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.

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.

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.

14th May 2024

Angel of Grasmere

A gripping piece of historical fiction that brings to life the tension and challenges of World War II through the eyes of young Tarn.

7th June 2023

Are We There Yet?

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

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.

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.

5th May 2024

Ember Spark and the Thunder of Dragons

A story with a thrilling plot brimming with magic, humour and some moments of real jeopardy.

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.