Month: April 2020

‘A fun and fanciful exploration of life in the future.’ Kirkus Reviews Letter to Pluto by Lou Treleaven

US book review magazine, Kirkus, has read and rated book one in the Penpals on Pluto series by Lou Treleaven;  A pair of grade school pen pals exchange a series of amusing letters between Earth and Pluto. Jon lives in England. His very creative teacher has assigned her students pen pals, with all of the …

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‘There are surprises aplenty in this madcap tale that is both funny – think fungal foot infections and balls of knitting wool – and a tad sinister.’ Red Reading Hub Reviews Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage

Jill Bennett from Red Reading Hub has packed her bags and is off to join Audrey Orr in this Robot-tacular middle-grade by Jenny Moore; After a decade of competition entering, Audrey Orr’s mother has finally won a competition prize worth having – a luxury cruise to Norway. Then Audrey discovers a huge problem: the trip is during term …

‘There are surprises aplenty in this madcap tale that is both funny – think fungal foot infections and balls of knitting wool – and a tad sinister.’ Red Reading Hub Reviews Audrey Orr and the Robot RageRead More »

‘Full of fun and stuffed with giggles, this clever story about blurred identity was a joy to read’ Kate Poels Cruises Through Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage

Kate Poels has cruised through Jenny Moore’s second adventure middle grade, Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage; What’s to be done when your family have won a cruise to Norway but your headteacher won’t give you time off school? For Audrey there is only one solution. Commission a robot double to stand in for you in …

‘Full of fun and stuffed with giggles, this clever story about blurred identity was a joy to read’ Kate Poels Cruises Through Audrey Orr and the Robot RageRead More »

‘Perfect for children in the early elementary grades, especially if they enjoy books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries’ Letter to Pluto Review

Kristin Guay, former youth services librarian has headed into outer space with the first book of Lou Treleaven’s Penpals on Pluto series, Letter to Pluto; What did you like about the book? This book is a series of letters between two penpals–  Jon on Earth and Straxi on Pluto. In an attempt to preserve the …

‘Perfect for children in the early elementary grades, especially if they enjoy books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries’ Letter to Pluto ReviewRead More »

‘A great book for children who are learning to read larger stories.’ Youth Services Book Review Discover Arlo’s Adventures

Kristin Guay, former youth services has reviewed Book One in the Class X series; Arlo, Mrs Ogg and the Dinosaur Zoo, by Alice Hemming; There is another side story to this book besides the children going on a dinosaur field trip. Arlo documents in his journal some of the problems that this class has had …

‘A great book for children who are learning to read larger stories.’ Youth Services Book Review Discover Arlo’s AdventuresRead More »

‘Perfect for any fan of zany humour and crazy characters’ Kate Poels Reviews Jenny Moore’s, Agent Starling: Operation Baked Beans

Kate Poels has taken a trip back to Roman Britain in Jenny Moore’s SPI-tacular, Agent Starling: Operation Baked Beans; Oliver thought his day was going to be pretty normal when it started. But a stranger in a long coat and fake beard has other ideas for him. With top marks in a recent school project about …

‘Perfect for any fan of zany humour and crazy characters’ Kate Poels Reviews Jenny Moore’s, Agent Starling: Operation Baked BeansRead More »

‘A perfect story for a child who loves dinosaurs’ Youth Services Leave a Dino-Mite Review For The Wondrous Dinosaurium

Kristin Guay, reviewer and former Youth Services Librarian, has left a wondrous review for John Condon’s, The Wondrous Dinosaurium;  What did you like about the book? Many children love dinosaurs and what child would not want a dinosaur for a pet? In this story, Danny has finally convinced his mom to let him get a new pet. However, …

‘A perfect story for a child who loves dinosaurs’ Youth Services Leave a Dino-Mite Review For The Wondrous DinosauriumRead More »