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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 …

Murder Most Unladylike
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Murder Most Unladylike

Just before Christmas (a couple of years back) we found out that Robin Stevens was coming to one of our local schools to talk to the pupils about her books and writing mysteries, have to say I jumped at the chance to organise something to support the schools librarian and the school (but also to …

The Goldfish Boy
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The Goldfish Boy

Matthew is the last person to see Teddy before Teddy goes missing, can Matthew solve the mystery of the disappearance? Only one major difficulty stands in Matthew’s way to do this, Matthew has O.C.D. which makes it near impossible for him to leave his room and interact with people. Lisa Thompson writes a compelling and …

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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 …

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 …

The Gift of Dark Hollow
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The Gift Of Dark Hollow

The Gift of Dark Hollow is a wonderful follow-up to the first of the series, The Legend of Podkin One-Ear which was one of my favourite books of last year. We follow the further adventures of Podkin, Paz and Pook in their fight against the Gorm. In this book we follow them in their search …

Elizabeth & Zenobia
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Elizabeth & Zenobia

It’s actually been a while since I read Elizabeth and Zenobia and it still stands strong in my mind. A wonderful mystery with imaginary (?) friends, loss, obsession and certain Victorian sensibilities. Elizabeth moves to a big house in the countryside with forbidden areas and strange happenings, her father is distant but her imaginary friend …