Books in this section are often read and commented on by someone in the age group they are intended for. Obviously books for young children are written about by their parents! The reviews represent their personal opinions only.
How To Change Your Parents Into Superstars by Pete Johnson and illustrated by James Cottell is funny and reassuring – perfect for confident readers, writes Anne Coates.
Asking for a Friend by Kate Mallinder, a YA novel explores how being on the autistic spectrum, social media bullying and fear of serious illness affects the lives of three teens. Reviewed by Anne Coates.
Lonely Planet Kids Book, Build Your Own History Museum by Claudia Martin is reviewed by Liz Bull and her nine year-old granddaughter, Lottie.
Bing – My Reward Chart Sticker Activity Book
The Plastic Problem – 60 small ways to reduce waste and save the earth written by Aubre Andrus from Lonely Planet Kids.
HarperCollins Children’s Books has published the official film tie-in books for Heyday Films and StudioCanal’s remake of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, The Secret Garden, scheduled for box office release on the 10 April 2020. We have three copies of the novel to be won.
Happy World Book Day 2020 – how stressful was yours?
Fergus The Furball by Emily Snape is a funny novel which explores everything from sibling rivalry to shapeshifting. A great book for independent readers, writes Anne Coates.
Here in the Real World by award-winning author Sara Pennypacker reviewed by Anne Coates.
Congratulations to Jasbinder Bilan for winning the 2019 Costa Children's Book Award with her début novel Asha & the Spirit Bird, published by Chicken House.
The Taylor Turbochaser by David Badiel and illustrated by Steven Lenton reviewed by Anne Coates.
Station Jim by Louis de Bernieres Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark