I have given each of my recommendations for children an age suggestion. These are of course approximate. Please also have a look at younger or older categories.

Noah Barleywater Runs Away
by John Boyne
The book is a funny, magical modern fairy tale, and while there is a little bit of sadness, it is a story of hope.
Review date: 19.03.12
Age recommendation: 9+
How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant
by Elen Caldecott
Bringing humour and adventure to a story which encompasses loyalty, the importance of keeping your word and bereavement.
Review date: 28.03.13
Age recommendation: 8+
Cosmic
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
A group of children win a prize to go on a trip into space - but this is no theme park ride...
Age recommendation: 7+
Millions
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
A family's dilemmas when they discover they have stumbled across millions of pounds.
Age recommendation: 7+
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
A sequel to the classic story written by Ian Fleming and turned into a film by Roald Dahl.
Review date: 11.10.11
Age recommendation: 8+
The Astounding Broccoli Boy
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Another funny adventure from this brilliant author, inspired by real events!
Review date: 18.05.15
Age recommendation: 9+
The Baking Life of Amelie Day
by Vanessa Curtis
A teenage girl loves baking and plans to enter a national competition, but her illness looks set to get in the way.
Review date: 15.09.14
Age recommendation: 9+
Magical Moon Cat: Moonbeams and the Dream Cafe
by Annie Dalton
Feel good, fun and magical story for girls
Age recommendation: 7+
The Soup Movement
by Ben Davis
A powerful message with engaging, resourceful characters. Loved it!
Review date: 05.07.20
Age recommendation: 9+
That's Life, Lily
by Valerie Dayre
Disgruntled Lily imagines life without her parents, but what is real and what's not in her account of that summer?
Age recommendation: 7+

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