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The House that Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins - A Review

The House that Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins was one of my favourite books as a child. I read it over and over again down the years and never tired of it. 304 more words

Book Reviews

Football Fever - books for kids who love the game

We’re halfway through the football season, and things are hotting up – is the Premiership title already sewn up?  Will Southampton and West Ham make it into Europe?   320 more words

Children's Books

Almost Super

Here’s a book that’s great for fans of superheroes and silliness!

Almost Super by Marion Jensen. Harper, 2014.
It’s the day Rafter and Benny Bailey have been waiting for their whole lives: February 29 after they’ve both turned twelve. 287 more words


Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell: A Review

Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell is the third and final book in the Ottoline series, of which the first two books are Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Ottoline Goes to School. 330 more words

Books For Girls

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell: A Review

Regular readers will be well aware of my enduring love for Chris Riddell, both as an author and an illustrator.

His most famous work is probably alongside Paul Stewart as the co-author of The Edge Chronicles, but his work ranges far and wide, and some of my favourites of his books are the Ottoline series. 360 more words

Book Reviews

Half-Hearted Review of The Scorch Trials

James Dashner’s The Scorch Trials picks up the story of the Gladers after The Maze Runner ends.  The trials for this group of young men have just begun.   221 more words

Young Adult Fiction