Review Crew Middle Grade

Welcome to our Review Crew pages. This is where our super team of kid reviewers will share their thoughts on new and upcoming books and chat about their favourite reads. 

Chosen from over 100 applicants, our review crew are creative, enthusiastic and passionate about books. If you are looking for your next read, why not find inspiration from their recommendations?

The Offline Diaries by Yomi Agegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené, reviewed by Catherine (11)

Ade is angry with her stepdad because his job has forced her family to move and leave everything behind. What’s ...
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While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle, reviewed by Leontine

I really enjoyed this book as it was full of amazing animals and exceptional determination. Every page was engaging and ...
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The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams by Shane Hegarty, reviewed by Rosa

This book is amazing. It’s like a perfect parcel of mystery, fun and friendship all in one. The ending all ...
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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tọlá Okogwu, reviewed by Mia

When Onyeka discovers she has a superpower, her life changes immediately. Not only is her superpower one of the things ...
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MagicBorn by Peter Bunzl, reviewed by Niamh

Magicborn is the latest novel by Peter Bunzl, who is the genius behind the Cogheart book series. Taking place in ...
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Hedgewitch by Skye McKenna, reviewed by Alma

One of the best books I’ve read in ages; enchanting! Ever since her mum left her there, Cassie Morgan had ...
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The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend, reviewed by Catherine

Orla Carson lives on her own, save for her horse, Captain, and her beloved garden which was planted by her ...
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The Wondrous Prune by Ellie Clements, reviewed by Mia E

After Prune’s Grandparents die, she moves to their old house with her mum and brother. This means a new town ...
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The Mermaid in the Millpond by Lucy Strange, reviewed by Abi

Abi tells us why she recommends The Mermaid in the Millpond and why Barrington Stoke books are so important to ...
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The Midnight Hunt by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder, reviewed by Aysha

“This book was astonishingly good. The way it was written was amazing.” We LOVE Aysha’s artwork. She always captures book ...
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