Enid Blyton's classic, 'The Secret Seven' series has been reimagined for a new, and younger, audience in a fantastic collection of specially adapted 'colour short stories' aimed at independent readers. They have been beautifully illustrated by the master, Tony Ross. In 'The Humbug Adventure,' Peter and the gang are not looking forward to going star-gazing with Professor Wills that night. Little … Continue reading ‘The Secret Seven – The Humbug Adventure’ by Enid Blyton and Tony Ross
Johnny has a lot to deal with: he and his little brother, Mojo, are still struggling to come to terms with the sudden death of their father; he's had to move to a new house in a new neighbourhood; and the school bully just can't seem to leave him alone. After a strange encounter with a … Continue reading ‘Swan Boy’ by Nikki Sheehan
If you're looking for an alternative to chocolate this Easter, how about trying one of these egg-cellent picture books instead? 'We're Going on an Egg Hunt' by Laura Hughes This delightfully illustrated lift-the-flap book is based on the traditional song, 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt.' Help the Easter bunnies as they go on the hunt … Continue reading Even better than Easter eggs…!
*WIN - Comment below with the title of the song which would make you a viral sensation to win a copy of this brilliant book!* (competition ends on 6th April 2016) 'If I'd known that two million people were going to be watching, I'd probably have done a bit of tidying up.' Katie Cox was just … Continue reading ‘Accidental Superstar’ by Marianne Levy
Professor Astro Cat is back for his second amazing adventure. This time he's explaining the wonderful world of physics. Everything from forces to nuclear physics are explored in this fantastically illustrated book. Seemingly tricky scientific concepts are described in a clear and easy to understand way, making excellent use of illustrations and diagrams to bring the subject-matter to … Continue reading ‘Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure’ by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman
It's not everyday you read a book which instantly becomes one of your favourites, but this week it happened to me. "There were friends once, but they melted away. Things are different now I am a MONSTER." If that line doesn't get your attention, nothing will! Fran's survived a terrifying plane crash in the middle of … Continue reading ‘The Island’ by Olivia Levez
I am a huge fan of all Tracey Corderoy's picture books, and love the 'Hubble Bubble' series. Imagine my excitement when I discovered that there are also chapter book versions for more independent readers! Young book lovers will enjoy the humour, wit and colourful illustrations in the original picture books, all about a young girl called Pandora and her slightly unusual … Continue reading ‘Hubble Bubble – The Glorious Granny Bake Off!” by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Joe Berger