Book Reviews / Age 8+

25th August 2023

A Hero Like Me

A Hero Like Me is a powerful, lyrical picturebook that explores the concept of a hero and where they can be found.

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.

7th June 2023

Are We There Yet?

Visually stunning and thought-provoking text, that is worthy of a place in any primary classroom.

19th February 2024

Bunny vs Monkey: Rise of the Maniacal Badger

Attempting to defeat the new evil genius of the maniacal badger is the theme that links the 46 short comic sketches in this latest book on the series.

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.

18th July 2023

Chews Your Own Tasty Adventure

Dr Sai Pathmanathan has replicated this structure in the fun and playful, interactive cookbook Chews Your Own Tasty Adventure: Vegetarian recipes from around the world.

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.

3rd February 2024

Epic Adventures: Explore the World in 12 Amazing Train Journeys

A fact-filled and attractively designed globetrotting children's information book which uses different train journeys as a way of exploring every continent of the world.

15th July 2023

Greenwild: The World Behind the Door

Themes of friendship, courage and self-knowledge will appeal to readers in KS2, making this a sound reading for pleasure choice for upper primary school children.

24th October 2023

Island of Whispers

17th February 2024

Kevin the Vampire

An hilarious, pacy novel that introduces us to Kevin and Susie and follows their wild and exciting adventure with monsters and very boring aunts.