Word Wednesday

Word Wednesday: ‘Planet Omar’

Zanib Main's entertaining 'Planet Omar' series brings readers a children's school calamity caper with a difference.

August 5, 2020

Word Wednesday: The ‘Alfie Fleet’ Series

The 'Alfie Fleet' series by Martin Howard and Chris Mould are hilariously funny and filled with memorable characters with enormous…

July 29, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘Two Tribes’ by Chris Beckett

'Two Tribes' by Chris Beckett is a powerful science fiction novel that examines the destructive power of political division.

July 22, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Wonderland’ by Juno Dawson

'Wonderland' by Juno Dawson is an updated Alice for modern teens. It's an issue driven thriller that informs and entertains…

July 15, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Infinite’ by Patience Agbabi

The Infinite is a slim time-travel detective novel aimed at readers around 10 and upwards. It features a group of "Leaplings",…

July 1, 2020

Word Wednesday: The Cat and the City by Nick Bradley

'The Cat and the City' is a series of nested stories set in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo. It's a…

June 24, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Land of Roar’

'The Land of Roar' is a children's fantasy in the grand tradition. It's about facing fears, the strength of family,…

June 17, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘I’m not Dying With You Tonight’

'I'm not Dying With You Tonight' is a timely novel about race, protest, and prejudice. If you’re only looking at…

June 10, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘By Force Alone’ by Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar's 'By Force Alone' is an excellent reworking of 'Le Morte D'Artur.' It's the 'Sword in the Stone,' but…

June 3, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘High Rise Mystery’ by Sharna Jackson

'High Rise Mystery' introduces Nik and Norva, a new crime-fighting duo sure to delight middle grader readers everywhere.

May 20, 2020

Word Wednesday: Story Out of the Box

If you have children who love telling stories, they will love this box.

May 13, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Goldilocks’ by Laura Lam

'Goldilocks' by Laura Lam is a science fiction thriller about the fate of humanity. It's geek heaven and grips from…

May 6, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Match a Mummy’

'Match a Mummy' is a pairs game with a difference. Learn about life on the banks of the ancient Nile…

April 29, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Frankissstein’ by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson's 'Frankissstein' is an ambitious retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel that succeeds on just about every level.

April 22, 2020

Word Wednesday: Author Onjali Q. Raúf

We review Onjali Q. Raúf's pair of excellent children's novels that focus on difficult issues whilst remaining filled with empathy…

April 15, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Breach’ by M.T. Hill

M.T. Hill's 'The Breach' is a slow burning urban horror that chills with its creeping sense of dread.

April 8, 2020

Word Wednesday “Echo Cycle” by Patrick Edwards

'Echo Cycle' is intriguing and compelling specualtive fiction, that tips its hat to Orwell whilst also taking its readers to…

April 1, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘Spoiler Alert!’

A book that uses infographics to examine the structure, themes, and tropes of genre movies - what's not to love?

March 25, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Make a Living Living’

'Make a Living Living' is a book about how to follow your dreams and make a living out of it.

March 18, 2020

Word Wednesday: 25 Years of ‘Incredible Cross-Sections’

Stephen Biesty's 'Incredible Cross-Sections' has inspired children for a quarter of century. It's easy to see why in this anniversary…

March 11, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘How the Brain Works.”

Ever wondered how your brain worked? Ever wondered how you wondered? Find out with DK's excellent new book 'How the…

March 4, 2020

Word Wednesday: The ‘Worldquake’ series by Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas's 'Worldquake' series is top-notch children's storytelling. It's a new and improved Harry Potter for the 2020's.

February 26, 2020

Word Wednesday:’I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End.’

'I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End' is a well thought out, tactile reading experience, designed to switch children…

February 19, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘China Through Time’

'China Through Time' travels through 2,500 years of history of China's Grand Canal in 14 beautifully illustrated panels.

February 12, 2020

Word Wednesday – ‘The Bat Book’

'The Bat Book' by Chalotte Milner contains everything you ever wanted to know about the nocturnal echolocating superhero-inspiring mammals.

February 5, 2020

Word Wednesday: What’s the Point of Math?

What's the Point of Math? If you don't already know, you can find out in this excellent primer that informs…

January 29, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Breath’ by Tim Winton

'Breath' by Tim Winton is a captivating book about limits and the worrying habit teenagers have of trying to break…

January 16, 2020

Word Wednesday – Exploding!

Start the year off with a bang by reading Dave Hutchinson's excellent 'Return of the Incredible Exploding Man!'

January 8, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘I Am C-3PO – The Inside Story’

The Droid Memoir You Are Looking For: 'I am C-3PO - The Inside Stroy.' Anthony Daniels reveals his experiences from…

December 18, 2019

Word Wednesday: DK: ‘Ultimate Star Wars’

Following hot on the heels of last week's review of Ultimate DC, I'm back with another glorious DK book, Ultimate Star…

December 11, 2019

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