Three Keys by Kelly Yang

Publication date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk. Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever. She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista Motel, Mia gets to … Continue reading Three Keys by Kelly Yang

Opie Jones Talks To Animals by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin

Publication Date: 4 February 2021 The Blurb 10-year-old Opie Jones is Very Ordinary. In fact nothing remarkable has ever happened to her, if you don’t count the cat that gives her funny looks from next door (which she doesn’t). So she is naturally very surprised when she is recruited to join The Resistance – a … Continue reading Opie Jones Talks To Animals by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin

The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling newly hatched dragons. He's got it … Continue reading The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Owl And The Lost Boy by Amy Wilson

Publication Date: 15 October 2020 Normally, I'd start with the blurb, followed by the review, but let's be honest... who wants to read that when you can just watch Amy talk about the fae characters in her stunning books, A Girl Called Owl and Owl And The Lost Boy, and enjoy a reading! You can … Continue reading Owl And The Lost Boy by Amy Wilson

The Super-Miraculous Journey Of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson, illustrated by Rob Biddulph

Publication Date: 30 April 2020 The Blurb Freddie Yates loves facts. A fact can’t leave you and no one can take it away. But when he learns the surprising fact that his biological dad might be living in Wales, Freddy and his best friends sneak off to find him, unwittingly causing a chain of ‘miraculous’ … Continue reading The Super-Miraculous Journey Of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson, illustrated by Rob Biddulph

Midge & Mo by Lara Williamson, illustrated by Becky Cameron

Publication Date: 5 March 2020 The Blurb Midge doesn’t want to go to a new school. He wants everything to go back to the way it was – with his old school, his old friends and his parents back together. Mo is Midge’s buddy at his new school. She’s super smiley and can’t wait to … Continue reading Midge & Mo by Lara Williamson, illustrated by Becky Cameron

Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Becka Moor

Publication Date: 5 March 2020 The Blurb Anything can happen at Wigglesbottom Primary and it always does. Are all the bunnies in the playground up to no good? YES Will the school's special guest make them famous? YES Does the music teacher have a bewitched violin? YES So what are Class 2R going to do … Continue reading Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Becka Moor

The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook

Publication Date: 2 January 2020 The Blurb Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen’s jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang? Cover illustration by … Continue reading The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook

TrooFriend by Kirsty Applebaum

Publication Date: 2 April 2020 The BlurbImagine having the perfect friend, one who never steals, lies or bullies. Now you can, with the TrooFriend 560, the latest in artificial intelligence! What can go wrong with a robot buddy? Especially one that’s developing human characteristics and feelings, and who has just run away with her human? … Continue reading TrooFriend by Kirsty Applebaum

Pie In The Sky by Remy Lai

Publication Date: 6 June 2019 The Blurb When Jingwen moves to Australia, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. Making friends is impossible, since he doesn’t speak English, and he’s stuck looking after his little brother Yanghao. But Jingwen knows how to make everything better. If he can just make all of the cakes on … Continue reading Pie In The Sky by Remy Lai