Friday, January 23, 2015

Mrs Keane recommends ...


The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
(Historical/School/Adventure) Tally is furious to hear she’s being sent from London to a stuffy boarding school in the country - all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more "unusual" and "interesting" place than Tally ever imagined. She has even organized an exciting school trip to the kingdom of Bergania ... though Tally never expected to meet royalty or to be in danger. (Review adapted from

Wild Stories by Colin Thompson
(Humorous/Short Stories) Sid the mosquito isn't the only one exploring the delights of house Number Fourteen and its overgrown garden. Derek the rat is sniffing out old socks for supper. Ethel the chicken is busy trying to persuade the world she is not an orange, while Arnold the mouse is spending more time in the trap than out of it. Frank the ant has a terrible headache and just wants to be left alone, and Joey the budgie is having a bath in the dog's bowl... (Review from

The Princess and the Foal by Stacey Gregg
(Horse Stories) Princess Haya, daughter of the King of Jordan, loves her family more than anything. So when tragedy strikes at its heart, she is devastated. The Princess becomes ever more withdrawn until, on her birthday, the King gives her a life-changing present. An incredible new friendship grows and the heartbroken princess begins to dream of an extraordinary future. (Review from

Stone Rabbit: BC Mambo and series by Eric Craddock
(Humorous/Graphic Novel) Stone Rabbit is a bored little bunny who lives a humdrum existence in the sleepy town of Happy Glades. But all that changes when he discovers a time portal of doom—right under his bathroom rug! Suddenly, Stone Rabbit finds himself on a Jurassic journey in a prehistoric world, facing off against vicious velociraptors, terrifying       T. Rexes and more... (Review from

The Worst Witch and series by Jill Murphy
(Fantasy/Humorous) Mildred is the worst witch in the history of her special boarding academy for witches. No matter what she does, it always turns out wrong. Still, things are okay until she turns goody-goody Ethel into a pig. Making an enemy of the best witch in your class is not a good idea -- especially when you happen to be the worst one! (Review from kissthebook)

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