Staff Reviews

June 10, 2018

  Apollinia Apostolopoulou (or Apple, as we the readers know her), has one major wish: she wants her mum to come back from America and be a part of her life. Living with her strict Nana whilst her dad leads his own life with his wife in London means that Apple can't he...

June 3, 2018

  Although Max loves her family and their quiet life in Paris, she longs for adventure so that she can fill her notebook with all the excitement and daring twists and turns - so when her great-aunt Elodie calls and insists on having someone to stay for the holidays, Ma...

May 11, 2018

  This book had been on my radar for a while, which could mean only one thing: I had High Expectations. And for me, going into a book with high expectations is a Dangerous Thing. The amount of books I've ruined for myself by giving it high expectations is stupidly high...

January 21, 2018

  'Wed Wabbit. Don't laugh, he's dangerous.'

  With that tagline on the cover, I found myself hesitant to pick this book up. Don't ask me why – there was no logic (as far as I could tell). It was only when Margaret suggested I read this ("I've put Wed Wabbit near your b...

November 14, 2017

  Starting a new school can be a tricky thing for anyone, but I think it's safe to say that for Murph Cooper, beginning his time at 'The School' is a little different, considering this school is for kids with superpowers. And, er, minor detail, Murph doesn't have one....

October 14, 2017

  Raymie Clarke is determined to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, and if that means signing up for baton twirling lessons, then so be it. For if she becomes Little Miss Central Florida Tire, then her photo will be in the paper, and her absent fathe...

October 14, 2017

  Astrid and Nicole have always been best friends, and have always done everything together. That is, until, one day, when Astrid falls in love with roller derby, and Nicole... doesn't. Nicole doesn't want to sign up to the Roller summer camp, she wants to sign up for...

October 14, 2017

   Elsie is used to her humdrum life working in her parents' (self-admitted) tat shop. Having learnt the Customer Service rules (such as be friendly, be helpful, and always pretend the customer is right, even when they're clearly wrong), she is expert at dealing w...

July 10, 2017

   Meet Doreen Green: just your average 14 year old girl, whose day to day life includes all the regular 14 year old girl things, such as eating nuts, talking to squirrels, and hiding her fluffy tail — wait, what?!? Okay okay, so maybe Doreen isn't quite like your...

July 5, 2017

  Calling all mermaid and Witch Wars fans: prepare yourselves, for Sibéal Pounder's latest series has arrived — and this time, it's starring mermaids. As the most mermaid-obsessed empolyee (possibly the only obsessed one, now I come to think about it) at The Alligator'...

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