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A Kid in My Class

The eponymous ‘kid’ in this exuberant collection from prize-winning poet Rooney is a wildly varying type – there’s the football-mad one, the self-obsessed (presented in haiku form with the word ‘me’ repeated seventeen times), the compulsive fibber, the nondescript ‘Joe Bloggs’. There’s also the serial best-friender, the fidgeter and the queen bee who’s always first…

Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants

This is the follow-up title to Alienography: Or How to Spot an Alien Invasion. In the first book, a parody of a fictional work of non-fiction, Riddell directed his attention to aliens and robots. This time, he’s targeted the iconic evil-genius-with-a-giant-head for his lampooning. There are plenty of franchises up for ridicule, with Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5 and Star…

Counting Sheep: A Bedtime Adventure!

As every young insomniac knows, one of the biggest obstacles to getting a good night’s sleep is the lack of actual sheep in your bedroom to count. Fortunately for Tom, the restless young boy at the centre of this delightful new book, he has some ovine visitors (7 to be exact) who are then followed…

Fortunately the Milk

Gaiman’s latest book is an entertaining story about a Dad who goes to the grocery store to buy some milk and has an absurd adventure on his return trip. There is a time-traveling dinosaur, some umpires, a couple intelligent ponies and of course pirates.  Gaiman is known for his intriguing plots and great storytelling and…

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Lavishly jacketed with a blinged-out silver skull pattern and shades of deep purple and black, Goth Girl appeals to the contemporary Goth look, whilst romping with abandon through the stock figures of Gothic Romance and horror writing from the 18th and 19th centuries. Readers in search of terse, neat plotting will be disappointed: Ada Goth’s mission to…

Hugo Pepper

Hugo Pepper is an orphan adopted by reindeer herders and raised as their own in the Frozen North. When he is 12, he discovers the wreck of a snow sleigh in the shed and his adoptive parents tell him the terrible truth. As a baby, Hugo and his parents crashed in the snow sleigh and…

Odd and the Frost Giants

Odd might seem like an unusual name, and even though it’s actually quite a lucky one in the Viking village he grew up in, there’s no denying that Odd has taken some of the qualities of his name to heart. After his father dies unexpectedly in a freak ‘pony-overboard’ incident after a raid, Odd becomes…

Platypus

Chris Riddell is a very successful and experienced writer and illustrator of children’s books (and amongst other things he is the political cartoonist for The Economist, The Independent (UK), The Independent on Sunday and The Observer). The eponymous Platypus is an immediately endearing character, cute but not cutesy, somewhat in the vein of Mick Inkpen’s…

Scavenger 1: Zoid

Set on a gigantic spherical spaceship travelling on a seemingly endless journey from Earth, Scavenger Zoid is the first in a brand new sci-fi series from the creators of the fantastic Edge Chronicles, Muddle Earth and Ottoline books. Following the fight for survival of York, a young scavenger based in one of the few remaining…

The Castle Of Inside Out

Young Lorina has an essay to write about a special place so she sets off to explore the mysterious Castle of Inside Out. At first, misled by the prejudice of a talking black rabbit who insists he knows more than she does, Lorina anticipates all sorts of meanness from the green people who live outside.…

Wyrmeweald: Bloodhoney

Following the events of Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth, Micah, Eli and Thrace are waiting out the icy, fatal grip of Fullwinter in a specially equipped den. But unbeknownst to them, a lethal winter caller has been sent on their trail with the instructions: "Find them. Dig them out. Dispatch them… slowly." While Bloodhoney is second in a trilogy, readers unfamiliar…

‘The Emperor’s Gruckle Hand,’ ‘Henry Hobbs and the Lost Planet.’ and ‘William and the Wolves’

This is an interesting collection of books under the banner ‘short accessible novels for more confident readers’ – a definite niche in a crowded children’s book market. The books are all written and illustrated by the ‘award winning team’ of Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell. William and the Wolves is the most interesting of the…


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