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Sea Keepers: The Missing Manatee – Coral Ripley ★★★★

Blurb; Sea Keepers to the rescue – a baby manatee needs their help! A magical series about saving our oceans.

Emily, Grace and Layla travel to the tropics to search for a magic pearl. But disaster strikes when evil Effluvia kidnaps a baby manatee and holds it for ransom. Effluvia demands a magic pearl in exchange for the little manatee. If the Sea Keepers give into the wicked siren, they won’t be able to stop her from releasing her siren sisters . . .

It’s up to the Sea Keepers to save the manatee – and the whole underwater world!

My Review; Sea Keepers – This is book nine in the sea keepers series, the first book I have read in this series. It does mention previous books before this one in beginning but it still reads fine as a Standalone. In this story we see three main characters Layla, Emily and Grace become mermaids also known as the sea keepers, there to protect and help all sea creatures and life under water. They soon find themselves having to help a young Manatee from the evil mermaid within the sea Effluvia who wants the magical pearl. The girls search for the magical pearl in order to save the young manatee but surely they won’t hand it over to her? Surely they can find another way to save this manatee. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout. A magical, mermaid and underwater adventure with talking animals any little girl would love. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars.

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Isadora Moon and the Shooting Star – Harriet Muncaster ★★★★

Blurb; Isadora Moon is special because she’s different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she’s a bit of both. Isadora is observing the night sky for a school project – her class is learning everything about space and she decides to look at the stars for inspiration. But wait, what is that? Through the telescope, Isadora spots a shooting star that falls to Earth!

After courageously finding the place where the star landed, Isadora discovers a new twinkling friend. Her name is Nova, she is a Glow Sprite and she is not supposed to be there. Even worse, Nova’s moon kitten Pluto is lost and she needs Isadora’s help to find him.

Between magical campfires, space lessons, moon cheese and a glowing sleepover, Isadora will need to use all her wits to help Nova finding Pluto before her new friend has to fly back to the stars. With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny series of first chapter books.

My Review; This is a perfect little read for any little girl at just over 100 pages. Full of magic. Meet Isadora half vampire half fairy. Join her on this magical space adventure where she meets another from the moon. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Easy reading. At the back is lots of activities to do and recipes to make. This is book 14 in a series but each read fine as Standalones. A fun read. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Beast Quest: Styx the Lurking Terror – Adam Blade ★★★★

Blurb: Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!

Four brave young would-be heroes have been magicked away to the Netherworld by the Evil Wizard Malvel! Tom and Elenna are on a Quest to rescue the New Adventurers and defeat Malvel’s wicked plan. The next Beast they must tackle, Styx, lurks in a murky swamp … will our heroes find a way to defeat this monstrous reptile?

There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in The Netherworld series – don’t miss out! Ossiron the Fleshless Killer; Styx the Lurking Terror; Kaptiva the Shrieking Siren and Velakro the Lightning Bird.

My Review; This is book 2 in series 28 following on from the previous one I read and reviewed the other day. Tom and Elenna are rescuing apprentice number two of four who was taken in book one. In this chapter they face a huge alligator under the spell of evil Malvel. And both the main characters find themselves facing death in this story with Tom at one point in the alligators mouth. Very tense, edge of your seat read this time but they managed to survived and rescue the second apprentice. A magical, fantasy and adventurous read. Perfect for all young boy readers. A fab little series so far at just over 100 pages in each book. A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. Black and white illustrations throughout.

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