Book Reviews / Age 12+

3rd February 2024

100 Tales from the Tokyo Ghost Café

A highly original, thrilling and moving story, featuring the book's creators as characters on a research trip collecting ghost stories from around Japan.

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.

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.

23rd April 2024

Bird Boy

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

24th May 2024

Britannica’s Encyclopedia Infographica

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

14th January 2024

Brown Girl Dreaming

A stunning verse memoir in which the author describes her experiences of growing up in 1960s America, including her birth in Ohio and her childhood divided between segregated South Carolina and New Yo

4th November 2023

Do You Remember?

An incredibly beautiful picturebook that brings to life a moment in time, and moments in the time of a mother and son embarking on a new life, far from what was home.

4th December 2023

Explodapedia: The Cell

An illustrated reference book that details our understanding of the cell as the foundation of all life on earth.

25th March 2024

Future Hopes: Hopeful Stories in a Time of Climate Change

A collection of stories of how we might live more sustainably in the future.

24th October 2023


In this selection of rewritten fairy stories, girls stand up for themselves, solve their own problems and marry the frog not the prince.

24th October 2023

Gwen and Art Are Not In Love

A fast-paced romantic comedy set in Arthurian Britain.