Schools & Libraries Book Reviews

Filter: 

  • A Street Dog Named Pup

    A Street Dog Named Pup

    Name: Jo Clarke
    03 February 2022;

    Genre: Animals

    In A Street Dog Named Pup, Pup is cruelly dumped by the roadside as a result of his barking. He is lost, separated from his beloved Boy and he is confused. The rules of street living are unknown to the innocent Pup and fending for himself is a struggle. Luckily, he happens upo...

  • The Big Book of Festivals

    The Big Book of Festivals

    Name: Sharon Porter
    01 February 2022;

    Genre: Non Fiction

    This non fiction book, The Big Book of Festivals, is a great introduction to the world's cultural and religious festivals. It gives a brief history of the festival followed by details of when and where the festival takes place. There are descriptions of interesting facts or fe...

  • Cool Technology: Filled with fantastic facts for kids of all ages

    Cool Technology

    Name: Sharon Porter
    20 January 2022;

    Genre: Non Fiction

    'I loved this book. When my teacher gave it to me, she said I should just dip into the book and read the things I was interested in. I didn't expect to read all of it, but I did. I think she knew I'd really like it.' D aged 10 This is the first time we had come across this series of "Co...

  • A Thunder of Monsters

    A Thunder of Monsters

    Name: Jacqueline Harris
    18 January 2022;

    Genre: Fantasy

    Patch, Barver and Wren are back in A Thunder of Monsters, their final adventure in the trilogy that began with A Darkness of Dragons. The end of the second book, A Vanishing of Griffins,...

  • Dead or Alive (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 14)

    Dead or Alive (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 14)

    Name: Lois Age 11
    18 January 2022;

    Genre: Magical Realism

    Loved it, amazing!

  • How to be a Real Ballerina

    How to be a Real Ballerina

    Name: Judith Greenall
    17 January 2022;

    Genre: Representation & Inclusion

    How to be a Real Ballerina is a humorous and inclusive book about the process of learning to become a ballet dancer. We learn about ballet through the eyes of the book's central character. We quickly get the impression that she has not found dance classes at all easy and that...

  • When Shadows Fall

    When Shadows Fall

    Name: Stephen Leitch
    16 January 2022;

    Genre: Mental Health & Wellbeing

    When Shadows Fall by Sita Brahmachari follows Kai who grows up in a city flat opposite a patch of wilderness called the Greenlands, which Kai and his dad have taken to looking after. It's here that Kai and his friends Orla and Zak often play and grow up together. Though there...

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: The multi-award-winning international bestseller

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Name: Stephen Leitch
    16 January 2022;

    Genre: Romance & Relationships

    Friendship, family, secrets, love, and identity all come together in this brilliantly written novel by Benjamin Alire Saenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, set in the heat of New Mexico. Ari (Aristotle) is a loner, preferring his own company and is h...

  • Colour and Me

    Colour and Me!

    Name: Sharon Porter
    13 January 2022;

    Genre: Representation & Inclusion

    Colour and Me! written and illustrated by Michaela Dias-Haynes is a beautiful book. Not only does it show young children the basic colour mixing of primary colours to make secondary colours but has the additional bonus of approaching the beauty of brown too. My class we...

  • Penguinpig

    Penguinpig

    Name: Sharon Porter
    12 January 2022;

    Genre: Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Stuart Spendlow's Penguinpig is a deliberately and deliciously deceptive book. At first glance, the cartoon-like illustrations by Amy Bradley make it look like a simple book, however, the narrative poem alongside the drawings have the effect of pulling the children along with...