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

Philip Ardagh

Barking Up the Wrong Tree (Stick & Fetch Investigate)

Ingela P. Arhenius

Pop-up Things That Go!

Ronda Armitage

A Mighty Bitey Creature

Jane Austen

Pugs & Prejudice


Mac Barnett

Square (Shapes #2)

Triangle (Shapes #1)

The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse

Mira Bartók

The Wonderling

Aaron Becker

Return (Journey Trilogy 3)

Daisy Bell

The Christmas Guest

Alex Bellos

Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World

Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book

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

Gerry Byrne

All At Sea: There’s a New Baby in the Family


Marsha L Ceniceros

God Answered Me: True Story Chapter One

Lucy Cousins

A Busy Day for Birds

Count with Little Fish

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

Siobhan Curham

Tell it to the Moon


Nicola Davies

Big Blue Whale

Ice Bear

King of the Sky

Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth

One Tiny Turtle

Surprising Sharks

Matt Dickinson

North Face (The Everest Files #2)

Killer Storm (The Everest Files #3)

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment

Ed Douglas

The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life

Nick Dowson



Rae Earl

#Help My Cat’s a Vlogging Superstar!


Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-flap Opposites

Surprising Birds: Lift-the-flap Colours

Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato


Polly Faber

Mango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir(Mango & Bambang #4)

Allison Flom

Lulu is a Rhinoceros

Jason Flom

Lulu is a Rhinoceros

Steve Franklin

North Wales Trail Running: 20 Off-Road Routes for Trail & Fell Runners

Vivian French

Caterpillar Butterfly

Growing Frogs

The Cherry Pie Princess

Yucky Worms

Tony Fucile

Poor Louie


Stephanie Garber


Eliza Garrett

The Great Castby

The Picture of Dorian Greyhound

Pugs & Prejudice

Romeow & Juliet

Marina Gioti

One Heart: A book about the special bond between mothers and daughters

Hana Goldberg

Pink Tears


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 

Who is Sleeping?

Anthony Horrowitz

Alex Rider: Never Say Die

Janni Howker

Walk with a Wolf

Shirley Hughes

Mother’s Day

My First ABC

My First 123


Yasmeen Ismail

Kiki & Bobo’s Sunny Day


Lauren James

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe


Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth

Mrs Mole, I’m Home!

Martin Jenkins

The Emperor’s Egg

Jory John

Penguin Problems

Rob Lloyd Jones

Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God (Jake Atlas #2)


A. L. Kennedy

Uncle Shawn and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure (Uncle Shawn and Bill #1)

Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Pajimminy-Crimminy Adventure (Uncle Shawn and Bill #2)

Celine Kiernan

Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1)

Sarah Kilby

Terrible True Tales from the Tower of London

Cal King

The French Exchange Whale and Other Rejected Book Ideas

Timothy Knapman

Can’t Catch Me!


Yann Le Bec


Alison Jean Lester

Yuki Means Happiness

Simone Lia

They Didn’t Teach this in Worm School!

Steve Light

Lucky Lazlo

Sally Lloyd-Jones

His Royal Tinyness: A Terrible True Story

Skip to the Loo! A Potty Book

Suzanne Lockhart

Mad Diet

Jessica Love

Julian is a Mermaid

Ben Lyttleton

Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World

Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book


Jennifer K. Mann

Sam and Jump

Victoria Marcos

My Favourite Animal: Dolphins

Sam McBratney

Guess How Much I Love You Book & Baby Cards: A Baby Milestone Gift Set

Kelly McCaughrain

Flying Tips for Flightless Birds

Megan McDonald

Judy Moody

Judy Moody Saves the World!

Marie McLisky

Kancil the Mouse Deer

Tom McLaughlin

The Day Aliens (Nearly) Ate Our Brains

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

Fiona Mitchell

The Maid’s Room

Nicola Morgan

The Teenage Guide to Friends

The Teenage Guide to Life Online

Michael Morpurgo

Hansel and Gretel

Markus Motum

Curiosity: The Story of the Mars Rover

Jill Murphy


Mr Large in Charge

Kate Murray-Browne

The Upstairs Room

Sarah Mussi

Here Be Witches (Snowdownia Chronicles #2)


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)

E. F. Norton

The Fight for Everest 1924 (2015 edition)

Sheila Norton

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

The Pets at Primrose Cottage: Part Two New Beginnings

The Pets at Primrose Cottage: Part Three Trust Your Heart 


Natalia O’Hara

Hortense and the Shadow


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


The Reduced Shakespeare Company

Pop-up Shakespeare

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

Doug Scott

The Ogre: Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

Carlos J. Server

A Singular Baptism

Neal Shusterman

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2)

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


Various Authors & Illustrators

Nature Storybooks: Every Wonderful Word is True


Sally M. Walker

Earth Verse: Explore our Planet through Poetry and Art

Lauren Fern Watt

Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog

Katherine Webber

Wing Jones

Jacob Sager Weinstein

The City of Secret Rivers


Sam Zuppardi

Things to Do With Dad