Book Review: Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies

Synopsis: At the bottom of Syd’s garden lives Grandad. Syd can visit any time he wants.  One day he finds Grandad in the attic. The two venture through a big, metal door and find themselves aboard a ship. They journey to Grandad’s beautiful, wild island and, after plenty of adventures, Grandad tells Syd that he is…

Book Review: Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

Synopsis: A curious boy is out wandering in the woods one day, when he falls down, down, down. when he wakes up, he finds he is completely lost and has been transported back in time. He walks and walks and finally finds a strange girl, called Om. She welcomes him into her clan and teaches…

Book Review: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

“Henry loved eating all sorts of books: story books, dictionaries, atlases, joke books, books of facts, even maths books. But red ones were his favourite…” Synopsis: Henry loves books! But not like you or I like books….Henry loves EATING books! The more he eats, the smarter he gets. However, Henry soon finds that eating books might…

Book Review: The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen

Synopsis: Lazlo is afraid of the dark. It hides in the closet and behind the shower curtains and festers menacingly in the basement. “I want to show you something,” whispers the dark one night. What could it be? Themes: Facing your fears, appreciating what you have Why you should read it: A dramatic, tense, spooky…

Book Review: After The Fall by Dan Santat

Synopsis: What happens to Humpty Dumpty after ‘The Great Fall’? This beautiful book explores the aftermath of Humpty Dumpty’s famous tumble, his subsequent fear of heights and the terrible impact on his life. Will he be able to summon up the courage to face the wall again? Themes: Resilience, perseverance, over-coming obstacles and barriers. Why you…

Book Review: Mrs Mole, I’m Home! by Jarvis

A Review Written for Lovereading4kids An entertaining, colourful picture book, perfect for children aged between 3-5 years old,that is full of wit, warmth and humour. Poor Morris the mole has lost his glasses! Where could they be? Will he make it back to his wife and children in time for tea and a delicious bowl…