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Saturday, 14 November 2015

My Childrens Weekly Book Column for The South Wales Evening Post Nov 14th

My Childrens Weekly Book Column for The South Wales Evening Post Nov 14th


BOOK OF THE WEEK


RETURN TO THE SECRET GARDEN BY HOLLY WEBB
CHILDRENS 9+
A welcome return to one of my favourite classics is sure to weave its spell over a new generation. Set against the backdrop of World War Two it tells of a lonely orphan Emmie sent to Misselthwaite for safety. Whilst pining for her cat left behind in London there is a secret garden to be uncovered. The realities of war are never far away however heralding new beginnings and endings. This is an atmospheric, beautiful read I thoroughly enjoyed.
ISBN 9781407144856 Scholastic HB £8.99

PICTURE BOOK 3+

THAT'S POO! BY BOBADEG

A charming and unique book that you can personalise with your own child's photo and name throughout. The kids will love being part of the bold and colourful illustrations in this laugh out loud story about animals and their different types of poo! There is a whole range of books suitable for girls and boys for you to pick from. A great personalised way to help develop your childs learning.
www.bobadeg.com PB £9.99


CHILDRENS BOOK 9+

FIRE GIRL BY MATT RALPHS

An historical magical adventure about friendship, loyalty and bravery. Set in an alternative Cromwellian England Hazel, a young witch and her grumpy familiar, a dormouse called Bramley search for her kidnapped mother. She is forced to team up with two witch finders while trying to keep her true identity a secret. But will they help or betray her? Aimed at a younger audience, its great for boys and girls who are confident readers
FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE
ISBN 9781447283553 PB Pan Macmillan £6.99




YOUNG ADULT FICTION 13+

THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE BY LEILA SCALES

A lot of teen readers will relate to Elise's feelings of being the outsider when she goes to a new school. How can she become popular whilst staying true to herself? Only when Elise discovers a secret warehouse party where she can DJ does she start to feel accepted as well as finding her own niche. Can she juggle her double life? Some great life lessons wrapped up in a coming of age story.
FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE
ISBN 9781447252832 PB Pan Macmillan £6.99