Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe – review

Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe, by Jonathan Meres and Hannah Coulson, is a new addition to the Little Gems range from Barrington Stoke, aimed at young readers. These books are beautifully presented, with full-colour illustrations, and a sturdy laminated cover – and a cute size too, perfect for smaller hands. Mint Choc Chip … More Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe – review

Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody – review

I’m always on the lookout for new stories for younger readers where the female protagonist has an adventure. Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody, by Roland Chambers and with enchanting illustrations by Ella Okstad, is the first in a new series for the 7-9¬†age group (though I suggest that it would appeal right through … More Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody – review

St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys – review

Karen McCombie’s latest book, St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys, is a highly enjoyable romp through ‘alternative’ education. Dani’s mum is a zoologist, and when she’s offered the opportunity of her career, studying penguins’ bums in the Antarctic, it means putting Dani in boarding school. Dani isn’t at all pleased by this, … More St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys – review