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The Last Spell Breather

I picked The Last Spell Breather up in a pack of proofs from OUP Childrens that had been in the staff room for a while. Wow! From the first page this was a non-stop adventure with an intriguingly original magical system, cracking cast of characters, and a pace that pulled you through to the last …

Lovecraft Country
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Lovecraft Country

“Soon to be an HBO Series!” Got to love those printed stickers on books. Now that the gripe is out of the way 😉 Lovecraft Country was low on the cosmic horror side of the Lovecraftian mythos, but high on the adventure and thrills. Matt Ruff sets his series of adventures in mid-50s USA, where …

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures
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Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures

I really love these books from Laura Ellen Anderson and think I look forward to a new adventure as much as the children in the shop (maybe even more). Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures sees the gang visiting the Yeti Pits to celebrate Grand-yeti’s 350th birthday party. This is very exciting in itself …

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The Girl of Ink and Stars

In ‘The Girl of Ink & Stars’, Kiran creates a believable world inhabited by believable characters. The story starts as though it is going to be historical fiction set on an island in an imaginary tropical ocean, but as it progresses the mystical side of the island and their inhabitants start to develop. A convincing …

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday
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Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

I really, really look forward to a new book from Laura Ellen Anderson and Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday kept up the streak of fun adventures that are great to read alone or to children. The Rainbow Rangers idea was brilliant, we all remember summer camps, some with love, others with less love and …

Kid Normal And The Rogue Heroes
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Kid Normal And The Rogue Heroes

In Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes we follow Murph, Hilda, Nellie, Mary and Billy in the continuing adventures of the Super Zeroes against an even greater danger than that wasp guy, you know the one. Another well written and funny book by Greg James and Chris Smith showing that heroes don’t need superpowers to …

Secrets of a Sun King
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Secrets Of A Sun King

In Emma Carrol’s latest historical adventure for Middle Grade we find Lilian and her friends in a race against time to stop the Pharaoh’s curse. Right from the start this goes at a cracking pace that pulls you along in anticipation of the next part of the adventure, set in London and Egypt (and a …

Simply the Quest
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Simply The Quest

Well, in the second book of Maz Evans series we find out that it is not only QEII that has an interesting skill set, the rest of the royal family has certain aptitudes and attitudes. Nice to know that everyone enjoys a good BBQ. In Simply The Quest we follow Elliot in his quest for …