Guy Bass Week, Day 3: today, we welcome back Jonny and Tommy Atomic in two fabulous books... Vile’s Vengeance (Book 1) Jonny and Tommy Atomic are back; older, stronger, faster, and desperate to get off Atomic Island. Jonny can't wait to start school, but Tommy isn't so keen. Why should they have to be ordinary … Continue reading Atomic! By Guy Bass, illustrated by Jamie Littler
Guy Bass Week: Day 2 stars this gem of an early reader... You'd think having a world famous Superhero for a dad would be, well, super, but Jonny and Tommy Atomic just want Captain Atomic to spend some time with them. If only they had super powers too… This is sibling rivalry taken to the … Continue reading We Are Super! by Guy Bass, illustrated by Jamie Littler
Guy Bass Week, Day 1: meet Stitch Head... Stitch Head was the first almost-alive creation of mad professor, Erasmus. Long forgotten by the professor, he has never given up on the promise he made to always be best friends. As the experimental creations get ever more dangerous, Stitch Head keeps his promise to always look … Continue reading Stitch Head by Guy Bass, illustrated by Pete Williamson
June 26th - June 30th is my Guy Bass week, a celebration of the humble farmer's daughter from Peterborough's rise to fame as a hilarious children's author. It's my way of saying thank you for this... If Carlsberg did Book Post, They Still Wouldn’t Beat Guy Bass! Monday 26th ~ Stitch Head Tuesday 27th ~ … Continue reading June 26th – June 30th is… Guy Bass Week!
Publication Date: 6th July 2017 Kyle Keeley loves games, especially Mr Lemoncello’s games, and he will do what ever it takes to win. So, when his teacher tells his class that the extra credit essay is to win one of 12 places to enter the games master’s new library in Alexandriaville, he has to be … Continue reading Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
5 books, 5 signed books arrived for our School Library today from Guy Bass. Thank you so much! This is what happened when I spotted who the sender was on the envelope... I was able to pull out the 12 children who had been inspired by his video on Authorfy, and spent Friday afternoons creating … Continue reading If Carlsberg did Book Post, They Still Wouldn’t Beat Guy Bass!
It's February 1666 and London is being ravaged by The Plague. Sam and his brother are sent out of their home in the middle of the night to seek refuge with Father Stephen. They aren't every able to say goodbye to their mother who lies coughing and sneezing in bed… Several months later, we catch … Continue reading The Thieves of Pudding Lane by Jonathan Eyers
It's rare that I show a new book to my after-school book club and all 12 of them want to read it just from looking at the front cover. It's even rarer that they all want to read it having explored the blurb. But that's exactly what happened with Lorraine Gregory’s debut, Mold and the … Continue reading Mold And The Poision Plot by Lorraine Gregory
With The Guggenheim Mystery publication drawing near, I figured it was a good excuse to reread The London Eye Mystery, as it's eight years since I first discovered Ted Sparks and wanted to reacquaint myself before finding out how life is now… Ted has just finished his 37th Shreddie when his mum announces a hurricane … Continue reading The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
It's the start of the Easter holidays and all Aubrey can hear is his parents arguing. When Hirundo the swallow returns to nest for the summer, Aubrey is glad he has someone to talk to, and when he is offered the chance to use the Swallow Stone so that he can fly with Hirundo, our … Continue reading Aubrey And The Terrible Ladybirds by Horatio Clare, illustrated by Jane Matthews