Author: Lucy

What we’ve been reading and enjoying recently. A huge thank you to guest reviewer, Ava, age 13 from London. Freeze, written and illustrated by Chris Priestley (suggestion for ages (+9), reviewed by Ava. Maya’s regular English teacher is absent today, and supply Mr Kumar is...

Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal It is senior year and the friendship between Eleanor and Chanel is changing. They have always been inseparable with a clear plan for their futures, but outside factors are changing their view of each other. Cheerleading has...

Empress & Aniya by Candice Carty-Williams Alison Palmer reviews the first YA novel from the bestselling author of Queenie. What if there were people who actually looked out for you and cared enough to find out why you might be cross and angry about stuff? What if...

Mini Book Club - Year 7 Transition has been a resounding success. We teamed up with Hachette and Speakers for Schools to offer this free exciting activity for children as they move to secondary school. We wanted to provide a club to help build their confidence as readers and give...

Settle down with one of these great reads, suitable for ages 9 and over, 13 and over, and 16 and above. What have you been reading? Let us know The Great (Food) Bank Heist by Onjali Q.Rauf, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli (suggestion for ages...

When The Sky Falls by Phil Earle, reviewed by Alison Palmer This is a beautifully written story of Joseph finding his forever home in the confusion and chaos of the Second World War. Abandoned by his mother, with his father fighting in France, Joseph is in...

Crown of Crowns by Clara Loveman, reviewed by Tami Wylie "In a kingdom where the ruling and lower classes live and die apart by law, a noblewoman and a commoner make a fatal mistake: they fall in love." Crown of Crowns, the debut novel by Clara Loveman,...

Wonderland by Juno Dawson, reviewed by Alison Palmer This is a story told through the eyes of Alice, a trans pansexual girl who is always on the outside of things at her very posh London school, St Agnes. After she spends a night with the most...