‘Freddie Mole Lion Tamer’ by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Kate Hindley

Freddie Mole was a kind boy who dreamed of being able to make money to help look after his twin brother and sister, who were always eating or growing.  His mother was away working on a cruise ship and his father worked as a washing machine repairman. He hoped he might find a nugget of … Continue reading ‘Freddie Mole Lion Tamer’ by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Kate Hindley

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‘Electrigirl’ by Jo Cotterill and Cathy Brett

Holly Sparkes was just a normal girl until a freak accident gave her a dangerous and strange superpower, turning her into...........Electrigirl! With a campaigner mother, a military father, and a superhero-obsessed younger brother,  Holly is a typical tweenager who just wants to hang out with her best friend, Imogen.  That is, until Imogen becomes obsessed with playing … Continue reading ‘Electrigirl’ by Jo Cotterill and Cathy Brett

‘Nancy Parker’s Diary of Detection’ by Julia Lee

Stolen treasures, sneaking around and a potentially murderous mistress...... Young Nancy Parker could hardly have imagined that her very first job as a housemaid (for the thoroughly modern Mrs Bryce) would turn into a situation worthy of a plot in one of the sixpenny detective novels she loved to read. The plot unfolds through an engaging mixture of diary … Continue reading ‘Nancy Parker’s Diary of Detection’ by Julia Lee