Mr Gum and the Power Crystals

Author: Andy Stanton

Hang on to your heads and eyeballs as you are whisked to the land of talking dogs, silly songs, and the best chase scene you’ve ever read. You may even…


The Accidental Prime Minister

Author: Tom McLaughlin

If you like books that make you laugh out loud, have a very good baddie and lots of silly adults, then this is the book for you! When a video…


The Garbage King

Author: Elizabeth Laird

Set in Ethiopia, this is a moving story about two runaways from very different backgrounds as they struggle to survive on the streets of Addis Ababa. Mamo is a poor…


Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Author: Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school, where undersized weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving.  Desperate to…



Author: Mitch Johnson

An award-winning debut novel from Mitch Johnson, which was endorsed by Amnesty International due to the themes of Children’s Rights that run throughout the story. Budi dreams all the time…


Sky Song

Author: Abi Elphinstone

Two children set off on a quest to defeat the evil Ice Queen who keeps their world in her icy grip. Eska is trapped in a music box by the…


Frog the Barbarian

Author: Guy Bass

The second hilarious tale about a frog on a serious mission, in a world where nobody is sure what the bumbles is going on! Frog has saved the princess (and…


Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

Author: Lauren Child

Clarice Bean likes to daydream although she thinks it’s because her head has too much information in it. If only the awful teacher, Mrs Wilberton, would let her just read…


Boy Underwater

Author: Adam Baron

A funny and touching story about nine-year-old Cymbeline Igloo, who turns detective to discover the family secret that has led to his mother’s breakdown. Cymbeline Igloo has never been swimming,…


The Last Wild

Author: Piers Torday

Gripping adventure that leaves you wanting to read the rest of the series. Kester Jaynes is 12 years old, locked away in the awful Spectrum Hall Academy for Challenging Children,…


The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Author: Andy Shepherd

Tomas picks some fruit from a strange tree at the bottom of his Grandad’s garden and has no idea that as a result he will have a pet dragon to…


Just Jack

Author: Kate Scott

Jack has just started yet another school. He will just keep others at a distance and not be himself again, won’t he? However, he hadn’t imagined meeting Tyler! A warm…


The Skylarks’ War

Author: Hilary McKay

A wonderful historical novel of growing up in the shadow of World War 1. The Skylarks War won the Costa Children’s Book Award in 2018. Clarry and Peter’s mother died…


The Elsewhere Emporium

Author: Ross MacKenzie

This is the second book in The Nowhere Emporium trilogy, with The Otherwhere Emporium completing the trilogy. The Nowhere Emporium has been stolen and Daniel and Ellie must find it…


You Can’t Make Me Go To Witch School!

Author: Em Lynas

Daisy Wart dreams of being a Shakespearian actor and wants everyone to see her Bottom … her performance in Bottom the play, that is. BUT she is absolutely NOT a…



Author: Padraig Kenny

In a steampunk 1930s Britain, a group of mechanicals (robots) set out to save not only their friend but also the country from being destroyed by the plans of a…



Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce

An 11 year old boy, who is too big for his school blazer and looks much older than he is, competes with a group of adults to lead a space…


The Midnight Hour

Author: Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

An 11-year-old girl ventures into an alternative Victorian London to rescue her parents, who have disappeared there. Emily’s parents have vanished into the secret world of the Midnight Hour –…