Night Speakers: Sleepless

This is the first Ali Sparkes book I’ve read and after this I will definitely be looking for more. In Sleepless three children from different backgrounds are waking up at the same time each night, 1:34am, with no knowledge of what’s causing it, and eventually discover each other. This is not the only thing they Read More …

Who Let The Gods Out

In this debut novel by Maz Evans we find Elliot caring for his mum who has an undisclosed mental health problem, and finding it hard to balance everything, well after all he is only 11. When Venus (yes, the constellation) comes down to complete a job that she really isn’t qualified, things take a turn, Read More …

Big Foot And Little Foot

This is the story of Hugo and Boone, a story of friendhip and adventure. Hugo is a Sasquatch and Boone is a Human and the two were never meant to meet, fear of discovery keeping Sasquatch society hidden as they think that humans will either want to capture or kill them. Hugo wants adventure and Read More …

Kid Normal And The Rogue Heroes

We follow Murph, Hilda, Nellie, Mary and Billy in the continuing adventures of the Super Zeroes against an even greater danger than that wasp guy, you know the one. Another well written and funny book by Greg James and Chris Smith showing that heroes don’t need superpowers to be true heroes, and friends. The action Read More …

Murder Is Bad Manners

Just before Christmas we found out that Robin Stevens was coming to one of our local schools to talk to the pupils about her books and writing mysteries, have to say I jumped at the chance to organise something to support the schools librarian and the school (but also to meet Robin šŸ˜‰ ). Robin Read More …

The Ice Sea Pirates

Set in a frozen North, not unlike the North of our world, in Siri’s North though there are Pirates, Mermaids and more. Frida Nilsson’s book follows Siri in her quest to rescue her little sister, Miki, who has been abducted by the notorious CAptain Whitehead to woerk down his diamond mine, just like all the Read More …

Battle Of The Beetles

There was such a wait for this final book in the trilogy, it was sooooo long, really looooong. The wait was well worth it though as we follow, Darkus, Victoria and Bertolt in their quest to foil Lucretia’s plans for world domination using FrankenBeetles, genetically-enhanced and super-intelligent beetles, whilst completing her own transformation. The quest Read More …

Tin

Follow the ragtag band of mechanicals as they search for Christopher, who has been abducted by someone who wants to discover his deepest secrets. Throughout this gripping adventure, set in an England of alternative 1930s where mechanicals (robots) are common, there is a huge nod to ‘The Wizard of Oz’, a curmodgeonly wizard, evil witch, Read More …

Begone The Raggedy Witches

This is going to be a hard one to beat as my favourite book of the year, and it’s not even officially released yet! It has the feel of a classic childrens book, with the evil queen and the hero’s quest and will sit well with others such as The Snow Queen, but is also Read More …

Sky Song

This started as if it was a children’s classic, with an evil Ice Queen corrupting what used to be good and fair and after the first chapter I was hooked. It concerns the quest of Eska and Flint, with various other companions, to fight the Ice Queen and restore balance to the land and free Read More …