What We’ll Build

Plans For Our Together Future Oliver Jeffers Harper Collins Children’s – 6th October 2020 ‘What shall we build, you and I?’ Just when you think Oliver Jeffers’ work can’t get any better, he releases yet another stunner. Every bit as wonderful as his other books ‘What We’ll Build’ is the story of parenthood; the hopesContinue reading “What We’ll Build”

The World Made a Rainbow

Written by Michelle Robinson & Illustrated by Emily Hamilton Published by Bloomsbury – 17th September 2020 “All of the world had to stay home today. I wished that it didn’t I wanted to play.” Rainbows have represented a universal symbol of hope during the global pandemic and making a rainbow and displaying it in theirContinue reading “The World Made a Rainbow”

The Hungry Ghost

H.S. Norup Pushkin Press – 24th September 2020 ‘What could be worse than dying and no-one remembering you existed?” The Hungry Ghost is a tale of two forgotten lives; of memories locked away and finding the key to unlock peace. This really is an atmospheric read – an absolute feast for the senses. I wasContinue reading “The Hungry Ghost”

Santa Jaws

Mark Sperring & Sophie Corrigan Bloomsbury – 15th October 2020 “Deep beneath the deep blue sea, it’s almost Christmas Eve and a Sneaky Shark named Shelly has something festive up her sleeve!” Santa Jaws is a fantastic fishy tale full of festive fun! It’s Christmas in Coral Town and Shelly the Shark sneaks off toContinue reading “Santa Jaws”

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Jenny Pearson Usborne 16th July 2020 The super funny, heart-warming adventure of three boys, one summer holiday, and a few miracles along the way. It’s the last day of Year Six and BFFs Freddie, Ben and Charlie have just graduated from Primary School to the very shouty soundtrack of ‘One More Step Along the WorldContinue reading “The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates”

October, October

Katya Balen Published by Bloomsbury – September 17th September 2020 “We live in the woods and we are wild” Until the year October turns eleven. That’s the year October rescues a baby owl. It’s the year Dad falls out of the biggest tree in their woods. The year the woman who calls herself October’s motherContinue reading “October, October”

The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Phil Hickes Usborne – Published 17th September 2020 “Malmouth appeared to have all the right ingredients for a Haunting. Stormy weather. Old houses. The eerie grey swell of the sea. But, most of all, that uncanny emptiness that ghosts like best.” I devoured The Haunting of Aveline Jones in a matter of hours. It’s thrilling,Continue reading “The Haunting of Aveline Jones”

When Life Gives You Mangoes

Kereen Getten Puskin Press – 1st October When Life Gives You Mangoes’ is story about a long, hot summer on a tropical island, going on adventures, falling out, and making friends. However…all is not as it seems.  Twelve-year-old Clara lives on a Caribbean island in a village called ‘Sycamore’.’ She spends her time playing ‘PickContinue reading “When Life Gives You Mangoes”


Catherine Orton Published by Walker books – 5th November 2020 “Through the Glass, the magic is waiting” ‘Glassheart’ is a thoroughly enchanting, magical adventure set in the wild moors of Dartmoor that had me utterly captivated from the very first chapter. A deliciously enchanting tale of the supernatural and sorcery, set in the aftermath ofContinue reading “Glassheart”

My Teachers’ Reading Challenge 2020:

Reflecting on the Rationale behind my choice of ‘Reads’ There was a lovely buzz amongst the teacher book-loving community on Twitter yesterday due to ‘signing-up day’ for the teacher’s reading challenge 2020. #trc2020 I was starting to mull over which book I was going to kick off my challenge with when a really insightful TweetContinue reading “My Teachers’ Reading Challenge 2020:”

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