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  • Dungeon Runners: Hero Trial

    Dungeon Runners: Hero Trial

    Name: Jenny Caddick
    24 May 2024;

    Genre: Adventure

    Dungeon Runners Level 1: Hero Trial is a lively, fast-paced adventure quest full of fantastical creatures such as gnorfs (part gnome, part dwarf), trolls, giants and killer jelly monsters.  Kieran Larwood, one of my favourite authors, has taken the creative fl...

  • Knowing the Score

    Knowing the Score

    Name: Chloe Age 10
    23 May 2024;

    Genre: Family & Home

    Knowing the Score has a wonderful story line and touched my heart but I think it would've been even better if there was more suspense or action.  Also, there was very little difficult vocabulary and other than the story, I didn't learn any new words.  But in general the book w...

  • Adventuremice: Mermouse Mystery

    Adventuremice: Mermouse Mystery

    Name: Amanda Shipton
    23 May 2024;

    Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

    Reeve and McIntyre have done it again! Adventuremice: Mermouse Mystery is another thrilling adventure with plenty of peril, excitement and wonder, pitched perfectly for young readers. Every early chapter book reader likes nothing more than drama and the idea of the rescue miss...

  • Mad About Monkeys

    Mad About Monkeys

    Name: Pat
    23 May 2024;

    Genre: Animals

    Mad About Monkeys is a glorious celebration of these intriguing primates accompanied by wonderful illustrations. The book contains a contents page which leads logically through the chapters, which deal with what monkeys are, food and habitats, evolution, social life and identi...

  • Who Ate Steve?

    Who Ate Steve?

    Name: Natalie J McChrystal Plimmer
    22 May 2024;

    Genre: Funny Stories

    Who Ate Steve? is a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek metafictive picturebook. An unknown narrator, who speaks directly to both reader and character, is a teacher trying to teach about size - what (or who) is big and small. But causing the teacher-narrator's increasing frustration i...

  • Us in the Before and After

    Us in the Before and After

    Name: Clare Wilkins
    22 May 2024;

    Genre: Bereavement

    Mab has found Elk. Elk didn't know she needed finding, but now she wouldn't have it any other way. In the 'free-range' Mab, she has gained a new best friend and a whole new perspective on life. Cocooned by love, friendship and family, Elk's existence, even allowing for the pains and problems o...

  • All the Hidden Monsters

    All the Hidden Monsters

    Name: Clare Wilkins
    22 May 2024;

    Genre: Mystery & Detective

    All the Hidden Monsters is a perfect, twisty, supernatural thriller that you simply won't be able to put down. Oren works for the Arcanum, a warlock institution that upholds law and order in the supernatural world. Werewolf Sage is an aspiring detective, perpetually rejected b...

  • Mad About Monkeys

    Mad about Monkeys

    Name: Sharon Porter
    22 May 2024;

    Genre: Animals

    Mad about Monkeys by Owen Davey is a brilliant non fiction text, covering our primate cousins, monkeys. It can be used as a source of information to show children how to set out non chronological reports in English or as a source book for science research. The stylised...

  • Luna Loves Gardening

    Luna Loves Gardening

    Name: Natalie J McChrystal Plimmer
    21 May 2024;

    Genre: Environment

    Luna Loves Gardening is the sixth title in the picture book series about the little girl discovering her enjoyment of things like art, dancing, and books. Written by the current Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho, this is a sweet, cheerful story about Luna's visit to the commun...

  • Our Wild Garden

    Our Wild Garden

    Name: Sue Wilsher
    21 May 2024;

    Genre: Environment

    Mum and Dad are proud of their neat garden and work hard to keep it tidy and weed free. However, when Poppy and Ali find out about rewilding at school, they dream of a very different garden, full of real wild creatures and lots of plants. With their parents' help, they set about transforming t...