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Latest Reviews By LoveReading4Kids Ambassador

‘You Will Always Be in My Heart’ by Arlene Nikita Mensah and beautifully Illustrated by Mauro Lirussi is a story about big life changes through a young person’s eyes. Cookie’s Mum and Dad get married and Cookie and her mum move from Trinidad to England so that they can all live as a family. This is the first of many changes for Cookie and each time she remains strong with the help of her faith.  This book has a light hand while dealing with a lot of sensitive subjects, from moving to a ... View Full Review
A hilarious and accessible story, packed full of illustrations - that gives a twist to all your favourite fairytales and will change everything you thought you knew about monsters! Perfect for apprentice monster hunters aged 8 to 800. View Full Review
 ‘Story of You’ by Gerald Schaefer is a wholesome picture book that has been written to send a message to young children about positivity and self-esteem. The variety of the illustrations are interesting, with plenty to look at in the pictures as you follow along with the story. The origins of the art from a Californian elementary school who were themselves inspired by the story is a charming detail that adds to the package. The focus of who you are on the inside, and becoming comfortable in your own skin is a message that is becoming more ... View Full Review
 ‘Charlie’s Ark’ written by Mike Payne, Illustrated by Adam Prescott and Mike Payne is a collection of stories following the events and adventures Charlie has with the magical new ark he’s inherited from his grandmother. There’s 24 different stories, all written in rhyme and based at different times of the year, making this a brilliant book to come back to again and again. Each poetic story has a soothing rhyme that would make this a great selection of bedtime stories. The soft pastel colours and the shorter length of each story also ... View Full Review
‘Who Needs Nappies? Not Me!’ is another bright and colourful picture book from Justine Avery. Boldly illustrated by Seema Amjad, this book introduces us to a variety of children who no longer need to wear their Nappies. With some toilet humour and scenarios that will make young readers gasp and giggle, this book focuses on growing up and leaving dirty diapers behind. Any parent will, I’m certain, have at least one story come to mind while reading each page, which can be laughed about when toilet training is completed. This is written in a simple repetitive ... View Full Review
 ‘Eudora Space Kid: The Great Engine Room Takeover’ by David Horn is an exciting space adventure with Math and Science at its heart. Eudora loves maths and science and is always wanting to use them to engineer new and exciting things on her home space-ship, Athena. Alongside the adventures (and trouble) that Eudora gets into while experimenting on the Athena, the story also focuses on honesty and responsibility. I think this is an entertaining space adventure that would appeal to 7-9 year olds. I liked that the main character of this STEM led story is a girl ... View Full Review
 A curious girl is eager to explore the new activity in her home. ‘Naji and the Mystery of the Dig’ by Vahid Imani is a lovely story of an inquisitive and imaginative Naji, eager to learn more about the giant hole that’s being dug in the courtyard of her family home. This is a very eventful day for Naji and her family, with plenty of tasks and chores to be done. But all Naji wants to do is learn more about the hole that’s being dug outside. Switching from curiosity to fear of ... View Full Review
 ‘Cry of the Norwolf’ by Ian Young is an interesting adventure series that I think will have wide appeal among middle grade readers. Arkyn, a ten year old boy has his world transformed when he stumbles across an injured norwolf pup. A predator that’s the stuff of fear and folklore, Arkyn’s path will change forever if he chooses to help the injured animal instead of killing it. A new fantasy series that is set in a more primitive world than our own, I found ‘Cry of the Norwolf’ really easy to ... View Full Review
 Having already read and thoroughly enjoyed 'Everybody Poops', I think that this text will once again have widespread appeal to children - (and adults) - especially those who are at an age when everything connected with bodily functions seems hilarious. The cover illustration showing the inside view of a house with various family members in the act of having a pee is an immediate draw and children will have fun spotting the dog who is also joining in. Having shown the reader a glimpse of our internal organs, the book goes on to reveal an eclectic mixture of people ... View Full Review
What a clever idea, a children's picture book about the No 10 cat. We've all seen Larry, the Downing Street cat on the news , watched him walk nonchalantly in and out of the black door, and been amused by him. Now Larry gives us the lowdown on what happens inside Number 10. We have Boris and the arrival of Dilyn the dog, lots of important people, such as The Queen, coming and going, and Larry's opinion of the other cats nearby. I found this very amusing and liked the gentle fun poking at all the 'important' people. Of course there's a bit ... View Full Review
 ‘Seaside Countdown’ is a bright and engaging fully illustrated book that will take young readers on a seaside adventure as well as support their learning as they count the various items and animals along the way. Counting down from 10, each double page spread has different aquatic creatures to spot and count, with plenty of other animals to look at and talk about as you move through the pages. The text is clear and the rhyming is easy to follow or tackle for more confident readers. At the end of the book there’s fact sheets, featuring ... View Full Review
‘Azalea Fern and the Last Ruin of the Extinct’ by Becci Murray is an entertaining middle-grade adventure. A fantasy story based after the demise of the Sapiens, Azalea and her friend Oak-Lea stumble across old technology and a secret that could change everything. Azalea, the main character in this new fantasy series, is a precocious and curious girl. I liked her confidence, even when it was luring herself and her best friend into trouble, and I think readers will find her very endearing. As this is a fantasy story, there’s lots of descriptions of the setting ... View Full Review