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The 13th Horseman (Afterworlds, #1)
4.03
Fairly derivative (Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witchin particular comes to mind - there's even a Neil Gaiman quote o ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
 
Charmed Life (Chrestomanci, #1)
3.94
Thanks to the joys of the Kindle app, I now have all 7 Chrestomanci books on my tablet to read, including Conrad's Fate and The Pinhoe Egg, both of wh ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Jan 11, 2015
 
Conrad's Fate (Chrestomanci, #5)
4.00
Late Diana Wynne Jones doesn't quite match the glories of her earlier days but it's better than no Diana Wynne Jones at all.

This was quite enjoyable
...more
Feb 05, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
 
Rooftoppers
3.96
I'm struggling to see how any of the other nominees on the Carnegie shortlist can top this. Rooftoppers is one of those books that I wish had been aro ...more
Mar 24, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
 
The Book of Doom (Afterworlds, #2)
4.37
Read for Scottish Children's Book Awards 2013

Very entertaining but I couldn't help making comparisons withEric and Good Omens - that's me reading it w
...more
Sep 06, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
 
Magic Landscapes: A Mary Wesley Omnibus
3.80
This collection of three of Mary Wesley's children's novels was a book in my local library when I was growing up. I read two of the novels maybe once ...more
Mar 10, 2014
Feb 19, 2009
 
Slated (Slated, #1)
4.05
Catching up on some YA reading - this has been very popular in the library over the past year or so.

Pretty enjoyable all round: some nice ideas about
...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
 
Five Children and It (Five Children, #1)
3.85
I really really loved re-reading this. I hadn't quite realised before now how similar The Enchanted Castle is to this earlier book - it's obviously an ...more
Oct 2013
Nov 11, 2008
 
Liar & Spy
3.84
Reminded me a lot of Harriet the Spy, and not just because of the title. Like Rooftoppers, also on the Carnegie shortlist, this has the feel of a futu ...more
Apr 02, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
 
Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1)
3.86
Really really lovely. Warm hearted, sweet and extrememly funny. An unexpected delight.
Nov 2013
Nov 01, 2013
 
Uncle
4.12
This book is the reason I got VERY confused about "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." as a child.
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Nov 29, 2013
 
The Seeing
3.32
Read for Scottish Children's Book Awards 2013
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
 
Bloodtide
3.70
Bloody and intensely compelling. I first read this book when I was 14 and it blew my mind. I don't think I had ever read anything quite so explicitly ...more
Mar 2001
Nov 13, 2008
 
A Greyhound of a Girl
3.57
Read for the Carnegie Medal 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
Picture Perfect (Geek Girl, #3)
4.24
I think there is a slight case of diminishing returns in this series but, och , I can't be mean-spirited about this good hearted book. Harriet is char ...more
Feb 02, 2015
Nov 26, 2013
 
Model Misfit (Geek Girl, #2)
4.20
As endearing, big-hearted and charming as ever - I have so much time for this series.
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 01, 2013
 
A Boy and A Bear in a Boat
3.38
Read for Carnegie Medal 2013.
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
 
Marianne Dreams (The Magic Drawing Pencil, #1)
4.16
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Apr 28, 2014
 
Ballet Shoes (Shoes, #1)
4.04
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Nov 11, 2008
 
A Vicarage Family (Lions)
3.93
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Nov 11, 2008
 
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
4.01
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May 06, 2013
Nov 11, 2008
 
The Railway Children
3.97
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Mar 27, 2014
Nov 11, 2008
 
The Enchanted Castle
3.87
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Sep 15, 2013
Nov 11, 2008
 
The Phoenix and the Carpet (Five Children, #2)
4.05
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Nov 11, 2008
 
The Story of the Treasure Seekers (Bastable Children, #1)
3.93
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Nov 11, 2008
 
The Story of the Amulet (Five Children, #3)
3.98
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Nov 11, 2008
 
The Wouldbegoods (Bastable Children, #2)
3.94
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Nov 11, 2008
 
The Magic World
3.71
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Nov 11, 2008
 
Feeling Sorry for Celia (Ashbury/Brookfield, #1)
3.80
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Nov 11, 2008
 
Finding Cassie Crazy (Ashbury/Brookfield, #2)
3.90
None
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Nov 11, 2008
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