Category Archives: Adventure

August 09

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Book Blurb: Flung far across the universe, from star to star, faced with monsters… magicians… and maybe new friends… an Earth girl named Zita must find a way home. Did I like it? (By G aged 8) Yes I did like it.  I thought it was really good. But it’s not just a simple book. […]

June 19

The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde

Book Blurb: Ark is a place of tally sticks, rationed food and shared shoes, where art and music are banned, language is severely restricted and outcasts are thrown to the wolves. Letta’s job is to collect words and dole them out to people who need them. When she discovers that John Noa is planning to […]

February 18

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Book Blurb When Lyra’s friend Roger disappears, she and her dæmon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him.The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice and witch-queens fly through the frozen skies – and where a team of scientists is is conducting experiments too horrible to talk about. […]

February 16

The Phantom Toothbooth by Norton Juster

Book Blurb: One genuine turnpike tollbooth. If not perfectly satisfied, your wasted time will be refunded. When Milo receives a mysterious and intriguing package through the post, all his previous feelings of boredom are banished. Having nothing better to do, he points his pedal car towards a strange land beyond the Tollbooth, and quicker than […]