Here’s a review I wrote recently for Check out the blog! The Astounding Broccoli Boy                                                Illustrations by Steven Lenton Pan MacMillan’s Synopsis: Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite […]


£6.99 Quercus Fiction Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2014 Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal Watch Piers Torday talking about this book in this video! A boy named Kester Jaynes has a horrid existence. He’s been locked away in the depressing Spectrum Hall in a dark and scary future world. Since his Mum died, […]


       £6.99 Corgi For ages 9+ Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2015, and the Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2015. Also nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. This middle grade story is framed with a foreword and afterword from a boy called […]

Just a quickie to say, check out this new website, if you love books for 9-13s! I’ve joined the huge team of bloggers, looks like we’re going to have a blast! Pippa

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Here are my favourites from this year. What did you enjoy?                                          Looking forward to lots more new books in 2015! Pippa

The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick !!Warning-Mild Spoilers inside!! The story is centered around a 17-18 year old girl belonging to a well off family. Her mother is a ‘beck and call’ servant for her husband,who owns a hospital. The girl has had a gift,well,more of a curse. She can see peoples’ deaths,and it torments her […]

A perfect banish-the-blues book by Whitbread Award winning author Hilary Mckay. In this story for 9 to 12s Hilary McKay takes us to Binny’s world. At the start of the story it’s a place of uncertainty and upheaval following her dad’s death. She has to leave the family home. and even worse, she has to say […]


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