Grandma’s House of Rules – review

Grandma has a prized family heirloom that mustn’t even be approached, never mind touched – how will the boy cope with this rule? In a tale about coping with responsibilities and finding surprising solutions to problems, our young hero discovers his Grandma is not quite what she seems.

Indigo Takes Flight – review

Indigo Takes Flight is a great short story, says reviewer Louise Date, and one that is a thought-provoking tool for discussing change, difference and how to accept the people we see in the mirror.

Les Sardines A L’Huile – review

This book is jam-packed with gold and silver delights, says reviewer Karl Foster. From the debossed cover to the skilfully rendered designs within you will discover the range of items that reside in the category of tinned oily fish. All drawn by Glynn Boyd Harte.

In Her Element – review

This story’s narrative speaks volumes in very few pages, and is in a flowing cadence that will allow children to follow the story through its tricky storyline and challenging themes not often given coverage in children’s books: disability, bullying, acceptance, and a childhood unlike others. Review by Louise Date.

Mistaken For A Bear – review

This book shows the consequences of the British Empire at work within the class system, the collecting of ‘specimens’ from across the globe and the fact that London has always been a cosmopolitan city devoted to the amassing of capital.

The Story Thief – review

Olive, who lives by the shores of a small port town loves books. She is a shy child and will only leave the house to borrow them from her Library in Craggy Bay. After Olive loses her latest Library book there begins a mystery that affects the whole town. Just what is going on? Asks reviewer Karl Foster.

Orwell – review

Orwell is the new graphic novel by Pierre Christin and Sébastien Verdier tracing the life of the famous writer, know for ‘1984’. Reviewed by Louise Date ‘The whole book reads like a rip-roaring adventure’.

Atlas of Amazing Architecture – review + interview

Atlas of Amazing Architecture will draw young and older readers in, delighting in a wide ranging exploration of fascinating buildings who are now getting a bit more exposure thanks to this fun and informative book.

A Match for a Mermaid – review

Malu, the Mermaid Queen decides it is time to find a consort and she employs her chief hand-maid Brooke to make it so. Reviewer, Karl Foster, says the story is designed to help us to understand that each time that you look far and wide you also need to remember to look closer to home for solutions