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The Promise Witch
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The Promise Witch

Celine Kiernan. Walker Books. (224p) ISBN 9781406373936 I’d been waiting on The Promise Witch forever, or that’s how it felt as the first two in the trilogy were soooo good. From the start I realised that I was really going to enjoy this adventure with Mup and Crow, we see old enemies return and new …

Otherland
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Otherland

Louie Stowell. Nosy Crow. (224p) ISBN 9781788000468 As you may have noticed recently I’ve bemoaned the fact that I couldn’t settle down to read anything and I was finding it more and more frustrating as it went on, I eventually thought ‘why not go back to the fun of middle grade?’ The first pick on …

Girl of Ink and Stars
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The Girl of Ink and Stars

Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Chicken House. (240p) ISBN 9781910002742 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 …

Jungledrop
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Jungledrop

Abi Elphinstone. Simon & Schuster. (288p) ISBN 9781471173684 I’ve got to admit that this is the first in the series that I’ve read and was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to follow the story and miss out on the full experience. I’m so glad to say that Jungledrop stands alone as a …

Sam Wu Is Not Afraid Of Sharks
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Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Sharks

Katie & Kevin Tsang. HarperCollins. (240p) ISBN 9781405287524 Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Sharks is another great read from the team that wrote and illustrated Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts. The writing is clear and funny, with really energetic illustrations to accompany and flesh-out the story. A fun adventure that explores ideas …

Ella on the Outside
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Ella on the Outside

Cath Howe. Nosy Crow. (240p) ISBN 9781788000338 Ella is at a new school, her best friend is far away, her father is in prison, and she is finding this difficult to deal with. Then the troubles really start, who can you trust, who is your friend? Ella on the Outside is a well-written look at …

Big Foot and Little Foot
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Big Foot and Little Foot

Ellen Potter. Abrams. (160p) ISBN 9781419731211 Big Foot and Little Foot is the story of Hugo and Boone, a story of friendship and adventure. Hugo is a Sasquatch and Boone is a Human and the two were never meant to meet, fear of discovery keeping Sasquatch society hidden as they think that humans will either …

The Mystery of the Colour Thief
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The Mystery of the Colour Thief

Ewa Jozefkowicz. Head of Zeus. (208p) ISBN 9781786698957 In The Mystery of the Colour Thief Izzy is beset by a lot of problems in this story, her mum is in a coma in the hospital after a car crash that she feels is her fault, her dad is not coping at all, and her best …

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