Louise Tree

The Square of Sevens

By Laura Shepherd-Robinson - Published 2023


A girl called Red writes a memoir. It begins in 1730 with her hard, nomadic life as the child of a gypsy fortune teller. ...Read Review

The Elemental Detectives

By Patrice Lawrence - Published 2022


Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

A sleeping sickness has fallen across London, and the city’s elementals – spirits of Air, Water, Fire and Earth – worry that they will ...Read Review

Until the Road Ends

By Phil Earle - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

Beau, a tired and hungry street dog, is saved from the wheels of a lorry by Peggy, who persuades her parents, her brother ...Read Review

Blackbeard’s Treasure

By Elisa Paganelli (illus.) - By Iszi Lawrence - Published 2023


AdventureChildren/Young AdultNautical

In 1718, eleven-year-old Abigail lives a cosseted, if rather lonely, life as a plantation owner’s daughter in the Caribbean. Secretly, her best friend ...Read Review

Leeward (Nightingale & Courtney, 1)

By Katie Daysh - Published 2023



At the decisive moment in the ferocious Battle of Aboukir Bay in 1798, Captain Hiram Nightingale is on the burning deck of his ship. ...Read Review

The Tale of Truthwater Lake

By Emma Carroll - Published 2022


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

In the too-hot, climate-changed summer of 2032, Polly and her brother are packed off to a favourite aunt who lives by an artificial lake, ...Read Review


By Philippa Gregory - Published 2022



This third book in the Fairmile series returns us to the heart of the Reekie family via the enjoyable villainess, Livia da Ricci, ...Read Review

The Aerialists

By Katie Munnik - Published 2022


Twelve-year-old Laura begs on the Paris streets in spring 1891. Husband-and-wife aerialists—Ena, and French aeronaut, Auguste Gaudron—take an interest in this American ...Read Review


By Tom Clohosy Cole (illus.) - By Tom Palmer - Published 2022


Children/Young Adult

Inspired by the teenage years of Audrey Hepburn, this story is set in the Nazi-occupied town of Velp in the Netherlands. Under a ...Read Review

Rosie Raja: Churchill’s Spy

By Sufiya Ahmed - Published 2022


Children/Young Adult

In 1941, eleven-year-old Rosie is a Muslim princess growing up amidst the Indian struggle for independence from British imperial rule. When her mother dies, ...Read Review