Three Book Review for Age 3-13 Year Olds

I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. by Emma Perry BLOG   Friday 7th February 2020

A special Three Book Excellent Book Recommendation that cover the Age Range 3-13+ years

I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. by Emma Perry (Author), Sharon Davey (Illustrator)

Hardcover:            32 pages

Age Range:          3-6 years

Publisher:              David Fickling Books;


Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mabel. A girl who didn’t like books. She used them for all sorts of things, from juggling to sledging, but she NEVER looked at the stories inside. Until the books decided they had had ENOUGH!

Mabel can’t be bothered with books. They’re fine for juggling, standing on to reach high shelves, and even bumpety-bumping down the stairs. But the stories inside? No, thank you! Until one day, the books decide they’ve had ENOUGH. They’ll show her!

Mabel is plunged between the pages of the books she’s ignored, meeting a whole host of characters who will change everything for her, forever…

A gorgeously warm picture book, celebrating the boundless potential of stories to inspire and delight. Sharon Davey’s superb illustrations add warmth, life – and over 1,000 books! – to Emma

Perry’s charming storytelling.



Billy’s Brain Booster Juice by Becci Murray (Author)

Paperback: 184 pages

Age Range: 8 – 12 years

Publisher: Llama House Children’s Books


When ten-year-old Billy discovers a recipe for Brain Booster Juice hidden in a corner of the school playground, he boosts his brain to the size of Venus and turns into a mastermind overnight. But being a super-genius is not quite so super as he thinks.

Featuring some fantastically gruesome characters, Billy’s Brain Booster Juice sees a struggling schoolboy go from playground-punchbag to government top-dog, in this hilarious chapter book from British children’s author Becci Murray.


“A wonderful, insightful, poignant, funny, uplifting and easy read. By ‘easy’, I mean the words jump effortlessly off the page, trickle into your subconscious and make the pages turn one after the other. I would strongly recommend.” – HJ Woodward

“A breath of fresh air! I really enjoyed reading this with my nephew. It’s hard to find books that appeal to boys and girls as so many seem to include fairies, unicorns and ballet dancers or football.” – Rosemary Hart”

What a great book to get kids reading! Fast paced and laugh out loud funny. We look forward to the next one.” – Mrs Debbie Dry

“A rip-roaring tale! It was exciting to read and full of interesting twists and turns. Billy is a likeable character who is kind to his fellow pupils, although he suffers bullying and mockery, with his only friends being the worms in the garden. As he discovers his amazing brain booster juice the story races on with many lively and vivid characters entering the fray.” – Choco Cat

“A very funny, clever, well-crafted book. It was a delightful philosophical journey full of honesty, morality and truth. It really made me laugh out loud, and at times its poignancy was profoundly moving.” – Diane Cantrell

“A laugh-out-loud story, even for adults. My 8-year-old daughter loved this book. It’s her new favourite. She couldn’t stop laughing!” – Rob Edmondson



Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson (Author)

Paperback:            260 pages

Age Range:          13+ readers, YA readers

Publisher:              David Fickling Books


When it comes to flying under the radar, Ro Snow is the expert. No friends. No boys. No parties. And strictly NO VISITORS. It may be lonely but at least this way the truth remains where it should – hidden. Then Tanvi Shah, the girl who almost died, comes tumbling back into her life and Ro finds herself losing control of her carefully constructed lies. Because if Ro’s walls come crumbling down, who’s going to take care of Bonnie… Bonnie. Never Mum or Mummy or Mother. Just Bonnie.


“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” – Barack Obama


Happiness is…BOOKS… always, always and forever


Q:   What word is spelt wrong in every dictionary?     A:   The word ‘wrong’


Love is…feeling rich when you haven’t a dime




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