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Fool’s Gold is an entertaining family based adventure story that follows Lottie Baxter, a 12 (and a half) year old girl and her eccentric but loveable great Grandad, ‘Cheddar George’ as they race to stop bully and business man Timothy Pinkerton from swindling everyone in Alum Bay, Isle of Wight in order to make himself rich. The story is filled with humour and vibrancy. There’s magic and gadgets and I think that this would be a good book for 9 year olds to enjoy, perhaps with a parent who will also enjoy the amusing descriptions, ... View Full Review
I Miss You Most by Cassie Hoyt is not only a very timely book for lockdown but also a timeless book for all, like myself, who are separated from loved ones by distance, work commitments or legalities. Aimed at children of 4 to 8 years, it is insightfully written in rhyme and colourfully illustrated. The story evokes memories of activities undertaken with loved ones who can no longer be met with and imagines new adventures for the future. The shared experiences and the pictures are diverse and inclusive, so that all may find relatable content and the heartache of separation is very ... View Full Review
Wesley Fogel's second book, 'I might lose a tooth today' is a fun and light-hearted look at this experience that everyone has been through and can relate to. It's humorously and colourfully illustrated by Cristian Bernardini.  The story chronicles all the ways a little girl might bring about a final separation from her first tooth and evaluates each one, all in rhyme. Her methods include eating a variety of crunchy foods, attaching it to a door handle or car bumper, even a rocket! But it also examines the emotional side of losing that first tooth versus the promise of ... View Full Review
A Sun Bear in Trouble by Martin D. Hill is a sensitive introduction for young children to the issues of endangered species and their habitats. The author aims to inform his readers and through understanding to instil the desire to care for and protect the animals and find solutions to the problems. The book is illustrated by Iole Eulalia Rosa but since it's about the work of Lesley Small and the Sumatran Sun Bear Team and their efforts to build a Rescue and Conservation Centre, I would have thought that actual photographs of these amazing creatures and their magnificent habitat ... View Full Review
Glow Worms is an action packed science-fiction adventure. On the hunt to find more glowing bricks discovered down a well in his garden, Jack unwittingly frees an extra-terrestrial prisoner and puts everyone in danger. Old friends and new need to come together to ensure that the terrible creature they’ve released is stopped before there are fatalities. I found this an entertaining adventure story for middle-grade readers, with interesting characters, plenty of action and exciting science-fiction thrills.  I like the characterisation of Jack’s Aunt and Uncle, and have a soft spot for Cody, the labrador. The ... View Full Review
This delightful little tale follows a traditional format which has always been loved by children. When Ariel visits the park, his scooter becomes stuck and none of the animals he asks is available to help him as they are all busy. Fortunately his friends Noel and Sam are able to do so and the three have fun together alongside the animals.  I was immediately struck by the unique art work. I found it not only attractive but quite enticing as I never knew what I was going to see next. I especially liked the illustrations of a variety of ... View Full Review
Quest for the Golden Orchid is an interesting tale of adventure in a world of bugs . I think that this is a nice story for both adults and children while also highlighting the importance of bees and insects as a part of our ecosystem.  Hermia the Bee is sent to look for the Golden Orchid as a punishment for an indiscretion, and so the adventure begins. There are some lovely illustrations throughout and even a helpful cast list at the start of the story, so you can pick out the characters in the pictures.  A lot of the ... View Full Review
The Dream of Jack Love is an entertaining adventure story following the eponymous protagonist that covered a range of interesting themes that would be great for readers aged 7+. This book has a larger typeset which will make it easier for younger readers to enjoy. I liked the list of characters at the start of the book, with a brief description of their characteristics. I feel this was a nice way to introduce the range of interesting characters we were about to meet in this story as well as providing a place for readers to go back and refresh their memory ... View Full Review
Talisman Of El is an interesting young adult fantasy novel. The opening chapter introduces mystery and fills you with questions that you have to keep reading to find out more about. As we meet Charlie, he seems like a relatively normal 14 year-old boy although with a sad backstory, having lost both his parents and starting school in a new area.  As the book progresses, more is revealed about Charlie and his new guardian, Jacob and it leads to an adventure which ties into the characters and events of the prologue. The plot is filled with magic and mystery and ... View Full Review
What a sweet story. A lovely one to read aloud to children and the wonderful illustrations make it all so colourful. It is a simple story, yet informative, as the distance of the ocean's depth and darkness and the sealife the Queen and Mr Brown encounter, are all realistic, the rescuing heroic whale and the unfortunate angler fish. There is also something for the adult reader however, initially the title immediately conjures up Queen Victoria and her gilly Mr Brown! The references to the angler fish's eating habits and the Queen's unsuitable language are also humorous asides. The illustrations are ... View Full Review
The Adventures of Calypso tells the adventurous tale of the eponymous puppy as he is swept away from his home. This story reminded me a lot of the animal stories I read and watched when I was little, Oliver and Company or Aristocats and the synopsis itself states that this is a “Lassie type” book. Perfect for young animal lovers to enjoy.  At 18 pages I think that this book is a perfect bedtime story that can be enjoyed in one sitting and I’m sure will be requested again and again. Focusing on themes such as ... View Full Review
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