War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Tweet THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Paperback, borrowed Genre: Young adult, history Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: Joey is a warhorse, but he wasn’t always. Once, he was a farm horse and a gentle boy named Albert was his master. Then World War I […]

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Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson

Tweet Addition: Review e-book Genre: Children’s Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Willie Wiggles hates his slippery feet. He just slips, slides and spins all over the place. But what he hates even more are the special shoes that have been made for him that will help him […]

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What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge

Tweet Synopsis from Librivox: What Katy Did is a children’s book written by Susan Coolidge, the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey. It follows the adventures of Katy Carr and her family, growing up in America in the 1860s. Katy is a tall, untidy tomboy, […]

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The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Tweet Synopsis: When Sara Crewe, the seven-year-old daughter of a rich and loving father, arrives at her new school in London from India, she is nicknamed the Little Princess by her classmates. She has all the comfort and fine things she could want, but she […]

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The Diary of a Would-Be Princess by Jessica Green

Tweet Waterstones Synopsis: Life’s no fun unless you’re pretty in pink! All Jillian wants is to be like the princess-y girls who rule her class. What she doesn’t want is to hang out with a load of dork boys. But it’s only when her plans […]

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Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society by Adeline Yen Mah

Tweet Waterstones Synopsis: During her lonely childhood in Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah wrote adventure stories to escape from her terrible step-mother and cruel siblings. The characters she created often became more real to her than her own family. In Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon […]

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Holidays at Brighton or Sea-Side Amusements by Brighton

Tweet This is not a long book, only 160 pages, but it is full of information. The book is presented as a fiction book for children, but every conversation is full of facts. Oliver and Edward have arrived in Brighton on a holiday, and are […]

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Tweet Synopsis from Amazon: Meggie is the daughter of a revered bookbinder called Mo whose peaceful existence is one night shattered by the arrival of Dustfinger–a shadowy man with a mysterious link to Mo’s past. Mo and Meggie are soon on the move, running from […]

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