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Category Archives: Book Reviews

Sleeping Beauty: A mid-century fairy tale

Sleeping Beauty: A mid-century fairy tale is new to the Book Centre, and is already one of my favourites from this year. It is partly the traditional story, and partly a twist, and is set initially in the 1950’s, and … Continue reading

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Book Review ~ The Boy and the Globe

Title: The Boy and the Globe Author: Tony Bradman Illustrated by: Tom Morgan-Jones The Boy and the Globe is set in Tudor England and tells the tale of Toby, an orphan boy living on the streets of London. He falls in … Continue reading

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Mr John Burningham

John Burningham For those of you familiar with the Madeleine Lindley book centre, you will be aware that one of their best features is their commitment to stocking THE most up to date books. Books that are being launched that … Continue reading

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Book Review – Tidy

Title: Tidy Author: Emily Gravett From the author who gave us Wolves, The Rabbit Problem and Meerkat Mail comes a rhyming woodland story about what happens when you are too tidy. Perhaps you’d think there’s not such a thing…. Peter … Continue reading

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Book Review – To Wee or Not to Wee!

Title: To Wee or Not to Wee! Author: Pamela Butchart Illustrator: Thomas Flintham Four hilarious retellings of Shakespeare’s plays by the Blue Peter Award-winning duo Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Macbeth – battles, gore, excellent witches and even walking trees! … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Title: The Astounding Broccoli Boy Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce A funny, thrilling, family book suitable for all ages. The story itself is great, it’s about a boy called Rory Rooney, who turns green and goes off on adventures to save … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Wolf Wilder

 Title: The Wolf Wilder Author: Katherine Rundell With its gutsy heroine, cold-hearted villain and truly magical setting, this book reads like an action-packed fairy tale. Feo feels more at home in the company of wolves than she does around humans. … Continue reading

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Book Review – I Am Number Four

  I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Published 10th September ‘I Am Number Four’ is an exciting, fast paced sci-fi adventure book. Number Four is 15-year-old John Smith, his newest identity chosen by him and his guardian or ‘Cepan’. He … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Blackthorn Key

The Blackthorn Key Kevin Sands Published September 2015 A wave of mysterious murders has sent shockwaves  through London, and soon Christopher finds himself on the run. His only allies are his best friend, Tom, courageous Molly, and a loyal feathered … Continue reading

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Book Review – Jonny Jakes Investigates the Hamburgers of Doom

  This amazing story takes place in your average, normal high school. The teachers are the same old boring ones, the parents still just as embarrassing. Seems normal doesn’t it? But it isn’t! When a new headmaster joins the school … Continue reading

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