D is for Duck by David Melling

'Duck is a magician. Abracadabra! He can conjure up a bunny, a chicken and even the King of the jungle. But can he make a dragon disappear?' David Melling is the well-loved author of the Hugless Douglas series and, our firm favourite, The Ghost Library. D is for Duck is packed with Melling's trademark humour... Continue Reading →

How to Fly with Broken Wings

This is a stunner from Jane Elson. Her debut, A Room Full of Chocolate, was well received and I think this one is even better. Twelve-year-old Willem has Aspergers Syndrome and two main aims in life: to fly and to make at least two friends of his own age. But all the other boys from... Continue Reading →

Binny for Short – Hilary McKay

Attention please...! You must all read this book: I am newly converted to Hilary McKay's outstanding writing. She has such a gift for observation, understanding, warmth and wit in her writing. This is a book that feels like coming home. 'Binny's life has been difficult since her father died and her dreadful old Aunt Violet... Continue Reading →

Colour with Splosh

Books that try to teach children colours often end up as dull and lifeless 'point and say' books with no storyline or hook for the reader. Colour with Splosh feels entirely different. David Melling has created a real character in loveable Splosh. The book invites the reader to join in Splosh's game of hide and... Continue Reading →

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