• Book Review - 9-12 Years Fiction

Book Review – 9-12 Years Fiction

Beetle Boy – The Battle of the Beetles – M G Leonard £5.49

Dr Bartholomew Cuttle wasn’t the kind of man who mysteriously disappeared. He was the kind of man who read enormous old books at the dinner table and got fried egg stuck in his beard. Darkus Cuttle’s dad is missing, vanished from a locked room and now everything for Darkus is about to change. Miserable and lonely, he is forced to move in with his eccentric uncle Max, next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever.

The Girl of Ink & Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargrave £5.49

Isabella Riosse is the daughter of a cartographer who lives on the island of Joya; an isle both steeped in mythology and shrouded in mystery. For the last thirty years, a strict governor has forbidden the island inhabitants from venturing beyond their small township. Isabella is fascinated with the ancient myths of Joya, which is said to have once floated freely over the seas.

Rooftoppers – Katherine Rundell £5.49

Join plucky heroine Sophie, her eccentric guardian Charles, and her intrepid orphan allies on the rooftops of Victorian Paris, as they encounter suspense and adventure that will keep kids of all ages on the edge of their seats right to the heartwarming end. My mother is still alive, and she is going to come for me one day.

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