Rian Hughes’ science fiction behemoth, ‘XX’ takes typography, memes, and algorithms on an odyssey into deep space.
Never in history has a book like ‘Climate Change vs Cranky Uncle’ been needed so badly. Channel its power of science and critical thinking!
‘Skulk’ is a beautiful maze and puzzle book. Thanks to the wonders of paper engineering it even has a maze that folds out into a large cube!
This Week’s Word Is “Wormwood.” Sometimes you just need to get on and read whatever everybody is saying you should read. I’ve had Rosewater by Tade Thompson sitting on my to-be-read pile for months, but such is the nature of to-be-read piles they tend to grow rather than diminish and so I never quite got […]
A world of houses and habitats can be found in ‘The Homes We Build.’ It’s a wonderful look about how we live, hot, cold, tall and small!
Zanib Main’s entertaining ‘Planet Omar’ series brings readers a children’s school calamity caper with a difference.
The ‘Alfie Fleet’ series by Martin Howard and Chris Mould are hilariously funny and filled with memorable characters with enormous hearts.
‘Two Tribes’ by Chris Beckett is a powerful science fiction novel that examines the destructive power of political division.
‘Wonderland’ by Juno Dawson is an updated Alice for modern teens. It’s an issue driven thriller that informs and entertains from start to finish.
The Infinite is a slim time-travel detective novel aimed at readers around 10 and upwards. It features a group of “Leaplings”, children who were born on 29th February, who also have “The Gift.”
‘The Cat and the City’ is a series of nested stories set in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo. It’s a fabulous novel from start to finish.
‘The Land of Roar’ is a children’s fantasy in the grand tradition. It’s about facing fears, the strength of family, and the power of the imagination.
‘I’m not Dying With You Tonight’ is a timely novel about race, protest, and prejudice. If you’re only looking at the story from one direction, how can you see all its dimensions?
Lavie Tidhar’s ‘By Force Alone’ is an excellent reworking of ‘Le Morte D’Artur.’ It’s the ‘Sword in the Stone,’ but not was we know it!
‘High Rise Mystery’ introduces Nik and Norva, a new crime-fighting duo sure to delight middle grader readers everywhere.
If you have children who love telling stories, they will love this box.
‘Goldilocks’ by Laura Lam is a science fiction thriller about the fate of humanity. It’s geek heaven and grips from first page til last.
‘Match a Mummy’ is a pairs game with a difference. Learn about life on the banks of the ancient Nile whilst you pair like an Egyptian.
Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Frankissstein’ is an ambitious retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic novel that succeeds on just about every level.
We review Onjali Q. Raúf’s pair of excellent children’s novels that focus on difficult issues whilst remaining filled with empathy and hope
M.T. Hill’s ‘The Breach’ is a slow burning urban horror that chills with its creeping sense of dread.
‘Echo Cycle’ is intriguing and compelling specualtive fiction, that tips its hat to Orwell whilst also taking its readers to Ancient Rome.
A book that uses infographics to examine the structure, themes, and tropes of genre movies – what’s not to love?
‘Make a Living Living’ is a book about how to follow your dreams and make a living out of it.
Stephen Biesty’s ‘Incredible Cross-Sections’ has inspired children for a quarter of century. It’s easy to see why in this anniversary edition.
Ever wondered how your brain worked? Ever wondered how you wondered? Find out with DK’s excellent new book ‘How the Brain Works.”
Scarlett Thomas’s ‘Worldquake’ series is top-notch children’s storytelling. It’s a new and improved Harry Potter for the 2020’s.
‘I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End’ is a well thought out, tactile reading experience, designed to switch children onto the magic of books
‘China Through Time’ travels through 2,500 years of history of China’s Grand Canal in 14 beautifully illustrated panels.
‘The Bat Book’ by Chalotte Milner contains everything you ever wanted to know about the nocturnal echolocating superhero-inspiring mammals.