News & Reviews

Kid’s Review: Pretend Cows

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR This touching story about a girl who is missing her former way of life on a farm is suitable [...]

August 10, 2020

Kid’s Review: Every Little Piece of My Heart

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR This is an artful and compassionate YA novel about secrets, friendship and lies, by acclaimed and popular author Non [...]

August 8, 2020

Kid’s Review: Rise of the Shadow Dragons

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR Rise of the Shadow Dragons is the exciting sequel to Dragon Daughter and ideal for readers aged 9-12 who love [...]

August 6, 2020

Kid’s Review: Villains in Venice

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR This adventure detective story is suitable for readers aged 9-12 years. It is illustrated  by Karl James Mountford and published [...]

August 2, 2020

Kid’s Review: Sky Pirates Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond

  ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR This magical adventure story is suitable for readers aged 8-11 years. It is illustrated  by Mark Chambers and [...]

July 31, 2020

Kid’s Review: When Stars Are Scattered

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR This remarkable graphic novel depicts life in a refugee camp through the eyes of a child and should be in [...]

July 29, 2020

Kid’s Review: I’m Sticking With You

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR This funny, feel-good picture book about friendship, rhythmically written by Smriti Halls, is one that anyone will enjoy sharing [...]

July 27, 2020

Kid’s Review: Leap, Hare, Leap!

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR This picture book by Dom Conlon is suitable for all nature lovers aged 4+ years. It is beautifully illustrated [...]

July 25, 2020

Kid’s Review: We are Bound by Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR This the second of Kesia Lupo’s stand-alone YA fantasy adventures published by Bloomsbury. Based on the island of Scarossa, [...]

Kid’s Review: Knight Sir Louis and the Dreadful Damsel

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATORS The first book in a brand new comic adventure series about Knight Sir Louis and his hilariously bonkers mishaps [...]

July 22, 2020

Kid’s Review: Ways to Make Sunshine

ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR This positive story is suitable for readers aged 8-11 years. It is illustrated throughout by Mechal Roe and published [...]

June 29, 2020

Children’s Book Reviews by Children

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week (20-27th June) Books Up North is excited to announce that soon it will be launching on its  blog page [...]

June 21, 2020

Book Review – “Meet Me at the Museum” by Anne Youngson

Gentle, thought-provoking and surprisingly pacey I quickly found myself engrossed in this debut novel by Anne Youngson. Almost all the story is about a [...]

May 2, 2018

Book Review – “Need to Know” by Karen Cleveland

When I read publisher Sarah Adams’ suggestion to “cancel my evening plans, take the phone off the hook and disable the doorbell” I admit [...]

January 10, 2018

News & Reviews Introduction

Book News & Reviews No ordinary Blogspot By way of introduction it might be useful to explain that I envisage this News & Reviews [...]

December 15, 2017