Reviewer:

Róisín O’Shea

Book Cover – Skylar and the K-Pop Headteacher

Skylar and the K-Pop Headteacher

Like any sensible pre-teen, Skylar is ‘appropriately obsessed’ with K-Pop. Who cares about maths homework or helping out at home when AZ8, the best and cutest band in the world, has a brand new music video? Grown-ups just don’t understand, least of all the prim-and-proper headteacher, Ms. Callus. But during an argument with Ms Callus in the school corridor, there is a flash of green light, and when Skylar comes to, she feels strange and … old! She and Ms. Callus have swapped bodies, and they have to find a way to swap back before the AZ8 concert on Saturday!

Book Cover - Nibbles Shapes

Nibbles Shapes

Nibbles has already taught us about numbers, colours, and Christmas: now he is helping us to learn about shapes – and making triangles look delicious!

Book Cover - Cake!

Cake!

Cake! is a story about right and wrong … and cake, of course! The mystery of who ate Bunny’s birthday cake is the loveliest whodunit you will read all year. And though everyone learns a valuable lesson, this is a morality tale that does not moralize. There are no tiresome speeches, or predictable consequences. Instead, friends make amends for their mistakes naturally, not because they were told off and feel guilty, but because they care for each other and want to make one another happy.

Book Cover - The Wild Life of Animals

The Wild Life of Animals

The Wild Life of Animals has fun telling the stories of all sorts of critters. It features some common old favourites, like giant pandas, and some uncommon new ones – have you ever heard, for instance, of a bulldog bat or a paradoxical frog?

Book Cover - Seasons

Seasons

Pang and Robin’s picture book is a treat for nature lovers of any age. For those learning about the Alaskan Tundra, or the Yellow Dragon Valley for the first time, it is a magical introduction – and for those who've heard about them before, it shows new sights and wonders.

The Zebra's Great Escape - book cover

The Zebra's Great Escape

The Zebra’s Great Escape is a story of the friendship that grows between Mink, a cheeky little girl, and her furry, feathered, and fanged friends. Their adventure is as tender as it is wild. Together they stand up to cruelty and show the courage you can gain when you care for someone.

Book cover - Gaia Goddess Of The Earth

Gaia: Goddess of the Earth

The story of Gaia is the story of how things came to be. Gaia made the delicately balanced world and mothered the confident gods. She struggles to protect the goodness of the world from the damaging arrogance of the Titans and Olympians. But even she is not perfect: she gets caught in her own frustration, makes mistakes, and causes harm when she had good intentions at heart. But more importantly, she learns from her mistakes, adapts and grows.