Tag Archives: Children’s book reviews

August 09

Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman

Book Blurb: No one in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their homes on All Soul’s Eve – the night Zamiel the Demon Huntsman comes to claim his prey. But the evil Count Karlstein has struck a terrible bargain with Zamiel, and so the lives of his two nieces, Lucy and Charlotte, are in […]

April 03

Holes by Louis Sachar

Book Blurb: Stanley Yelnat’s family has had a history of bad luck, so he isn’t too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a boys’ juvenile detention centre. At Camp Green Lake the boys must dig a hole a day, five feet deep, five feet across, in the dried up lake bed.  The […]

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 […]