Latest Reviews


  • When The War Came Home

    When the War came home

    Name: Jacqueline Harris
    06 January 2022;

    Genre: Historical Fiction

    Natty is forced to leave her home and go with her mother to stay at her cousin's farm in another Welsh village. There she gets to know her wider family, including Nery's who is around her age and Nery's older brother Huw. Huw, only seventeen, has come back from the trenches a changed person, h...

  • Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

    Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

    Name: Amiran Age 14
    01 December 2021;

    Genre: Personal Growth

    I would definitely recommend this book, but to a specific audience. Me being of South Asian minority, I don't think I related to this as much as other black girls would, but I would definitely recommend it to them. It was an interesting read and could give a girl some great insights into growi...

  • Diary of a Christmas Elf: Christmas magic delivered with the top-ten bestseller!

    Diary of a Christmas Elf

    Name: Lisa Watkins
    01 December 2021;

    Genre: Humour

    Diary of a Christmas Elf is a charmingly hilarious story of Tog, an apprentice elf. Being selected by Santa isn't quite what Tog had dreamed of and it doesn't take long before he is relegated to cleaning out the reindeer stables. Tog finds himself being accused of a terrible C...

  • Tiny Reindeer

    Tiny Reindeer

    Name: Amanda Shipton
    01 December 2021;

    Genre: Picture Books

    Tiny Reindeer is a beautifully written, seasonal story focusing on an underdog character with a huge heart and an even stronger determination. Children will easily identify with Tiny as he is desperate to help Santa do jobs, but often makes them worse rather than helping. A he...

  • Art of Protest: What a Revolution Looks Like

    Art of Protest: What a revolution looks like

    Name: Lorraine Ansell
    30 November 2021;

    Genre: Non Fiction

    Big Picture Press have hit the nail on the head with this new book, Art of Protest: What a revolution looks like, by artivist De Nichols. Formatted and produced to simulate a zine, it is illustrated by several artists, resulting in a powerfully visual and educational book....

  • The 143-Storey Treehouse

    The 143-Storey Treehouse

    Name: Samantha Phillips
    30 November 2021;

    Genre: Funny Stories

    The 143-Storey Treehouse - the 11th and latest book in the Treehouse story series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - is a fun, quick read that will inevitably appeal to newly independent readers as much as those children who have developed a good reading stamina and a true l...

  • Little Santa

    Little Santa

    Name: Wendy Kelly
    30 November 2021;

    Genre: Picture Books

    Who would have thought we needed a Santa Claus origin story? Turns out, we do! Little Santa is a wonderful snapshot of Santa's life as a child in the North Pole with his family. They are fed up of the snow and want to move to Florida but before they can leave, a blizzard hits...

  • The Bear who Sailed the Ocean on an Iceberg

    The Bear Who Sailed the Ocean on an Iceberg

    Name: Linda Canning
    25 November 2021;

    Genre: Friends and family

    The Bear Who Sailed the Ocean on an Iceberg is a poignant and upbeat story, warm enough to melt even the iciest of hearts! It deals with some difficult themes, such as bullying and bereavement, with sensitivity and compassion and it was an enjoyable read from beginning to end....

  • Murder on the Safari Star

    Murder on the Safari Star

    Name: Donna Ritchie
    25 November 2021;

    Genre: Adventure

    I couldn’t wait to start reading Murder on the Safari Star - the third journey of the Adventures on Trains series. I wasn’t disappointed! It is the most dangerous one so far! Thoroughly love this series; different book/different location. If you have not read any of these book...

  • Danger at Dead Man's Pass

    Danger at Dead Man's Pass

    Name: Donna Ritchie
    25 November 2021;

    Genre: Adventure

    Book 4 in the series, Danger at Dead Man's Pass, starts at the beginning of the Easter holidays and follows Hal and Uncle Nat as they travel through Europe to Germany. This is a little darker than the previous books - with quite a twist!!! So far the series has given us theft,...