The Small Things

Lisa Thompson The small things in life shine brightest as Lisa Thompson returns with an uplifting story of honesty and friendship, inspired by a very special robot. At school, Anna’s been given a special task to partner up with the new girl Ellie. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. Ellie can’t come toContinue reading “The Small Things”

The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb

Jenny Moore Oliver Twist meets The Greatest Showman… I absolutely adored Bauble, Me & the Family Tree by Jenny Moore (if you haven’t read it you really should!) so I was super excited to read The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb. There’s villanous Victorians, all the fun of the fair, magic shows, sewer rats and generousContinue reading “The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb”

Danny Mann Super Fan

Ian Slatter A refreshing change from football stories on the field, Danny Mann celebrates life on the terraces and all the dedicated supporters that turn out week in week out to cheer on their team. It’s a celebration of the underdog and shows young fans that your local side needs you. Danny loves Chadmouth TownContinue reading “Danny Mann Super Fan”


Alan Gibbons Barrington Stoke have scored a winner with this new release. With dramatic storylines both on and off the field, Keeper is Alan Gibbons’ latest fast-paced football novella that shows good friends really are for keeps. New boy Shane Logan has a temper, but he’s also a talented goalie. When Peter and his friendsContinue reading “Keeper”

Monstrous Devices

Damien Love ‘Beware of things that go click in the night…’ Action packed adventure at a breakneck pace, Monstrous Devices takes us on a whirlwind tour of Europe, stopping only to explore realms of strange, macabre magic and escape a band of dangerous assasins. This is science-fiction at it’s sensational best! Expect to be perchedContinue reading “Monstrous Devices”

The Secret Detectives

Ella Risbridger A marvellous Middle Grade murder-mystery aboard a mail ship makes for a thrilling Victorian voyage. The body seemed to fall for a long time. There was no splash, or if there was it was lost in the waves. Isobel was frozen to the spot for a moment – then her common sense caughtContinue reading “The Secret Detectives”

Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks & other incredible Creature Features

Alex Morris & Sean Taylor Illustrated by Sarah Edmonds Welbeck Publishing – Published 4th March 2021 Why blend in when you were born to stand out? Funny, freaky, puzzling & peculiar! Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks celebrates the most unusual and unexpected features of the animal kingdom. But their weird features have amazing stories…these incredible creatureContinue reading “Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks & other incredible Creature Features”

Climate Action

Written by Georgina Stevens Illustrated by Katie Rewse Little Tiger Books – Published 4th March 2021 Our planet needs us and we need our planet For me this is THE non-fiction book of the year! Climate Action should be on every young person’s bookshelves (and I absolutely implore the grown-ups to read it too!) AContinue reading “Climate Action”

Circus Maximus: Race to the Death

Annelise Gray Zephyr Books – Published 4th March 2021 Stampeding into a bookshop near you… ‘The Thunder of hooves, the roar of the crowd, the pulse-pounding race to the death’ Wow! Just…Wow! I tore through this sensational middle grade debut, barely stopping to come up for air I was that gripped! This is historical fictionContinue reading “Circus Maximus: Race to the Death”

The Last Bear

Hannah Gold Illustrated by Levi Pinfold Harper Collins Children’s Books – published 18th February 2021 “Just imagine, if every single person on the planet did one small thing?” April Wood aged 11 Set against the stark landscape of the arctic circle is a stunning and heart-stopping adventure that teaches us that no-one is too smallContinue reading “The Last Bear”

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