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Guest review: Snowglobe by Amy Wilson

This is a truly original and magical book with a surprising premise of there being life inside snow globes. As someone, who had a collection of snow globes and delighted in shaking them, then this book only adds further to their enjoyment and air of mystery. The story centres around Clementine, who finds that she […]

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Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery: it’s all in the details

Max loves paying attention to details, however small, perfect for model making. So, when his only friend – caretaker and fellow modeller at his boarding school St Goliath’s, Mr Darrow –mysteriously disappears, he knows what he must do. Unbeknown to his peers, Mr Darrow has created a whole new civilisation, shrunk down to microscopic size! […]

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and the importance of using your voice

After witnessing her best friend Natasha’s death in a drive by gang shooting aged only ten, sixteen-year-old Starr hopes she will never experience such trauma again. But when history repeats itself and Khalil is shot- unarmed – by a white police officer, she is torn about whether to expose herself as the sole witness, and […]

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Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

At Inkpots, we first heard about Abi Elphinstone’s books last year and followed the progress of Sky Song on social media. So, it was really exciting to get a copy to review a few weeks ago – and then we were lucky enough to meet Abi at a book signing too. I finished reading Sky […]

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A Far Away Magic by Amy Wilson

Last year, I read ‘A Girl called Owl’ by Amy Wilson, and absolutely loved it. So, I was excited to get a copy of her book, ‘A Far Away Magic’. And I wasn’t disappointed. ‘A Far Away Magic’ tells the story of Angel and Bavar. Angel has moved to a new school and is living […]

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The Eye of the North by Sinead O’Hart

Sometimes a new book comes along which literally takes your breath away. That’s what happened for me, and one of our Inkpots, Alisha, when we read The Eye of the North by Sinead O’Hart. When we get sent books to review, it’s always brilliant to get the views of some of the children who come […]

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