Book Review, Illustrated Fiction, MG Fiction (8 - 12 year olds)

A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago de Moraes

A Mummy Ate My Homework is the first book in a fun new time-travel adventure series by Thiago de Moraes, the incredibly creative author and illustrator of The Myth Atlas.  11 year-old Henry loves school and learning. He thinks the summer holidays are boring and he can’t wait to get back to finding out new… Continue reading A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago de Moraes

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Do Not Disturb the Dragons by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Sharon Davey

Girls can do anything and Grace is determined to prove it! Never mind the rules – 947 of them to be precise – telling her all of the things she can’t do! Do not climb the castle turrets, do not lie to the king, do not stay in the bath until your skin goes wrinkly… Continue reading Do Not Disturb the Dragons by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Sharon Davey

Illustrated Fiction

Annalynn the Canadian Spy by Shawn Robinson

Annalynn the Canadian Spy: Terrible Tissues by Shawn Robinson is a slightly wacky and 100% fun Canadian mystery! This early chapter book for age 7+ is a welcome taste of home for Canadians living in the UK! 10-year-old Annalynn is just going about her everyday life and trying to look after her poorly family when,… Continue reading Annalynn the Canadian Spy by Shawn Robinson

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

BLOG TOUR: Baller Boys by Venessa Taylor & illustrated by Kenneth Ghann

Baller Boys by Venessa Taylor is the book every football-crazy child has been waiting for! Aimed at children who absolutely love football, especially boys, this exciting, heart-warming story will encourage even the most reluctant reader to give it a try. Soon they will be swept away in the play-by-play action. I can think of numerous… Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Baller Boys by Venessa Taylor & illustrated by Kenneth Ghann

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren & illustrated by Mini Grey

One of the world’s favourite redheads is back in updated editions of her wonderful stories illustrated by Mini Grey and published by Oxford University Press to celebrate her 75th anniversary. When her 7-year-old daughter was ill, author Astrid Lindgren was looking for a way to entertain her and began telling imaginative stories. The wonderful Pippi Longstocking… Continue reading Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren & illustrated by Mini Grey

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Kitty and the Treetop Adventure by Paula Harrison & Jenny Lovlie

Girl by day, Cat by night, Ready for Adventure Kitty is ready to be a superhero and use her feline powers to help others! With the wonderful ability to talk to cats, Kitty and her cat crew of Pumpkin, Figaro, Pixie and Katsumi make sure their neighbourhood is happy and safe. She is as charming… Continue reading Kitty and the Treetop Adventure by Paula Harrison & Jenny Lovlie

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

The Worst Class in the World by Joanna Nadin & Rikin Parekh

The Worst Class in the World written by Joanna Nadin and illustrated by Rikin Parekh is a laugh out loud collection of crazy school adventures. According to their headteacher, Mrs Bottomley-Blunt, Class 4B is LITERALLY the worst class in not just the school, but in the entire world. They spend most of their time coming… Continue reading The Worst Class in the World by Joanna Nadin & Rikin Parekh

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

The Brian Brackbrick Mysteries by G.R. Dix

The Brian Brackbrick books are a series of fun mystery stories for children age 5-8. Centred around the highly intelligent child detective Brian Brackbrick, readers are able to work with the characters to find clues, research answers and solve the case. At the end of each book, one aspect of the mystery is left unanswered.… Continue reading The Brian Brackbrick Mysteries by G.R. Dix

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen

Clever Cakes, written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Ashley King, is an appealing, colourful book containing two fun fairy tales with a twist. Published by Barrington Stoke, these stories help children age 5-8 make the jump into longer stories with a more grown-up feel. “Clever Cakes” and “The Great Golden Belly-Button” tell the stories of… Continue reading Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Captain Whiskers by Jeremy Strong

Captain Whiskers, written by Jeremy Strong and illustrated by Matt Robertson, is a wonderful, laugh out loud story of a boy who desperately wants a pet.  Published by Barrington Stoke, it is an appealing “Little Gem” story for young readers (age 5-8). As an early chapter book, it builds confidence through manageable sections of text, short… Continue reading Captain Whiskers by Jeremy Strong