Book Review: September-December

5-8 years

Bumble and Snug and the Excited Unicorn – Mark Bradley £5.99

Bumble and Snug are in the magical unicorn forest when they get into a spot of trouble. Luckily, they are rescued by a unicorn and together they have the great idea to become superheroes. Introducing the super buddies! From a runaway ice-cream van to a lost teddy bear, Bumble, Snug and Sparklehoof the unicorn save the day. But not everybody is happy when Sparklehoof gets too excited with his magic.

Treehouse Tales – Andy Griffiths £8.99

Climb the storeys with 13 fully illustrated adventures starring Andy, Terry and their friends. Featuring stories such as: Terry and the Magic Wand, Chair-up-your-nose Day, The Day Terry Flushed Me, Down the Toilet and The Mystery Case of the Missing Doodles… and many, many more!

The Underpants of Chaos – Sam Copeland £6.99

Something bad is happening at Little Strangehaven Primary. What are the peculiar SHIVERS that keep striking the school, bringing Strangeness in their wake – from uncontrollable ballroom dancing to an attack by military chickens?

9-12 years Fiction

Nura and the Immortal Palace – M T Khan £6.99

Nura has worked all her life in the mica mines, earning just enough to keep her family afloat – and enjoy the odd delicious gulab jamun from the market. Some day she’s going to find the Demon’s Tongue, a legendary treasure buried deep in the mines, and her family will never have to worry about money again.

Noah’s Gold – Frank Cottrell Boyce £6.99

11-year old Noah sneaks along on his big sister’s geography field trip. Everything goes wrong! Six kids are marooned on an uninhabited island. Their teacher has vanished. They’re hungry. Their phones don’t work and Noah has broken the internet. There’s no way of contacting home… Disaster!

While the Storm Rages – Phil Earle £6.99

September 1939. The world is on the brink of war. As his dad marches off to fight, Noah makes him a promise, to keep their beloved family dog safe. When the government advises people to have their pets put down in readiness for the chaos of war, hundreds of thousands of people do as they are told. But not Noah.

Teenage Fiction

The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han £6.99

Every year Isabel spends a perfect summer at her favourite place in the world – the Fisher family’s beach house. It has everything a girl could want: a swimming pool, a private stretch of sandy beach… and two (very cute) boys.

Solitaire – Alice Oseman £9.99

My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends.

Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi £8.99

A fragile young teenage girl is held captive. Locked in a cell by The Reestablishment – a harsh dictatorship in charge of a crumbling world. This is no ordinary teenager. Juliette is a threat to The Reestablishment’s power. A touch from her can kill – one touch is all it takes.

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