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.

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.

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.

21st September 2023

Impossible Creatures

This book offers us a feast for the imagination, from the endpapers adorned with a beautiful map of the Archipelago, captivatingly illustrated and described with wonder and wit.

22nd February 2024


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

6th December 2023

Lands of Belonging: A History of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Britain

A comprehensive, engaging and visually enticing children's information book which offers a strong anti-racist message and makes a compelling argument for seeing South Asian history and culture as an i