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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Children's

Kitty And The Starlight Song – Paula Harrison ★★★★

Blurb; Girl by day. Cat by night. Ready for adventure! This chapter book series is purrfect for newly confident readers who are looking for superhero stories.

In Kitty and the Starlight Song, Kitty is preparing for the end of the year concert – her class will be singing a song in front of the whole school, and each one of them will have a line to sing as a solo. As a superhero-in-training with cat-like superpowers, Kitty can do all sorts of marvellous things, from jumping between roofs to catching thieves and recovering stolen treasures. As a superhero, Kitty is learning to be brave and to trust in her skills. But as a regular girl, Kitty is terrified to sing in front of everyone at school. She will need the help of her trusted cat crew to overcome her stage-fright.

Kitty and the Starlight Song is the eighth book in the chapter book series about Kitty and her superhero adventures. With a charming main character, cat-packed exploits and striking two-colour art on every page, Kitty is the perfect pick for newly independent readers.

My review; This is book 8 in the kitty series but all can be read as standalones. I have previously reviewed another book from this series before so I couldn’t say no to this. These are such beautiful books. Short reads at 100 ish pages. Beautifully illustrated throughout and bright colours. Very appealing for younger readers. Easy reads.

This story holds a special meaning that we all needs friends whatever our mood. To come together. To be inspired, brave and have hope. Beautiful. Highly recommend for all younger readers and children. A well deserved four stars from me.

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