πŸ“š17πŸ“š The House at the End of Magic by Amy Sparks

Sometimes you are a whisper away from magic without even realising it.  Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman’s purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge higgledy-piggeldy house….

πŸ“š10πŸ“š The Giraffe, the Pelly, and Me by Roald Dahl

This is one of Roald Dahl’s books I have never read before, so it was a nice treat to read between some heavier books. Like most of my Dahl reviews, you can’t go that wrong with 73pgs and 1 chapter. Full of poems, adventure, and warmth. *This might be the shortest review I have ever…

πŸ“š8πŸ“š The Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue by Anna Fargher

Young mouse Pip Hanway is in France as she continues fighting for the French Resistance group Noah’s Ark: a secret gang of animals operating beneath the feet of human soldiers, whose aim is to liberate France and secure the victory of the Allies. Determined to reach her ancestral home of the Umbrella Museum in Italy,…

πŸ“š1πŸ“š The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling

The kingdom of Cornucopia was once the happiest in the world. It had plenty of gold, a king with the finest moustaches you could possibly imagine, and butchers, bakers and cheesemongers whose exquisite foods made a person dance with delight when they ate them. Everything was perfect – except for the misty Marshlands to the…

#62 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory.They can see the whole world below them, but they’re not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids – the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the…

#61 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

One miraculous moment changes Charlie Bucket’s life forever. A boy who only gets to eat cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner finds a Golden Ticket that will take him into Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. Joining him on the tour are four horrible blighters: Augustus Gloop – a great big greedy nincompoop, Veruca Salt – a spoiled…

#58 The Impossible Boy by Ben Brooks

Oleg and Emma entered their den to find a cardboard spaceship standing exactly where they usually sat. Slowly, the front door opened and out stepped a boy. ‘My name’s Sebastian Cole,’ he said. ‘But you already know that.’When Oleg and Emma invent a new classmate called Sebastian, they are amazed when he appears – very…

#56 The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley

When Charlie’s longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie’s world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the ancient forest on the edge of town. There Charlie finds a boy floating face-down in the stream, injured, but alive. But when Charlie sets off back to…