This week my children's book reviews include an imaginative adventure about the origins of Wonder Woman, an animal picture book full of mazes, a scientific adventure and a heart rending tale of brotherly love and loss.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy
BOOK OF THE WEEK
WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER BY LEIGH BARDUGO
YOUNG ADULT 12+
The first in a super hero series featuring Batman, Catwoman and Superman. Before Diana became the Wonder Woman legend, she was Princess of the Amazons. When Diana tries to save a mortal she may have doomed the world. A mix of Greek myth and DC comics, Diana becomes the heroine we want her to be, smart, strong and inspiring. Action packed adventure while staying true to the comic, this won't disappoint the fans.
ISBN 9780141387376 PB Penguin £7.99
ANIMAZES BY MELISSA CASTRILLON
Animals from all over the world make extraordinary journeys; through the air or sea, across deserts or over ice. In this sumptuously illustrated book young readers can follow the penguins, elephants, whales and wildebeest through the twisting, turning mazes to get to their final destination. Fascinating facts are dotted along the way to encourage young minds to explore and learn. A lovely, interactive gift for the curious minded.
ISBN 9781783708147 HB Big Picture Press £12.99
AL'S AWESOME SCIENCE: EGG-SPERIMENTS! BY JANE CLARKE
Al is fascinated by science and loves experimenting and inventing. His twin sister Lottie loves biology and nature. Together, they can get into a lot of unexpected trouble! Al wants to make a time machine to take him back to a time his dad was alive and his mum was happier. It would also help with getting him out of trouble! An engaging story for early readers with lively illustrations throughout by James Brown.
ISBN 9780993553738 PB Five Quills £6.99
MOONRISE BY SARAH CROSSAN
YOUNG ADULT 12+
Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years because he is on death row. Now Ed's execution date has been set Joe is determined to spend as much time with him as he can. Written in poignant verse, this thought provoking novel is not afraid to ask the big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? How do you say goodbye? Perfect for fans of Malorie Blackman, David Almond and Patrick Ness.
ISBN 9781408867808 HB Bloomsbury £12.99