Book Review, Children's Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Boy: His Stories and How They Came To Be by Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is the author and artist of so many children's books that I love, so it is going to be fairly difficult for me not to be glowing in my review of his latest offering The Boy: His Stories and How They Came To Be. I discovered Oliver Jeffers when my first daughter was… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Boy: His Stories and How They Came To Be by Oliver Jeffers

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Hydra by Robert Swindells

Something is causing mysterious circles to appear in the cornfields of Canfield Farm. And someone, or something, has obviously terrified Barry Cansfield. But when friends Ben and Midge sneak out to the farm to investigate, they discover a secret more terrifying than they could possibly have imagined.

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Rose Raventhorpe Investigates Books 1 to 3, by Janine Beacham

Short Review The books in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series simply keep getting better with each instalment. Janine Beacham has created a wonderful fictional world in her city of ‘Yorke’, with secret passageways beneath the cobbled streets (known as the ‘Stairs Below’), magical cat statues which function as the guardians of Yorke, and a secret… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Rose Raventhorpe Investigates Books 1 to 3, by Janine Beacham

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Girls for the Vote by Linda Newbery

Polly longs to become an explorer. But in 1914, women's rights and choices are limited – something twelve-year-old Polly learns when she befriends her new neighbours: two suffragettes, fighting for women's rights to vote.

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- Short Review - From the award winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave of ‘The Girl of Ink & Stars’ comes her much anticipated follow up novel ‘The Island at the End of Everything’ and what a book it is. A kaleidoscopic depiction of a young girls struggles on the Island of Culion in 1906. An island that is both… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized, Young Adult

Book Review: The Revenge of Tirpitz by M.L. Sloan

Score: Four and a half out of five Storgy typewriters Other books like this: Blitz by Robert Swindells. Short Review: Faster paced than a Spitfire and more punch than a V2 bomb. The Revenge of Tirpitz is a told between now and the end of World War II. It is a story of mystery, espionage, revenge… Continue reading Book Review: The Revenge of Tirpitz by M.L. Sloan

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

– Short Review – This book is a whirlwind – fast paced, gripping and building on the world that Ness so delicately nurtured in the first book 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' also reviewed here by STORGY KIDS. Todd’s world is changed forever when he makes a deal with the Devil Mayor Prentiss (President Prentiss)… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness