Book reviews

Anne reviews books for children and teenagers and professional publications for The School Librarian, the journal of the School Library Association, for Armadillo Magazine, and for her blog.

Professional interest

Michael Barton, A Different Kettle of Fish: A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism
Christinea Donnelly, Know it All Find it Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers
Nancy Gedge, Inclusion for Primary School Teachers
Jenny Hulme, The School of Wellbeing
John Royce, Credit Where It’s Due: The School Library Preventing Plagiarism
Sarah Pavey, Going Digital: Developing ICT in the Primary School Library

Picture books

Jez Alborough, Albert and Little Henry
Laurence Anholt and Jim Copplestone, Two Nests
Samad Behrangi, The Little Black Fish
Helen Docherty, The Knight Who Wouldn't Fight
Helen Docherty and Mark Beech, Do You Remember?
Michael Foreman, Fortunately Unfortunately
Ben Mantle, Best Birthday Present Ever
Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling, Tottie and Dot
Fiona Roberton, Wanted: The Perfect Pet
Ali Seidabadi, A Rainbow in My Pocket
Ali Seidabadi, Bijan and Manije
Steve Smallman, Batmouse
Liz Weir, When Dad Was Away
Melanie Williamson, Cactus Annie

Children’s and teenage fiction

Bernard Ashley, Ronnie’s War
Mira Bartok, The Wonderling
Michael Gerard Bauer, Don’t Call Me Ishmael
Faye Bird, My Second Life
Malorie Blackman, Noble Conflict
Malorie Blackman, Robot Girl
John Boyne, The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
Irena Brignull, The Hawkweed Prophecy
Theresa Breslin, An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures
Anne Cassidy, Heart Burn
Steve Cole, Shoot to Kill
Donna Cooner, Skinny
Gitty Danshvari, The League of Unexceptional Children
Deborah Ellis, My Name is Parvana
Charlie Fletcher, Far Rockaway
Adam Frost, A Brush with Danger
Nick Garlick, Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves
Sally Gardner, Operation Bunny
Alan Gibbons, Raining Fire
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Julia Green, Seal Island
Shannon Hale, Forest Born
Chris Hill, Lucky
Kathy Hoopman and Mike Medaglia, Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure
Donald Hounam, Gifted
Julia Jarman and Kate Pankhurst, A Friend in Need!
J A Jarman, Inside
Derek Keilty, Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll
Suzanne LaFleur, Listening for Lucca
Sarah Lowes and Miss Clara, The Snow Queen
Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden, Theseus and the Minotaur
Jon Mayhew, The Bonehill Curse
John McLay, Dragon’s Dentist
Kirsty McKay, Ogres Do Disco
Susan Moore, Crimson Poison
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, The Apple Tart of Hope
Michael Morpurgo, Alone on a Wide Wide Sea
Lauren Oliver, The Spindlers
Prentice and Weil, Black Arts
Matt Ralphs, Fire Girl
Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist
Karen Saunders, Me, Suzy P.
Francesca Simon, The Lost Gods
Dan Smith, Boy X
Joss Stirling, Angel Dares
Joss Stirling, Stealing Phoenix
Adam Stower, King Coo
Chae Strathie, Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates
Tabitha Suzuma, Hurt
Tracy Traynor, Nicking Time
Delphine de Vigan, No and Me
Holly Webb, Return to the Secret Garden
M L Welsh, Heart of Stone
Robert Paul Weston, Gobbled by Ghorks
Chris Westwood, The Great and the Dangerous
Amy Wilson, A Girl Called Owl

Information books for children and young people

Catherine Chambers, The Loch Ness Monster
Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs
Liz Lennon, My Friends (Our Special World)
Rosemary McCarney and Plan International, The Way to School
David J Smith, If ... A Mind-Bending Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers Jan Thornhill, I Found a Dead Bird: A Guide to the Cycle of Life and Death

Anne blogs about books for children and young people.