The Little Local Book Hub
Uncategorised / 13th April 2021

We recently discovered The Little Local Book Hub in our area. It’s a place where the whole family can go and swap or borrow books. Our local Book Hub has a phone box (and book shelves) full of exciting books for all ages and the lady who runs it, is really helpful and has book recommendations for everyone. We discovered a new author while we were there called Joe Craig and and we are really enjoying his Jimmy Coates series at the moment. We will definitely be posting a 5* review soon!  Take a look at the Little Local Book Hub webpage to see if there is one near you.  The Book Brothers

Cardboard Cowboys
Uncategorised / 2nd April 2021

Title: Cardboard Cowboys Author: Brian Conaghan This book is about a boy called Lenny who has just moved to secondary school. Lenny is being bullied because he is fat so he spends most of his time bunking off school on his bench by the river. His family also seems distant and act like they don’t appreciate him. His parents spend all their time thinking about his brother who is no longer at home. One day, when Lenny is bunking off school, he is eating his daily snack by the river when he decides to throw his rubbish in the water. Out of nowhere, a man in a red bobble hat appears and shouts at him. Lenny is scared and runs back to school but he can’t stop thinking about the man in the red bobble hat all day. The next day, he is brave enough and decides to return to the river and look for the man. While he is there, he finds the man’s house; it is made of cardboard. Lenny is scared that he will be kidnapped by this strange homeless man but instead they become friends. This is the start of an unlikely friendship between him and…

Vi Spy: Licence to Chill
Uncategorised / 2nd April 2021

Title: Vi Spy: Licence to Chill Author: Maz Evans Vi’s mum (Easter Day) is an ex-spy who has spent the past eleven years in retirement in order to protect her daughter from evil. However, as everyone knows Spies are awful at keeping secrets and Vi finds out that her Mum is a spy and wants to follow in her footsteps. One day, when her mum is getting married to George Sprout (who also happens to be Vi’s teacher and doesn’t know Easter is a spy) everything starts to go downhill. Vi’s real Dad, who she thought was dead, turns up and cancels the wedding. But why would he do that? Soon after, Vi finds out that her dad wants to see her more often even though Easter doesn’t think it is a good idea. He used to be known as Sir Charge and used to work with Umbra – the greatest super villain of all time – who had died whilst fighting Easter 10 years earlier. Vi suddenly decides she wants to see her dad more often as he may be her chance to become a Spy and get into Rimmington Hall (spy school), as he wants her to become…

One in a Hundred Thousand
Uncategorised / 1st March 2021

Title: One in a Hundred Thousand Author: Linni Ingemundsen Sander is one in a hundred thousand. He has Silver-Russell Syndrome, which means that he doesn’t grow as much as everyone else. Sander feels out of place in his year group at school. He is also failing his tests on purpose to try to move down a year, to be with his only friends, his brother, Adrian, and Adrian’s friend, Filip. However, his Mum finds out about his grades and gets him a tutor. The problem is that his new tutor Sofia is the most popular girl in the school! Meanwhile, a new boy joins their school and becomes friends with his brother. His name is Niklas. Adrian and Filip are obsessed with him and do anything he does but Sander doesn’t like him because Niklas is arrogant, brags and lies a lot. Sander loves old-fashioned photography and he discovered this passion after his dad died when he found his Dad’s Olympus camera. One day when Sander is helping his Mum volunteer at his local church, he discovers that a photography course is taking place there using old cameras and film.  Sander uses his film camera all the time as he…

The Soul Hunters
Uncategorised / 18th February 2021

Title: The Soul Hunters Author: Chris Bradford This book is about a girl called Genna who loves history. She has been invited to view a private collection of historical items collected by her best friend’s parents. As she is exploring, she stumbles across an empty room full of South American treasures and she begins to hear a strange noise. Her eyes flick over the room until they rest upon a knife made of pure jade. It is unbeknown to her as to why she cannot take her eyes off it. She moves towards the knife and opens the case. As she opens the case, she begins to hear the noises again but this time, they are much louder. She can smell smoke and just before she touches the knife, a voice snaps her back to reality. The voice belongs to a boy who claims that his name is Damien and as he touches her skin, his eyes turn to black pools of ink. His grip tightens around her hand and she begins to feel uncomfortable. Thankfully, her friend saves her from the awkward situation. Due to this encounter, she decides to leave early and because the train station is closed,…

