An adventure story set in the swamplands of Louisiana about sisters, rising sea-levels and saving the environment, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Lauren St John.
Eliza and Avery's home is a natural wonder, filled with turtles and porpoises, but rising sea levels threaten its existence. Can they save it? A rich, purposeful story.
Angel on the Roof
"A timeless story fit for the approaching season, and for these times...."
— The Sunday Times
"a wise, gripping and skilfully told story..."
The Somerset Tsunami
"Deadly floods and witch-hunting enthrall ..."
— The Times
The Secret Commonwealth
"a vivid portrait of the often painful transition to adulthood and autonomy, laced with a moral purpose that is not without ambiguity or doubt...."
— Financial Times
3.66 out of 5
The Secret of the Tattered Shoes
Jackie Morris, Ehsan Abdollahi
"This picture-book reworking of The Twelve Dancing Princesses is a celebration of love and living to the full...."
Daughter of the Storm
"Certainly this is a novel for those who like drama heaped on drama, a book for younger readers, but for those who don’t scare easily..."
— Irish Times
"Liz Hyder’s excellent debut novel ..."
— Literary Review
The Misadventures of Frederick
Ben Manley, Emma Chichester Clark (2)
"a gorgeous object that deserves sustained attention..."
Sophie Takes to the Sky
"A super-readable story, imbued with wonder..."
— The Guardian
With the Fire on High
"A delicious, evocative story from this year’s Carnegie winner..."
"[a] funny, sad, brilliantly doodled diary...."
"If George Washington had been America’s first king, what would life now be like for the American royals?.. this is an addictive Jilly Cooperesque saga..."
Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories
Amanda Li, Amy Blackwell
"It stands out for readability and range... [b]rief, punchy biographies are interspersed with how-to tips, from knot-tying to leadership skills, encouraging young readers to have a go themselves..."
Victoria Topping, Dr. Stephen P. Kershaw
"a glorious oversized compendium of Greek myths [that] strikes a satisfying balance between concision and nuance..."
Tiny and Teeny
" Mouthwatering colours add to a story with shades of Richard Scarry..."
Waiting for Wolf
"From her illuminated heavens to Fox’s slumped, despondent posture, Dieckmann fills her illustrations with deep emotion in this beautiful book..."
Max Kowalski Didn't Mean It
"Full of the taxing tenderness of family love, Day’s latest novel is an absolute corker...."
The Space We're In
Katya Balen, Laura Carlin
"This sensitive, heartbreaking story boasts a wonderful narrative voice and secret codes that add another layer of intrigue..."
Frankly in Love
"A hilarious, acutely observed and profoundly poignant novel about romance, identity and growing up..."
Lori and Max
"Classic mystery mixes with contemporary themes in Lori and Max, the first children’s novel from Costa-winning Catherine O’Flynn...[it's] a pacy, gripping story..."
The Time of Green Magic
"This is magic without whimsy, a story about secrets and the power of books, with enough edge-of-the-seat moments to keep you hugging a cushion..."
4 out of 5
The Fowl Twins
"Colfer’s playfulness is in full swing, as puns fly and physics bends to the machinations of the twins, who are just as bad (or should that be good?) as Artemis. It is, inevitably, the start of a new series..."
Invisible in a Bright Light
"[Gardner's] assured plot swings audaciously between alternate realities, as another pair of twins, Maria and Celeste, are forced to play a confounding, dangerous dream-game..."
In the Key of Code
"You might not have thought that the words “PUB-lic STAT-ic voidmain string BRACK-et BRACK-et ARGS” could bring a computer layperson to tears, but they did, as this uncommon book reached its crescendo...."
Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst
"Hey Grandude! might be endearing in its mizzly Englishness, but there is an all-round risk-averseness here that’s puzzling..."
— The Observer