Freeze

Chris Priestley To say I’ve been highly anticipating the release of Freeze is an understatement. I was recommended Chris’s previous Barrington Stoke novella Seven Ghosts on Twitter and I can honestly say it’s one of the best, most genuinely spooky set of ‘stories within a story’ I’ve ever read. So when I was emailed theContinue reading “Freeze”

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”

Keeper

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”

Madam Squeaker

Pip Jones Illustrated by Paula Bowles A charming tale of finding your voice and being heard, no matter how small your squeak. Crumbs on the counter, morsels on the floor…there should be plenty of food for all the creatures of Hollyhock House to eat. But the Ruling Rats are running rampage every night, taking theContinue reading “Madam Squeaker”

The Dog that Saved the World (Cup)

Phil Earle Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli Published by Barrington Stoke – 4th March 2021 Can you believe it’s 25 years since Euro ’96 and I’ve only just realised that the lyric in Baddiel and Skinner’s 3 Lions is ‘Jules Rimet still gleaming’…not ‘jewels remain still gleaming!’ Football, family and a faithful four-legged friend, The DogContinue reading “The Dog that Saved the World (Cup)”

Nappy the Pirate Baby

Alan Macdonald Illustrated by Elissa Elwick Ahoy there ship-mates! I spy a swash-buckling beauty of a book. From the author of Dirty Bertie, younger readers will delight in climbing aboard The Salty Herring for a pirate adventure like no other. Captain Sprat and his pirate crew love nothing more than lazing about on the poopContinue reading “Nappy the Pirate Baby”

Albert Johnson and the Buns of Steel

Phil Earle Published by Barrington Stoke – 7th January 2021 This Little Gem of a book by Phil Earle proves that life really is what you ‘bake’ of it. My 8yr old son absolutely loved this book – sport and baked-goods are a winning combination where he is concerned! He said the characters and storyContinue reading “Albert Johnson and the Buns of Steel”

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