Father Christmas And Me by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould

Publication Date: 12th October 2017 Amelia Wishart is finding that life in Elfhelm isn’t as easy as she thought it would be. Of course, it’s better than living in the orphanage in London and being a chimney sweep, but, she just doesn’t feel as though she fits in. She’s different. She might not be the … Continue reading Father Christmas And Me by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould

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There’s A Dragon In My Backpack by Tom Nicoll, illustrated by Sarah Horne

Pan is bored of staying at home every day, and desperate to go to school with Eric. Hiding in his backpack, Pan almost makes it through the day without causing trouble. Almost. When Mrs Biggs sees the mini-dragon, she’s convinced it’s a rat. Eric knows he has to do something, and with Jayden and Min … Continue reading There’s A Dragon In My Backpack by Tom Nicoll, illustrated by Sarah Horne

Animals Behaving Badly by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Adam Stower

It’s said that the truth is stranger than fiction, and this book proves it. Including a devilish creature that can kill a polar bear, fish that kept a community awake, and a bird that can destroy anything, to name a few, this is a treasure trove of amazing animal behaviours that celebrates animals’ adaptability and … Continue reading Animals Behaving Badly by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Adam Stower

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Born on Eventide, Morrigan Crow is a cursed child. Everything that goes wrong in Jackalfax can be traced back to her. She is feared by the townsfolk, and despised by her family. And, destiny dictates she will die on her 11th birthday. However, the mysterious Julian North interrupts her final meal to introduce himself as … Continue reading Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Silver Street Farm Series by Nicola Davies, illustrations by Katharine McEwen

I had the pleasure of meeting Nicola Davies at Kenilworth Books to celebrate 50 books in 20 years. While talking about my school bookshelf, she very kindly gave me the fifth book from the Silver Street Farm Series and offered to send me the first book too. And I’m so grateful she did.. Welcome to … Continue reading Silver Street Farm Series by Nicola Davies, illustrations by Katharine McEwen

Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School by Barry Hutchison

Denzel is struggling with his maths homework when his eraser jumps out of his pencil case. And then, there’s the dark shape lingering in the corner of the dining room, spreading across the walls. As ornaments start flying across the room, his escape through the window fails when it’s blown up. The Spectre Collectors have … Continue reading Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School by Barry Hutchison