Staff Reviews

October 20, 2019

  Little Crab and Very Big Crab live happily in their tiny rock pool by the sea. One day, Very Big Crab takes Little Crab to the sea. Little Crab, understandably, is very excited, exclaiming "I can go ANYWHERE!"

  But when they reach the big and scary seeming sea,...

August 23, 2019

  If you relish tales of dark forests, wild creatures, marauding monsters, sinister spellcasters and brave boys and girls (and if you appreciate jaw-dropping illustrations of all of the above) you are my kind of person and you too will relish this book. And by the way,...

May 30, 2019

 I've long thought that there aren't enough novels about guinea pigs. These noble, intelligent and loyal creatures deserve their moment in the sun. Fortunately Ali Pye has at last documented the thrilling adventures of Harry Stevenson, a guinea pig who prefers a quiet...

May 7, 2019

  Rose and Maya are sisters but they don't speak; not since Maya had the accident. Maya blames Rose and Rose tries to make things ok the only way she knows how - by being perfect. When Maya and Rose are thrown together on a school trip, tensions rise as Maya tries to p...

April 29, 2019

 For Castle 'Ghost' Cranshaw, running is everything. Ever since an incident with his dad resulted in running saving his life, it has been the one thing he can count on getting right. He can't get in trouble for running like he does for being angry at school, or be pick...

April 22, 2019

  In a first attempt to review Heartstopper, I had written:

  - Charlie Spring

  - Nick Nelson

  - Soft fluffy boys (+ pup)

  - I CRY

and to be completely honest, I'm not sure if I can beat that description of this wonderful and heartwarming graphic novel, but let's tr...

March 6, 2019

  Trying to imagine what it's like in someone else's head is a good thing to do, but it can be, well... a headache. Unless you're Chester Parsons, who discovers he has the ability to 'mind jump' into the heads of people and animals. Fortunately, his Youtuber sister and...

March 2, 2019

  When a chocolate cake theft tragedy befalls new girl Effie Kostas, she doesn't realise that the conversation that follows with Aaron Davis, aka most popular boy in school, aka chocolate cake thief, would result in her deciding to run for Student Council Pre...

February 24, 2019

  Charlie is just a normal kid. Nothing unusual about him, apart from his tendency to turn into a spider, a bird or a rhino in times of high stress. Understandably, Charlie finds it challenging to set off for the Headmistress's office and find en route he's suddenly an...

February 22, 2019

  The Wall in the Middle of The Book is a deceptively simple take on the well-worn themes of conquering your fears, opening your mind and reconsidering your biased views on ogres. It's minimal but visually inventive, with plenty of space for the storyteller to point th...

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