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BOOK REVIEW: The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer

- Short Review - Many readers will be familiar with the name Artemis Fowl, even if they're never read any of Eoin Colfer's previous novels.  This book passes the baton for adventure to his younger, twin, brothers Myles and Beckett Fowl.  Twins they may be but they look different and definitely approach life in a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer

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BOOK REVIEW: North Child by Edith Pattou

- Short Review - Imagine Beauty and the Beast, set in Scandinavia, with added trolls and you have the wonderful mythical tale that is "North Child".  The heroine of the tale is sacrificed to a White Bear by her superstitious mother, in exchange for the family's prosperity and to heal her sister Sara.  However there… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: North Child by Edith Pattou

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BOOK REVIEW: The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

Short Review Oliver Jeffers is at it again and this time he is using traditional lithography with a masters touch - a technique which sings from the pages of The Fate of Fausto. Not only does Jeffers create another classic story, he's able to conjure a modern day fable that is more simplistic than his… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

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BOOK REVIEW: Spylark by Danny Rurlander

- Short Review - The cover and title of this book make you think of James Bond and, indeed, there is a decent villain, spy in the making and plenty of thrilling action within this story.  Set in the Lake District it follows Tom and his new friends as they foil a plot to assassinate… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spylark by Danny Rurlander

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BOOK REVIEW: The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams

- Short Review - David Walliams is at it again and after three volumes of The World's Worst Children he turns his pen and mind to The World's Worst Teachers. I have to say that I did very much enjoy these stories, with many reminding me of some of my worst teachers - this volume… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams

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BOOK REVIEW: Sea Witch Rising by Sarah Henning

- Short Review - "Sea Witch Rising" is the follow up to "Sea Witch" - a loose re-imagining of the Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Little Mermaid".  Both books merge a mixture of land based magic, underwater worlds of mermaids and seemingly impossible loves.  "Sea Witch Rising" adds a whole new element though with the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Sea Witch Rising by Sarah Henning

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BOOK REVIEW: Princess BMX by Marie Basting

- Short Review - Being a princess can be pretty dull.  Even if you live in the kingdom of Biscotti and are surrounded by magical things it can become a bit samey after a while.  Princess Avariella Petulia Winifred Pandoro D'Allessandro of Biscotti is bored of racing on her sack around the palace - lucky… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Princess BMX by Marie Basting

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BOOK REVIEW: Bedlam by Derek Landy

- Short Review - The chances are that anyone considering "Bedlam" is already familiar with the Skulduggery Pleasant series.  This epic volume gives us more of the same mix of humour, magic and in-fighting that we're used to.  In amongst trying to protect us mortals from an attack this instalment also sees Valkyrie trying to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bedlam by Derek Landy

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BOOK REVIEW: One Springy Day by Nick Butterworth

- Short Review - A charming tale to celebrate 30 years of Percy the park keeper and his animal friends.  They're all enjoying a game of hide 'n' seek one day but fox is struggling to find a good hiding place.  When he breaks the rules and enters Percy's workshop he comes to a sticky… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: One Springy Day by Nick Butterworth

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BOOK REVIEW: Lily and the Rockets by Rebecca Stevens

 - Short Review - A cracker of a story, based in World War One, which tells the tale of women's football at the time.   Lily, aged 14, lives with her Dad and has started working as a munitionette in the local arsenal (having lied about her age).  The factory has a women's team, which… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Lily and the Rockets by Rebecca Stevens