Book Review: Pirates in the Library

Pirates in the Library Written by Nadia Ali Illustrated by Jake Tebbit 40 pages Published by Star Bright Books Age range: 6 + Publication date: 15th October 2016 Summary (from Goodreads): Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime with fierce Captain Jake when he discovers a treasure map that leads him, his…

Book Review: Feather

Feather Written by Cao Wenxuan Illustrated by Roger Mello Translated by Chloe Garcia-Roberts 40 pages Published by Archipelago Books Age range: 5 + Publication date: 10th October 2017 Summary (from Goodreads): A philosophical picture book from one of China’s most celebrated children’s authors and 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award-winner Cao Wenxuan. A feather is blown…

Book Review: Be Brave Little One

Be Brave Little One 34 pages Written and illustrated by Marianne Richmond Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Publication date: 3rd October 2017 Age range: 2+ Summary: (from Goodreads) From the author of If I Could Keep You Little comes Be Brave Little One, which honors and celebrates the power of courage in every child. Perfect for…

Book Review: Wolf Children

Wolf Children Written by Paul Dowswell 290 pages Published by Bloomsbury Publication date: 24th August 2017 Age range: 13 + Summary (from Goodreads): It is July 1945, Hitler’s Third Reich has fallen, and Berlin is in ruins. Living on the edge of survival in the cellar of an abandoned hospital, Otto and his ragtag gang…

Book Review: Shelter

Shelter By Céline Claire Illustrated by Qin Leng 42 pages Published by Kids Can Press Age range: 3+ Publication date: 3rd October 2017 Summary: (from Goodreads) As a big storm approaches, two strangers arrive in the forest. All the animal families, safe in their homes, are worried. They wonder, What are they doing there? What…

Book Review: Princess Lila builds a Tower

Princess Lila builds a tower Written by Anne Paradis Illustrated by Karina Dupuis 32 pages Published by CrackBoom! Books Publication date: 16th May 2017 Age range: 4 + Summary (from Goodreads): Princess Lila lives in a beautiful castle and has everything she could ever desire—well, almost. She yearns to venture beyond the forest, explore her…

Book Review: Nyxia

Nyxia Written by Scott Reintgen 384 pages Published by Michael Joseph (Penguin UK) Publication date: 12th September 2017 Age range: 14+ Summary (from Goodreads): Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship…

Book Review: Max and Bird

Max and Bird Written and illustrated by Ed Vere Published by Puffin 32 pages Publication date: 1st September 2017 Age range: 2 + Summary (from Goodreads): Meet Max – the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he’d like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to…

Book Review: The Tiny Tale of Little Pea

The Tiny Tale of Little Pea Written by Davide Cali Illustrated by Sébastien Mourrain 36 pages Published by Kids Can Press Publication date: 5th September 2017 Age range: 3 + Summary (from Goodreads): When he was born, Little Pea was tiny. Teeny-tiny. His clothes were hand sewn by his mother and his shoes were hand-me-down…

Book Review: The Dream Dragon

The Dream Dragon Written by Kathryn England Illustrated by Valeria Issa 32 pages Published by Xist Publishing Age range: 5 + Publication date: 1st July 2017 Summary: (from Goodreads) A dragon protects a child’s dreams from nightmares in this picture book perfect for bedtime. Bedtime stories inspires a series of dream protectors for a little…

Book Review: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index Written by Julie Israel Published by Penguin 338 pages Age range: YA (13 +) Publication date: 1st June 2017 (Note for parents/ teachers: Themes of grief, depression and domestic violence.) Summary (from Goodreads): It’s hard to keep close a person everyone keeps telling you is gone. It’s been sixty-five painful days…

Book Review: Robin and the White Rabbit

Robin and the White Rabbit By Åse Brunnström and Emma Lindström Illustrated by Emma Lindström 42 pages Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers Publication Date: 21st June 2017 Age range: 6+ Summary (from Goodreads): In this tale we meet a child sitting alone, feeling unable to join in with the other schoolchildren having fun in the…