A Dinosaur Ate My Sister – Pooja Puri

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a funny, laugh-out loud book which will have children gripped form start to finish! Esha is a genius inventor who is always coming up with amazing new ideas. She desperately wants to win the Brain Trophy, which is awarded to the best invention. This year she is convinced she will win…

Frog vs Toad – Ben Mantle

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In this hilarious picture book, Frog and Toad are at odds. A frog is a frog, and a toad is a toad. When they are mistaken by a fly to be the same, they are both furious and begin to argue about who is better and why. But when they are visited by…

The Astonishing Future of Alex Nobody – Kate Gilby Smith

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alex Nobody, is nobody special. Except her whole life there have been strange people and crowds gathered wherever she goes. Looked after by her Uncle, Alex lives an ordinary life. For most of it, she has been taught at home by him but now, she’s decided she wants to go to school so…

The Crackledawn Dragon – Abi Elphinstone

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is the finale of the Unmapped Chronicle series, which I have waited SO long for. After the adventures in Rumblestar and Jungledrop where the Unmapped worlds are saved from the evil clutches of Morg, it is Zebedee Bolt’s turn to enter the worlds and rescue the magical lands from the persistent harpy….

The Screen Thief – Helen Docherty & Thomas Docherty

This is a fantastic book which really highlights how screens can take over our lives. The Snaffle is a wonderful character; I loved how she was so harmless yet seen as such a threat! Everyone in the city is not happy that their screens are being destroyed and going missing, but the lonely Snaffle just…

Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door – Lola Morayo

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Aziza absolutely LOVEs fairies. She’s even named after a type of fairy from West African folk tales. Then, on Aziza’s birthday, a mysterious gift arrives. It’s a secret fairy door which will transport her to Shimmerton, a magical land where unicorn shopkeepers and fairy princesses live. But when the precious jewelled doorknob is…

Being Amani – Annabelle Steele

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amani wants to start all over again in order to move on from the past. A year ago, that night happened. The one that’s meant she’s moved to a new city, to gain a new life with her mother. Manchester has shown Amani that her life will still continue – friendships and crushes…

Wolfstongue – Sam Thompson

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a beautifully written story which talks of the relationship between not only humans and nature, but of power and conflict. With emotive writing, investing the reader in the struggle between wolves and foxes and the changing dynamic between the characters. I devoured this book in one sitting; Sam’s writing grips you…

Jaz Santos vs The World – Priscilla Mante

The first book of a new series (Dream Team), Jaz Santos vs The World tells the story of Jasmina, who has formed the Bamrock Stars – a football team for girls! She and the other girls on the team want to prove that they are just as good as the boys and should be taken…

Hilary McKay – The Swallows’ Flight

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a companion novel to the beautiful story of Skylarks’ War. Hilary McKay has the most wonderful style of writing which gives you historical fact as well as an emotional story highlighting family, friendships and the development of dynamics created by war. Set in World War 2, this follows the lives of…