Reviews (of both hardback and paperback fiction and non-fiction) are grouped for convenience into both age categories and under teaching range. Within each section, you will find reviews for younger children at the beginning. Books and children being varied and adaptable, we suggest that you look either side of your area. More detailed recommendations for use can often be found within the review.
REVIEWERS IN THIS ISSUE
David Bennett was Senior Teacher and Head of an English Faculty in Nottinghamshire. He now works as an English consultant and supply teacher.
Jill Bennett is the author of Learning to Read with Picture Books. She is currently heading up a nursery unit and also does freelance and consultancy work.
Rebecca Butler writes and lectures on children’s literature.
Valerie Coghlan is Librarian at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin.
Robert Dunbar is a commentator on children’s books and reading.
Anne Faundez is a freelance education and children’s book consultant.
Janet Fisher is a children’s literature consultant.
Geoff Fox has now retired as Co-Editor (UK) of Children’s Literature in Education, but continues to work on the board and as an occasional teller of traditional tales.
Dorne Fraser is Young People’s Reading and Learning Librarian for Norfolk Library and Information Service.
Caroline Heaton is a former Children’s and Schools Librarian.
Ferelith Hordon has been a Children’s Librarian for over 30 years and works in Wandsworth. She is currently Chair Elect of the Youth Libraries Group and Chair of the 2011 Carnegie Greenaway judging panel.
George Hunt is lecturer in Education at the University of Edinburgh.
Jana Novotny Hunter is an author and editor.
Rudolf Loewenstein is a Dominican friar based in a London parish. He also works full time in a primary school.
Margaret Mallett is a researcher and writer on Primary School English and a member of the English 4–11 editorial team.
Val Randall is Head of English and Literacy Co-ordinator at a Pupil Referral Unit in Blackburn, Lancashire.
Andrea Reece worked for children’s publishers for 16 years and is now a freelance marketing consultant.
Vincent Reid is a lecturer in developmental psychology at Durham University.
Caroline Sanderson is a freelance writer, reviewer and editor. She is the author of Kiss Chase & Conkers, a book about traditional children’s games.
Elizabeth Schlenther is Editor, English children’s books for gwales.com
, The Welsh Books Council’s website.
Judith Sharman, former primary head teacher, leads Well Tree Learning Ltd as consultant and presenter of ‘The Nurturing Way’.
Rosemary Stones is Editor of Books for Keeps.
Ruth Taylor has recently completed an MPhil in Children’s Literature from Cambridge University.
Nicholas Tucker is honorary senior lecturer in Cultural and Community Studies at Sussex University.
Sue Unstead was a publisher of children’s non-fiction for 25 years and is now a freelance editorial consultant and writer.
Blade: Risking All Bogwoppit
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1 Bumblebee
Children’s Book of Music Clash
Complete Book of the Dead of Hunefer, The
Control Freak: Diary of a care leaver
Copy Cat Crusade
Dodo doo-doo Dragonborn
Eighth Grade Bites Fallout
Frank & Teddy Make Friends Fugitives!
Ghosts of Creakie Hall, The: Ace Ghosts
Giant Jam Sandwich, The Gladiator: Fight for Freedom Goran’s Great Escape Grace
Half Brother Help Me!
If I Could Fly
RATING Unmissable HHHHH/ Very Good HHHH/ Good HHH/ Fair HH/ Poor H
Bad Tuesdays, The: Blood Alchemy HH 30 Behemoth
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HHHH 24 HHHH 30 HHH 31
Come to Me, My Chickadee! HHHHH 21 HHHH 26 HHHH 27
HHHHH 20 HH 31
HHH 22 HHH 30
HHHH 26 HHHH 31
Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate, The
HHH 22 HHH 21 HHH 27
HHHHH 20 HHH 27
HHHH 22 HHHH 27 HHHH 29 HHH 24
Hunefer and His Book of the Dead
HHHH 26 HHHH 29
Lion Treasury of Saints, The HHHH 30 Little Bit of Mischief, A Long Lankin
HHHH 22 HHH 30
Lulu and the Brontosaurus HHHHH 23 Macbeth
Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt, The
Magicalamity Mbobo Tree
HH 25 HHH 24
HHHH 26 HHHH 22
TITLES REVIEWED IN THIS ISSUE HHHH 30
More, More, More! Muncle Trogg
Mutiny on the School Ship Bounty
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Neversuch House
Night, Light, Sleep Tight Pirate Gran Goes for Gold Rabbit Pie
Medusa Project, The: Hunted HHHH 28 Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Mole’s Sunrise
HHHH 20 HHHH 21 HHHH 25
HHHH 27 HHHH 28 HHH 21 HHH 22 HHH 20
Rama and Sita: Path of Flames HHHH 23 Real Rebecca, The Ribbit Rabbit
Romeo and Juliet Sandwich Swap, The Scaredy Squirrel at Night Sigrun’s Secret
Small Blue Thing Susan Laughs Tempest, The
Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice
HHHH 28 HHH 20 HH 25
Roodica the Rude: Who stole the river? HHH 23
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HHH 29 HHH 29
HHHHH 21 HH 25
Terry Deary’s Viking Tales: The Hand of the Viking Warrior HHHH 23
Terry Deary’s Viking Tales: The Sword of the Viking King HHHH 23
That’s Mine! Tiny Little Fly
Treason Tyme’s End
Whisper My Name Wood Angel
Zog HHH 20
Tom Trueheart and the Land of Myths and Legends
HHHHH 21 HHHH 25
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HHHH 31 HHHH 27
Zoe and Beans: Where is Binky Boo? HHH 20 HHHHH 21 Books for Keeps No.187 March 2011 19
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