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.

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.

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

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

18th July 2023

Lessons from Our Ancestors: Equality, Inclusivity and Sustainability in the Ancient World

Field archaeologist and TV presenter Raksha Dave gives readers an insight into a diverse range of unheard voices from the past in Lessons from Our Ancestors: Equality, Inclusivity and Sustainability i

27th July 2023

Let’s Build a Dam!

A beautifully illustrated picture book that follows the exciting imaginations and charming fun of three siblings as they collaborate to construct a dam together.