‘Leo – A Ghost Story,’ by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson.

Most people cannot see ghosts.  Can you? Leo has lived by himself in a house on the edge of the city for many years, reading his books and drawing pictures.  When a new family move in, they are terrified by Leo's efforts to welcome them to his house.  Leo decides to become a roaming ghost … Continue reading ‘Leo – A Ghost Story,’ by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson.

‘Captain Crankie & Seadog Steve,’ by Vivian French, illustrated by Alison Bartlett.

Ahoy there, landlubbers! Captain Crankie and his best friend, Seadog Steve are sick and tired of the other villagers dumping their rubbish in their back gardens and streets.  They decide they simply MUST take action... The only problem, is that Captain Crankie's solution ends up upsetting all the marine creatures who inhabit the sea he fishes … Continue reading ‘Captain Crankie & Seadog Steve,’ by Vivian French, illustrated by Alison Bartlett.

‘The Book of Beasts – Colour and Discover,’ by Jonny Marx, illustrated by Angela Rizza.

Everybody loves the fascinating creatures of myth and legend.  With their magic powers, fearful strength and sometimes terrifying appearances, children and adults alike have been enthralled for centuries. This could be the perfect book for them- cleverly combining the relaxing (and increasingly popular) pastime of colouring detailed illustrations with plenty of information about more than 90 beasts from folklore … Continue reading ‘The Book of Beasts – Colour and Discover,’ by Jonny Marx, illustrated by Angela Rizza.

‘Dara Palmer’s Major Drama,’ by Emma Shevah, illustrated by Helen Cranford-White

Dara Palmer's life is one big drama.  She knows that she's destined to end up on the big screen as a world-famous movie star, so can't understand why she never gets even the tiniest part in her school's plays. Dara is starting to think that the reason she never gets any of the big parts is because … Continue reading ‘Dara Palmer’s Major Drama,’ by Emma Shevah, illustrated by Helen Cranford-White

‘Robyn Silver – The Midnight Chimes,’ by Paula Harrison, illustrated by Renee Kurilla.

Life was simple for feisty ten-year-old Robyn Silver, until she suddenly started seeing strange creatures around her town.  Creatures that were invisible to anyone else... Robyn is the often-ignored middle child of five.  Her main worries are how to secure the last slice of pizza and survive sharing a bedroom with her annoying little sister. … Continue reading ‘Robyn Silver – The Midnight Chimes,’ by Paula Harrison, illustrated by Renee Kurilla.