Jane Burke


By Mike Dumbleton - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

This beautifully-produced picture book tells its story in single sentences and subtle watercolour illustrations. The brief texts are interspersed with one line of ...Read Review

The Siege and Fall of Troy

By Dan-El Padilla Peralta (intro.) - By Robert Graves - Published 2018


Children/Young AdultEpic

A re-issue of Robert Graves’ retelling of the Homeric myths is always welcome, and the new introduction by Dan-El Padilla Peralta makes the ...Read Review

Into the White: Scott’s Antarctic Odyssey

By Joanna Grochowicz - By Sarah Lippett (illus.) - Published 2017


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

A first novel, and based on the true and well-known story of Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1911-12, this ...Read Review

The Pearl Thief

By Elizabeth Wein - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

Elizabeth Wein is a prolific writer, but this is her first book ‘set where I live’. It portrays a deep love for her ...Read Review

Anna and the Swallow Man

By Gavriel Savit - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

This is the author’s first book. Anna and the Swallow Man is a dark and beautiful novel about the complexities of mankind ...Read Review

Tom’s Midnight Garden

By Edith - By Philippa Pearce (original author) - Published 1958 (original)Published 2016 (adaptation)


Children/Young Adult

This beloved children’s book – one of the most re-read classics ever – is here brought up to date with a graphic novel treatment ...Read Review

The Little Pioneer

By Adam Hancher - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultWestern

The illustrator, Adam Hancher, has based his dramatic picture book on true-life pioneers’ tales. Set in the U.S. in the 19th century, ...Read Review

Rose in the Blitz

By Rebecca Stevens - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Rebecca Stevens continues the adventures of her ‘Strange Girl’, Rose, in this sequel to Valentine Joe, set between the present day and war-torn 1940...Read Review

Liberty’s Fire

By Lydia Syson - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

Following on from Lydia Syson’s award-winning debut, A World Between Us, and her second novel, That Burning Summer, comes another story of ...Read Review

Young Houdini: The Silent Assassin

By Simon Nicholson - Published 2016


AdventureChildren/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Simon Nicholson continues his series based on the imagined youthful career of Harry Houdini, the famous escapologist. Harry, with his friends Billie (a ...Read Review