin. Not only that, but he is trapped in the body of an 11 year old boy, sent to school and living under the watchful eye of two guardians and, worst of all, putting up with Thor…

A Squirrel’s Tail – Julian Reisz

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Squirrel’s Tail is a fun picture book with an important message within the pages. Written by a father who wanted to cheer his daughter up after surgeries, Hazel the squirrel shows the strength and resilience that children so often show in these situations unprompted. It also shows the important relationship between children…

Life Skills Journal

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a fantastic resource for both home and the classroom, allowing children to explore who they are and, in turn, develop skills to aid with anxiety, worries or simply navigating life in the current climate. With activities, advice and research showing children how they can begin to, or continue, growing their…