Earth Heroes – Lily Dyu

Stars: ***** This book helped me learn SO MUCH about people who have made a big contribution to saving our planet. There are well known faces included: Greta Thunberg, Stella McCartney and, of course, Sir David Attenborough. I’m sure some readers will be aware of their contribution to reducing climate change, or at the very…

Poppy – Peter Cornelius

Stars: **** Poppy is the story of Molly and Billy who are a young married couple living in Wales (Newport) as World War One begins. The way it is told with a focus on a couple makes the war seem more relevant to children. It doesn’t just see the ‘big picture’ but sees how it…

The Toll – Neal Shusterman

Stars: ***** (SPOILER: this is the third book in the Scythe Arc! Please (I urge you!) read the previous two books first: Scythe & Thunderhead.) I don’t know about you, but I often get to the end of a trilogy and feel a bit let down (except with Hunger Games – I loved that series!)…

Moon and Me: The Little Seed – Andrew Davenport

Stars: **** An accompanying book to the CBBC BAFTA nominated TV show, Moon and Me: The Little Seed is full of friendship and adventures for Pepi Nana and Moon Baby. In this particular adventure, we see how Pepi Nana and Moon Baby became friends! At night, when the moon shines, Pepi (a very magical toy!)…

In the Key of Code – Aimee Lucido

Stars: **** I only recently discovered books written in the form of poetry (I know, I’m ashamed of myself) and have really enjoyed finding a new style of book to read. This one is about a girl called Emmy who has had to move to a new school in a different part of America. She…

Magpie Murders – Anthony Horowitz

Stars: **** I was recommended Magpie Murders by a lot of people, but when I first started read this book about a year ago, I got a few pages in and then put it down again. It didn’t immediately grab my attention. But when I picked it back up and gave it another go (I…

The Switching Hour – Damaris Young

Stars: **** When the sun goes down and the moon rises, it is The Switching Hour. After this, all doors must be locked because this is when the Badeko is on the prowl. The Badeko appears in the night to vanish children away; he devours their dreams during the drought, when there is nothing else…