The Kid Who Came from Space
Uncategorised / 31st January 2021

Title: The Kid Who Came From Space Author: Ross Welford This book is about a boy called Ethan and his twin sister Tammy. One Christmas Eve, Tammy mysteriously disappears and leaves no evidence of where she has gone. Only her bike remains in the dirt next to the lake. Soon everyone in the small village where she is from is spending their Christmas searching for her. To make her brother feel better, a boy from his school, called Iggy, decides to go fishing with him. But, halfway through, while they are fishing, something very weird happens. It starts with a very low humming noise, and then they start to see a slight dip in the water’s surface. They decide to investigate. They throw rocks at the invisible object, and they bounce off its surface. So, they get into their canoe to get a closer look. When they get close to the object, the canoe capsizes, and they are thrown into the water. While they are swimming to shore, Iggy gets his leg tied up in a fishing line and cuts it. Once they have detangled him and are out of the water, a mysterious alien appears out of nowhere. She…

Our Top 10 Books of 2020
Uncategorised / 30th December 2020

Title: Our Top 10 Books of 2020! Author: Lots of great authors! We tried to put a list together of our top 10 favourite books but, as usual, we couldn’t choose 10. So here are our favourite reads from 2020 (in no particular order as they are all equally fantastic reads!):  Rumblestar by Abi ElphinstoneAlex Rider – Nightshade by Antony Horowitz The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle Super Stan by Elaine WicksonJungledrop by Abi ElphinstoneRocky of the Rovers by Tom PalmerThe Ghost of Gosswater by Lucy StrangeAfter the War by Tom PalmerCrater Lake by Jennifer KillickBrightstorm by Vashti HardyDarkwhispers by Vashti HardyThe Perfect Parent Project by Stewart FosterClifftoppers series by Fleur HitchcockThe Bodyguard series by Chris BradfordThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon We have reviewed all of these greats books, so if you need any help in choosing, have a look at our reviews!  We look forward to reading more from these authors in 2021!  Happy New Year!  The Book Brothers We’ve chosen a few more than 10 as there were too many great books to choose from! 🙂

Jungledrop
Uncategorised / 22nd December 2020

Title: Jungledrop Series: The Unmapped Chronicles Author: Abi Elphinstone The Petty-Squabbles are two of the worst children you can meet. Fibber and Fox are both fighting over who will save the family business. The person who saves the business will inherit all their money whilst the other one is shipped off to Antarctica. Fox believes her brother has a plan to save the business so, in a desperate attempt to save herself she steals his briefcase. Fibber chases Fox until she runs into an antique shop. This is where they meet Casper Tock. Fox hides the briefcase under a really old table and it’s here that she finds what looks like a marble but really, it is a Phoenix Tear. Casper tells them stories of him visiting the Unmapped Kingdoms but they do not believe him, as everyone knows that magic is “madness”. Fox then grabs Fibber’s briefcase and runs to the train station. Without checking, she jumps on the train that is there. Fibber follows her and the train whizzes away. What they don’t realise is that this is no ordinary train! If they had looked closely, they would have seen that the smoke coming out of the train…

Rocky of The Rovers
Uncategorised / 22nd December 2020

Title: Rocky of the Rovers Author: Tom Palmer Rocky Race is a great footballer just like her older brother Roy. This book focuses on her journey through football and her struggles as a female football player. Rocky’s brother Roy is already a professional football player and he plays for Melchester Rovers and has a very important League Cup Final to play at the end of the week. Rocky is very excited and so is most of Melchester, but Rocky has other things to focus on. Recently she has been having panic attacks, she has them when she wakes up and sometimes she can’t leave the house. It has got worse since she went to Ffion’s house to deliver a card to congratulate her for becoming the captain of the Wales U-18 team. Ffion is Roy’s girlfriend and also the captain of Rocky’s football team. While she was there she heard shouting from inside and saw Ffion and her brother Vic arguing with Roy trying to split them up. Vic got angry and punched Roy and pushed Ffion then ran out of the house crying. Rocky was very shocked by this because she looks up to Vic as she sees lots…

The Ghost of Gosswater
Uncategorised / 25th October 2020

Title: The Ghost of Gosswater Author: Lucy Strange Lady Agatha Asquith believes that she is the daughter of the earl and countess of Gosswater. However, when the Earl and Countess both die her evil cousin Clarence reveals to her that she was illegitimate and forces her out of her own home to live with a measly goose farmer. The goose farmer is her real father but they don’t really get on and Agatha is really struggling with the transition from being the rich daughter of the earl and countess of Gosswater to a peasant farmer. At her father’s funeral, she meets a boy called Bryn. Bryn works with the sexton on Skelter Island, which is where all the old earls’ graves are. The sexton believes that the island is haunted and at midnight on New Year’s Eve, a ghost will pass through the crack in time to right the wrongs of their life. Bryn and Agatha agree to return on New Year’s Eve to go ghost hunting. After they go Ghost Hunting, (Agatha sees a ghost) and then Bryn finds out the truth about his new friend. Does this destroy their friendship? Who is the ghost that Agatha sees? Does…