Book Reviews by Author

This is an index of all book reviews arranged in alphabetical order of author surnames.  Some books containing illustrations have their illustrators listed in the Illustrator Index.


David Almond

The Tale of Angelino Brown

Sophie Ambrose

The Lonely Giant

Ronda Armitage

A Mighty Bitey Creature

Jane Austen

Pugs & Prejudice


Mac Barnett


The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse

Mira Bartók

The Wonderling

Aaron Becker

Return (Journey Trilogy 3)

Alex Bellos

Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World

Scott Bergstrom

The Cruelty

Anthony Browne

The Anthony Browne Collection


Look What I’ve Got!

Through the Magic Mirror

The Tunnel


Silly Billy

Willy and the Cloud

Willy the Champ

Willy the Dreamer

Willy the Wimp


Kevin Crossley-Holland

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

Siobhan Curham

Tell it to the Moon


Nicola Davies

King of the Sky

Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth


Rae Earl

#Help My Cat’s a Vlogging Superstar!

Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato


Vivian French

The Cherry Pie Princess

Tony Fucile

Poor Louie


Stephanie Garber


Eliza Garrett

The Great Castby

The Picture of Dorian Greyhound

Pugs & Prejudice

Romeow & Juliet


Caryl Hart

Let’s Go To Nursery!

Chris Haughton

Goodnight Everyone

Daisy Hirst

Alphonse, That’s Not OK To Do!

Historic Royal Palaces

Pop-up Crown Jewels

Terrible True Tales from the Tower of London

Petr Horáček

The Greedy Goat 

Anthony Horrowitz

Alex Rider: Never Say Die

Shirley Hughes

My First ABC

My First 123


Yasmeen Ismail

Kiki & Bobo’s Sunny Day


Lauren James

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe


Mrs Mole, I’m Home!

Jory John

Penguin Problems


A. L. Kennedy

Uncle Shawn and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure

Sarah Kilby

Terrible True Tales from the Tower of London

Cal King

The French Exchange Whale and Other Rejected Book Ideas


Alison Jean Lester

Yuki Means Happiness

Simone Lia

They Didn’t Teach this in Worm School!

Sally Lloyd-Jones

His Royal Tinyness: A Terrible True Story

Ben Lyttleton

Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World


Jennifer K. Mann

Sam and Jump

Victoria Marcos

My Favourite Animal: Dolphins

Marie McLisky

Kancil the Mouse Deer

Karen M. McManus

One Of Us Is Lying

Colin McNaughton

We’re Off to Look for Aliens

Alex Milway

Pigsticks and Harold: The Ends of the Earth

Nicola Morgan

The Teenage Guide to Friends

Michael Morpurgo

Hansel and Gretel

Jill Murphy

Mr Large in Charge

Kate Murray-Browne

The Upstairs Room


Patrick Ness


Gary Northfield

Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons (Julius Zebra #2)

Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians (Julius Zebra #3)

Julius Zebra Rumble with the Romans (Julius Zebra #1)

Sheila Norton

The Pets at Primrose Cottage: Part One A Place to Hide


Stephan Pastis

Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

James Patterson

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Middle School #1)

Bobbie Peers

William Wenton and the Luridium Thief

Mal Peet


Amanda Prowse

The Idea of You


Brendan Reichs


Suzanne Rogerson

The Lost Sentinel (Silent Sea Chronicles #1)

R. M. Romero

The Dollmaker of Kraków

Meg Rosoff



Robert Sabuda

The Christmas Story: An Exquisite Pop-up Retelling

Carlos J. Server

A Singular Baptism

Neale Simpson

The Crystal Maze Challenge

William Shakespeare

Romeow & Juliet

Maria Sharapova

Unstoppable: My Life So Far


Alice Tait

No, Nancy, No!

Matt Tavares

Red & Lulu

Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer

Sean Taylor

They Came From Planet Zabalooloo

Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

Patricia Toht

Pick a Pine Tree


Katherine Webber

Wing Jones


Sam Zuppardi

Things to Do With Dad