Staff Reviews

September 22, 2017

'I AM BAT. I do not like mornings. I like CHERRIES. They are my FAVOURITE of all things. They are JUICY and RED and DELICIOUS and... THEY ARE MINE. Do NOT take my cherries.'

  Bat threatens to get very angry if anyone steals his cherries. He will kNOW if you steal them....

July 14, 2017


  Have you ever known what it feels like not to be believed? The six children who share the narration of Encounters all have a different version of this problem, and they are drawn together by something that beggars belief: a UFO landing, the details...

June 5, 2017

The Wizards of Once is released 19th Sept 2017. It is now available to pre-order over the phone 02089486775 or through our online shop!

  The much-anticipated return of the author of the How to Train Your Dragon series throws us into a world of wizards, warrio...

March 29, 2017

D is for Duck by David Melling

An inventive and magical new alphabet story from the author of Hugless Douglas and The Kiss That Missed. Each letter begins a word that tells the next part of the story as Duck performs a series of slightly skewiff magic tricks, beginning...

March 29, 2017

  What Happens Next? is a thoughtful and playful book about the possibilities of death and the afterlife, as considered by a young boy's grandfather. Shinsuke Yoshitake's previous books, It Might be an Apple and Can I Build Another Me? were also brimming with profundit...

March 29, 2017

  Prick up your big floppy ears for a compelling fantasy set in a world where rabbits walk the earth on two legs, long after man has left the stage.

  In a giant burrow, deep below the ground, a mysterious old storyteller is passing on a legend to a group...

January 18, 2017


What is poetry?

  The dictionary definition of a poem is 'a literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm'. But if you really want to find out about poetry, get the most out of it and see wh...

November 10, 2016

  The Secret Horses of Briar Hill is an emotional story that celebrates the power of the imagination in a big way. It provides a wonderfully different World War 2 story for those wanting an alternative to Michael Morpurgo or Sam Angus. I should also mention it's a beau...

November 9, 2016

  Here is a chilly but warming tale of learning to look at the bright side, even when you live in the arctic, cleverly written by Jory John and beautifully illustrated by Lane Smith. It might be the perfect book to help face those winter blues, for adults as well as ch...

August 4, 2016

  Learning about the world is tough. A lot of things like cooking and drawing and dinosaurs don't work quite how you might expect. If you're like Wolf, you're probably lacking the patience to learn and would rather get on with eating everything.

Luckily, Wolf...

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