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Books we love: September 2018

Grandpa Bert and the Ghost Snatchers

Here are the books we reviewed and loved this month. Happy reading!

  • A Chase in Time

    Author: Sally Nicholls Illustrator: Brett Helquist

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  • A Chase in Time

    Author: Sally Nicholls Illustrator: Brett Helquist

    Alex and Ruby hurtle back in time to 1912 when they topple through the ornate mirror of their great-aunt's house. This rip-roaring…

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  • Angry Cookie

    Author: Laura Dockrill Illustrator: Maria Karipidou

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  • Angry Cookie

    Author: Laura Dockrill Illustrator: Maria Karipidou

    Cookie is very angry, and she’d prefer it is you just went away! Laura Dockrill’s text is brilliantly quirky and friendly, an…

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  • Business Pig

    Author: Andrea Zuill

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  • Business Pig

    Author: Andrea Zuill

    Jasper isn’t like other little pigs: he was born in a suit and would rather work on spreadsheets than dig for acorns. An ente…

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  • Follow Me

    Author: Lucie Sheridan

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  • Follow Me

    Author: Lucie Sheridan

    This simple and effective board book is great fun for little fingers to explore. Each page shows a different touchy-feely track fo…

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  • Hungry Bunny

    Author: Claudia Rueda

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  • Hungry Bunny

    Author: Claudia Rueda

    Bunny’s tummy is rumbling as he stretches to reach a juicy red apple in a tree. But it’s too high! Can you, the reader, help? This…

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  • Jinxed

    Author: Amy McCulloch

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  • Jinxed

    Author: Amy McCulloch

    An original and gripping sci-fi thriller set in the near future, where technology and Artificial Intelligence are coming perilousl…

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  • Peril in Paris

    Author: Katherine Woodfine Illustrator: Karl J Mountford

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  • Peril in Paris

    Author: Katherine Woodfine Illustrator: Karl J Mountford

    This first in a new detective series that delves into the world of spycraft in the early 1900s. Sophie and Lil are a great pair of…

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  • Rhythm and Poetry

    Author: Karl Nova Illustrator: Joseph Witchall

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  • Rhythm and Poetry

    Author: Karl Nova Illustrator: Joseph Witchall

    The author’s passion for words and music leaps off the page in this stunning, relevant and accessible book from award-winning hip …

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  • The Dam

    Author: David Almond Illustrator: Levi Pinfold

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  • The Dam

    Author: David Almond Illustrator: Levi Pinfold

    This stunning, wild and atmospheric picture book by two giants of children’s literature tells the true story of a musician father …

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  • The Raven’s Children

    Author: Yulia Yakovleva Translator: Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp from Russian

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  • The Raven’s Children

    Author: Yulia Yakovleva Translator: Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp from Russian

    It’s 1938 and siblings Shura and Tanya are good Soviet citizens and comrades. But there are spies and enemies everywhere. Gri…

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  • Time for a Nap

    Author: Phillis Gershator Illustrator: David Walker

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  • Time for a Nap

    Author: Phillis Gershator Illustrator: David Walker

    This sweet rhyming book about the tricky business of napping keeps the tone light, with cute and colourful illustrations. It could…

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