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It's no Harry Potter but it's still a fun read

Advantages: Is a clever story that children will enjoy but also mean learn a little from
Disadvantages: The plot lacks excitement in places, probably fine if your 8 to 13

Some of the best stories in recent years have been aimed at children. Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, The boy in the striped pyjamas by John Boyne and let us not forget the Potter boy. Now adult writer John Grisham has branched out into writing sto ...

sbw80 29.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Theodore Boone: The Abduction - John Grisham

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A sequel for Grisham's teen role model

Advantages: Easy to read, well written, suits the target audience
Disadvantages: Lacks the depth and detail of an adult novel

...John Grisham has delighted his readers for a number of years, and has recently explored a slightly different avenue, that of writing for a younger audience. This is the second Theodore Boone book, and like the first, it heavily focuses on Grisham's area o ...

pmcds 18.05.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Theodore Boone: The Abduction - John Grisham

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Learn your A, B, C's - Read at Home First Dictionary

Advantages: A simple well laid out first dictionary.
Disadvantages: RRP

I received this book as part of a pack of reading books I recently purchased from The Book People for £9.99 and I have to say I am very impressed by the simple layout of this book as it makes it so easy and appealing for young children to use. The cover ...

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Review of Read At Home First Dictionary - Oxford University Press

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The Rhyming Rabbit.

Advantages: Engaging story plus distraction of glitter!
Disadvantages: Confusing dialogue with two main characters at the end.

...This is a current favourite in our house. The Rhyming Rabbit is a 2011 release and one of a growing number of 'glitter' books from Julia Donaldson (author of The Gruffalo, amongst many others). It's a large square book with 32 pages, each one of them be ...

kojak123 09.03.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Rhyming Rabbit - Julia Donaldson

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Interweaves, twists and turns - tests faith, loyalty and trust.

Advantages: Fast Paced, easy to read and get lost in.
Disadvantages: Don;'t think too hard as plot is a little weak in places - it is fiction after all!

...New York Times best seller Becca Fitzpatrick is based in Colarado, USA and gives her interests as buying shoes and eating ice cream. Her first novel Hush Hush won her, the acclaimed best seller title and Silence is the third in a series of four the secon ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 29.03.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Silence - Becca Fitzpatrick

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