Book Reviews / Age 10+

19th March 2024

A Drop of Golden Sun

16th April 2024

A History of Words for Children

An illustrated non-fiction book that takes the reader on a philological journey through the development of spoken and written language across the globe.

24th May 2024

A House Without Walls

A story following the difficulties of Safiya, whose life in war-torn Damascus, Syria, is turned on its head when her family have to escape.

13th April 2024

All Charged Up! : Big Ideas That Changed the World

A narrative nonfiction in graphic novel format telling the fascinating story of electricity.

13th May 2024

All the Pieces of Me

Tally's Year 8 experience is overshadowed by a bullying group of 'friends' and the management of her autism.

26th November 2023

Am I Made of Stardust?

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock uses her cheerful, accessible style to answers the sorts of questions that children, and many adults, ask about Space.

3rd December 2023

Ancient Myths, Legends and Superheroes

This text takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the stories that have shaped humanity's understanding of the world and its origins.

25th March 2024

Big Ideas from Literature: How Books Can Change Your World

An eye-opening and thought-provoking information book which encourages children to think more deeply about the process of reading and the reasons for it.

23rd April 2024

Bird Boy

A beautiful novel about loss, migration and the healing power of nature.

25th October 2023

Brilliant Black British History

An excellent overview of how Black people have been present in Britain throughout human history.

24th May 2024

Britannica’s Encyclopedia Infographica

Presenting knowledge of our world as something both beautiful and unique.

31st October 2023

By The Sea

A lesson in geography and history, looking at every aspect of our oceans as is possible, from holidays to trade, and mythical beings to marine life.