Children's

The Worries: Jaz and the New Baby – Jion Sheibani ★★★★

Blurb; Everyone feels worried sometimes. But what if your worries came to life and started following you around?

Jazmin’s mum is about to have a baby and Jaz is SO excited! She’s been waiting forever to be a big sister and knows she’s going to be brilliant at it. Okay, it might mean some changes to their family, but Jaz is sure everything will be just fine.

So imagine her surprise when a host of furry, fretful friends arrive to cause some serious mischief. That’s right, it’s the Worries – gloomy Loner, nervous Change, pushy Jealousy and DJ Disaster, always waiting for something to go wrong.

Jaz tries her best to keep her worries to herself, but with her birthday party coming up fast, they seem set on turning her into the Worst Sister EVER!

My Review; This is a short read which is beautifully illustrated throughout. Perfect for younger readers to learn about their worries and that we all have them. This book focuses on the arrival of a new baby and how Jaz feels about that. So may help children who are expecting younger siblings. It’s a beautiful story with an amazing, emotional and loving outcome. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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chick-lit · Children's

The Accidental Diary of B.U.G: Basically Famous – Jen Carney ★★★★

Blurb; School just got INTERESTING. Not only is Billie’s class learning how to P.E.E. in the classroom (don’t ask), they now have some very important contacts in the TV world.

So as long as Janey McVey doesn’t keep doing the splits for attention, and Billie’s mums don’t keep distracting her with a huge secret thing they seem to be planning… well watch out, because it’s time for B.U.G. to make it BIG!

My review; This is book two in a series but I read this as a Standalone. It does catch you up from the previous book at the beginning but also urges the reader to read book one first.

This has very similar vibes to Jacqueline Wilson. It is written in a diary format, plenty of doodles and illustrations throughout in black and white. Easy reading. Parts had me laughing out loud. Perfect for middle age and younger readers. B.U.G is her nickname and fam gets to her head. She’s a character alright. I loved it. Took me back to my teenage years. Around 300 pages long. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Adventure · Children's · Short Stories

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term – Enid Blyton ★★★★

Blurb; full-colour short story taken from the magical Wishing-Chair series. Perfect for new readers. Be whisked away!

Mollie and Peter are very lucky – they have a Wishing-Chair that will fly them to any magical land and grant them their every wish!

And so when they arrive home from school for the half-terms holidays, they can’t wait to embark on their next adventure!

My Review; I grew up reading Enid Blyton and she is still as brilliant as she was back then. This is a short story series for younger readers focusing on a magical wishing chair. A short story. Beautifully illustrated throughout! Magical. Adventure. Mischief. Brilliant. I loved it. Would highly recommend to all children. What a brilliant series. A well deserved four stars from me.

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