Book Haul – The Famous Five

I’ve been doing quite well the last 3 weeks in not buying any books and this month, I’m on a weekly budget of only spending £100. BUT, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. It’s something that has been on my wishlist on The Book People for over a year and I’ve been waiting for a…

136. Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

Let the battle for Christmas begin . . . Amelia lives in the magical town of Elfhelm, newly adopted by Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. When the very jealous Easter Bunny launches an attack to ruin Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her family and the elves to fight off the forces of evil. But can…

135. Explorers on Black Ice Ridge by Alex Bell

Ice princess Stella Starflake and her father Felix are in trouble: President Fogg has expelled them from the Polar Bear Explorers’ Club, and banned them from going on any further expeditions. Stella’s not going to be put off by rules and regulations though. She knows her friend Shay is in danger of turning into a…

November Roundup

I kind of failed this month. I’m used to reading 10+ books a month, usually ending up closer to 20 reads. I didn’t even pass 10 book this month. I ended up only reading 5. I mean, 5 is good but I still feel like a failure for not reading more. November has been pretty…

129. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Paperback | 480 Pages Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books 31st May 2018 This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who…

119. Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly

Synopsis (as taken from the back of the book) is as follows: A creepy boarding school. A sudden disappearance. A secret diary waiting to be found. This is the story of how I became my twin sister… When troublemaker Scarlet goes missing from Rookwood School her twin sister, Ivy, is invited to ‘take her place’…

117. Max Kowalski Didn’t Mean It by Susie Day

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows: The problem with Wales, he thought, was that it was too far away.But that was the point. To leave Southend behind. To get so far that no one would think to look for them there. Max wants to be just like his dad – fun, loud and…

116. The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows: A sinking boat.A girl in disguise.A disappearing sea. When Fortune Sharpe carves a boat from a tree with her beloved brother, Gem, she’s only having a bit of fun. But now is not the time for a girl to be drawing attention to herself. She is sent…

115. The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows: Fionn Boyle has been Storm Keeper of Arranmore for less than six months when thousands of terrifying Soulstalkers arrive on the island. The empty-eyed followers of the dreaded sorceress Morrigan have come to raise their leader and Fionn is powerless to stop them. The Storm Keeper’s magic…

106. You Won’t Believe This by Adam Baron

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows: Here’s something you won’t believe: someone is doing TERRIBLE things to Mrs Martin, Cymbeline Igloo’s favourite teacher of all time. Cymbeline has to find the culprit (after he’s learned what ‘culprit’ means). He’s also got to help his friend Veronique, whose grandma is dangerously ill. It seems…