This week the kids have taken over! Here’s what Team B’s children have been reading…

Lightfall: The Dark Times by Tim Probert

I’ve been looking forward to reading Lightfall 3 for a long time! It’s my favourite so far. The characters are cool, especially Cadwallader who is a goody and the Tikarri who are the big bird bad guys with blue eyes.

The pictures are great, I liked the big picture of the massive elephant with the whole city on its back. It’s a really imaginative book, and it’s quite serious, different to other books I’ve read. I’d love to live in the world of Lightfall. – Elliot

Juniper Mae by Sarah Soh

This series is about a girl called Juniper who builds inventions.

She has a friend called Albie who is tama-tama – that is a frog with a turtle’s shell! With their city in danger, Juniper and Albie go on a quest to find an ancient artifact of the Guardian Knight. It is a great read for fans of Hilda and Max and Chaffy. – Martha

The Fire Cats of London by Anna Fargher

This is a breath-taking book about two cats during the Great Fire of London who are snatched from the forest by hunters looking to sell them for their whiskers and blood to be used in medicine.

They need to survive the dangers of the human world and fight for freedom. I loved this book because there was plenty of drama and suspense as well as interesting bonds between the characters. – Jessica

The Moomins and the Great Flood by Tove Jansson

We have been reading bits of The Moomins and the Great Flood every night. Arthur is enjoying this classic immensely, a meandering tale about Moominmamma and Moomintroll’s search for the missing Moominpappa and how they found their way to the Moominvalley. 

When asked what his favourite part was, he said: “The big snake is long in water”. – Arthur (via Amy)

Looshkin: Honk If You See It by Jamie Smart

This is the third book in the series and it is crazier than ever!

It is about Looshkin, the maddest cat in the world, in the maddest week ever. His friends – Frogburt, Bear, Danger Sausage, Mr Buns and loads more – cause him chaos wherever they go. It is hilarious! – Wilbur

Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick

Dread Wood is about a group of classmates who find themselves in an afterschool detention, but little do they know, things are about to get scary. Evil scientists, underground beasts, haunted houses and so much more.

It is a fantastic book full of amazing cliff -hangers and plot twists as it builds suspense. I loved it – it uses funny slang phrases and is a great laugh as well as being spooky. It is the first book in a series of other creepy encounters that this group of friends will face. – Aidan

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

In the winter of 1953, a young Johnny Smith falls on ice and suffers a minor head injury. Ever since, he has had sporadic but vague visions of the future.

One day, 17 years later, he has a vision of the winning numbers in a game at a fair, he tries them out and ends up winning over 500 dollars. His girlfriend, Sarah is unnerved by this seemingly impossible victory and insists they go home. Four years later, they haven’t spoken to each other since the fair and Johnny’s psychic abilities have become scarily accurate and much more frequent. Johnny begins predicting dark fates for increasing numbers of people, becoming a national phenomenon.

But Johnny’s own life is crumbling to pieces and his fear of a psychopath newly rising to power keeps growing. A gripping book with a new twist almost every page. – Leah