The Invasion Of Crooked Oak by Dan Smith, illustrated by Chris King

Publication Date: 3 September 2020 The Blurb Nancy's parents are acting weird. Their eyes are blank, they won't eat - it's like they're no longer themselves. Pete and Krish are obsessed with unexplained phenomena and when they offer to help Nancy investigate, they're sure they can crack the case. But the deeper the trio dig, … Continue reading The Invasion Of Crooked Oak by Dan Smith, illustrated by Chris King

My Headteacher Is An Evil Genius! by Jack Noel

Publication Date: 6 August 2020 The Blurb Meet Tom Ginger. She’s shy! She’s retiring! She’s … our only hope!Not exactly the stuff that heroes are made of – or is it? Shy girl Tom Ginger is the world’s most unlikeliest hero – until she discovers that her new braces have the power to act as radio transmitters, … Continue reading My Headteacher Is An Evil Genius! by Jack Noel

Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell

Publication Date: 04 June 2020 The Blurb THE GAME IS ON. TRAVEL WITH WONDER. When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion on their way to school, they find themselves trapped aboard The Principia - a scientific research ship sailing through hazardous waters, captained by one Isaac Newton.Lost in the year 2473 in the … Continue reading Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell

Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick

Publication Date: 19 March 2020 The Blurb Who is the mysterious bloodstained man who stops their coach? Why is no one around when Lance and the rest of Year Six arrive at the brand new Crater Lake activity centre? But this is just the beginning of the school trip from hell; a fight for survival … Continue reading Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick

Max & The Millions by Ross Montgomery

Cover illustration by David Litchfield Max hates life at St. Goliath’s Boarding School. The Headmaster, Mr. Pitt, is nothing like the caring teacher he portrays himself as. Every assembly Max is made to sit in the SPECIAL SEAT because he wears hearing aids. He’d far rather hide away with the caretaker, Mr Darrow, making miniature … Continue reading Max & The Millions by Ross Montgomery

Tin by Pádraig Kenny

Cover illustration by Katie Hickey Christopher only has fleeting snatches of memories before his life at the junkyard with Mr Absalom. He’s the only ‘proper’ boy amidst the rag-tag collection of mechanical children who live there. A terrible accident sparks a chain of events that leave the mechanical friends reeling from an awful truth, as … Continue reading Tin by Pádraig Kenny

Battle Of The Beetles by M.G. Leonard

Cover illustration, chapter headers and beetles by Elisabet Portabella Interior illustrations by Karl James Mountford The final instalment of M.G. Leonard’s trilogy begins just eleven days after the devastating finale at the Film Awards... Somewhere, deep in a rainforest and hidden from the world, Lucretia Cutter has put her plans for world domination into action. … Continue reading Battle Of The Beetles by M.G. Leonard

Below Zero by Dan Smith

Cover design by stevewellsdesign.com In the frozen depths of Antarctica, at Outpost Zero, thirty two people from the Exodus Project are preparing for life on Mars. They are joined by scientists from BioMesa, but no one knows why they are there. Zak and his family had been enjoying a holiday on the sun drenched island … Continue reading Below Zero by Dan Smith

Revenge Of The Atomic Burps by Gareth P. Jones, illustrated by Steve May

Publication Date: 8th February 2018 Bisket has been suspended from active duty and finds himself facing a week at Mrs Stroganov’s Dog Hotel while Philip has a well deserved holiday. Meanwhile, Mitzy is sent to investigate alien activity at a fizzy drinks factory. Without her partner, and with the entire seagull network down, she finds … Continue reading Revenge Of The Atomic Burps by Gareth P. Jones, illustrated by Steve May

Phoenix by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean

Some books are harder to review than others; they need time to sink in, to settle, to allow all the thoughts to clarify themselves in my mind. This was one of those, and I really hope that after a second read, my review does Phoenix justice. It is one of the best books that I … Continue reading Phoenix by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean