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Saturday, 23 April 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW APRIL 23-24

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW APRIL 23-24

Find my Childrens Book Review Column in The South Wales Evening Post this weekend April 23-24th. This week my picks include an epic fantasy from Cassandra Clare, Thomas The Tank Engine visiting London for the Queens Birthday, a street full of monsters and a tale of damaging friendship and survival.


BOOK OF THE WEEK

LADY MIDNIGHT BY CASSANDRA CLARE
CHILDRENS 12+
An exciting new series which returns to the ever popular world of the Shadow Hunters introduces us to the next generation of warriors. A huge book of such epic proportions it will devour you. There is a killer amongst them but whom can they trust? With a large diverse cast this has something for everyone. Doomed love, fractured families, fast and furious adventure and so many twists and turns it leaves you breathless. Epic
ISBN: 9781471116612 PB Simon & Schuster Ltd £12.99
5/5 Stars





A VISIT TO LONDON FOR THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE
CHILDRENS 2+
The Fat controller has been invited to London to the Queens Birthday and who better to take him but Thomas. On his way they see all the capitols landmarks like St Pauls Cathedral and Tower Bridge. They even sail down the Thames and end a great day celebrating the Queens Birthday. Perfect introduction for those visiting London for the first time and a great addition to a beloved series teaching lessons about life and friendship.
ISBN: 9781405281263 PB Egmont UK Ltd £6.99
5/5 Stars




SCREAM STREET: UNINVITED GUESTS BY TOMMY DONBAVAND
CHILDRENS 5+
This CBBC tie in contains two fun filled adventure stories full of werewolf’s, ghosts , haunted houses and other very scary things. The government allow a mix of ghouls, vampires and monsters to live on Scream Street, out of the way so they wont be a nuisance and most of the time its peaceful. Most of the time. A bit of horror mixed with friendship and fun that will appeal to boys and girls.
 ISBN: 9781406367843 PB Walker Books Ltd £5.99
4/5 Stars




BEAUTIFUL BROKEN THINGS BY SARA BARNARD
CHILDREN 13+
A powerful novel that will give you much to think about. Caddy and Rosie are best friends but when the new and exciting Suzanne arrives it changes their dynamic for ever. Caddy is desperate to come out of her shell and is totally entranced by Suzanne's wild free spirit but at what price? Self destructive because of her fathers physical abuse Suzanne spirals out of control but will the girls be able to save her?
ISBN: 9781509803538 PB Pan Macmillan £7.99
5/5 Stars