Book Reviews

24th February 2024

How Does a Lighthouse Work?

A beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book, taking us into the world of the lighthouse, exploring their history, geography, science and celebrating their varied architecture and design.

23rd February 2024

Rani Reports on the Missing Millions

Rani and her Nani pit their wits against unscrupulous treasure hunters in this funny, fast paced, thrilling adventure.

23rd February 2024

Time Travelling with a Tortoise

The plot is ingenious, intriguing, and thought-provoking, including time travel through multi-universes, a dinosaur chase, and life and death.

22nd February 2024


A moving and hopeful novella set on Lindisfarne, with loss at the heart of this strange, fable-like story.

22nd February 2024

How Far We’ve Come

A complex narrative that deals with a difficult subject in an engaging and challenging way.

22nd February 2024

Puppy Problems: A Peanut, Butter & Crackers Story

Crackers (dog) and Butter (cat) live a very nice life with their human owners, Until their life is totally disrupted by the arrival of Crackers, the puppy.

22nd February 2024

Visual Timelines: World History

A beautifully illustrated, non-fiction book covering the world's history in a mere six chapters from our earliest ancestors to Covid-19 and beyond.

22nd February 2024

Runaway Cone

With a twist at the end that will leave readers excited for more, this laugh-out-loud adventure makes for a brilliant read for young readers who love construction machines and outdoor adventures.

21st February 2024

The Mab

A collection of 11 Welsh tales, newly told versions of the very old stories from the Mabinogi.

20th February 2024

Groosham Grange Graphic Novel

Anthony Horowitz's classic gothic page-turner is brought to life in full colour in this hilarious graphic novel adaptation.

19th February 2024

Out of the Blue

A delightful picture book that demonstrates the importance of embracing differences and how love and support can lead to changes.

19th February 2024

Black Bird, Blue Road

Moving historical fantasy about a Jewish girl trying to save her twin brother.