Book review: Boy Queen by George Lester

With the winners of the Cheshire Schools' Book Award 2022 due to be revealed on Wednesday 29th June, ELS library assistant Rosie revels in the colour and joy of George Lester's shortlisted novel Boy Queen. George Lester’s Boy Queen captures the attention right from the first look. Rachel Vale’s eye-catching cover sets the tone for … Continue reading Book review: Boy Queen by George Lester

Book review: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks by Emily Kenny

Following several futile attempts to communicate with her cats, ELS librarian Samantha reviews Emily Kenny's debut novel The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks. Alice Tonks was having the worst day ever. Emily Kenny does not waste a single second in her debut novel The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks, introducing us to Alice, an autistic … Continue reading Book review: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks by Emily Kenny

Book review: Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll

To celebrate World Autism Acceptance Week 2022, ELS library assistant Rosie reviews Elle McNicoll's ground-breaking science fiction novel, Show Us Who You Are. Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll is a sci-fi book set in the near future, suitable for children from about 9 to 14 years. It is a story of friendship … Continue reading Book review: Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021

To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021, we've chosen three of our favourite books recently published by Barrington Stoke. With over twenty years of experience publishing dyslexia-friendly books, Barrington Stoke have a huge list of titles to choose from, including picture books for early readers, illustrated chapter books, magical middle-grade stories, gripping Young Adult novels, and … Continue reading Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021

Author guest post and interview: Joanne O’Connell

We are delighted to welcome our first author, Joanne O'Connell, to the ELS blog. Joanne's debut novel, Beauty and the Bin, is a warm, funny and timely story, exploring food waste, fast fashion, friendship, and very embarrassing parents. Full of quick and practical ideas for greener living, Beauty and the Bin is an inspiring read … Continue reading Author guest post and interview: Joanne O’Connell