Best Children’s Books for September


Sean Fay Wolfe’s “The Quest for Justice”,
Elementia Chronicles, Book 1 — Alex Callaghan

The Quest for JusticeAuthor: Sean Fay Wolfestars
Reviewed by: Alex Callaghan
Date: March 2016


This is based on Minecraft, with a twist. A long time ago Elementa was a good sever and all was well until the economy subsided and the city was split. Now two new players can change it all.

Main Characters

Stan is a brave and thought full leader

Charlie is smart but also a good friend

Kat is fierce and power full girl

Dz is skilled and always ready to go


Sean was sixteen when he wrote his first book and there are more to come!


For 8-12 year olds, but most age groups will enjoy this adventure story.




Best Children’s Books for March


Shane Hegarty’s Darkmouth — Hugh

9780007545773“Darkmouth” by Shane Hegarty, HarperCollins, 2015


A magical mythical book about legendary beasts attacking a defenceless village with people desiccating the beasts with an evil mastermind controlling a huge fleet of beasts two worlds
each fighting for freedom and peace

I would recommend this book for people who are interested in magical beasts and awesome guns

on a scale of ten i would rate this 8 out of 10. for most people its a nerve racking book the approximate age is 8 to 12 .

By Hugh Laracy McCrystal, 9 years

(Thanks Anna for giving me this book to review)


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We carry books
for reluctant or dyslexic readers

We carry Barrington Stoke books for reluctant or dyslexic readers. These books are commissioned, edited and designed to break down the barriers from dyslexia and visual stress to simple reluctance.

The books range from picture books to younger readers to chapter books:

All I Said Was by Michael MorpurgoWolfman by Michael RosenThe Wickford Doom by Chris Priestley

Barrington Stoke books are edited and designed to minimise some of the obstacles that can stop struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers really getting hooked by a book. The books don’t patronise and since they’re by the best authors in the business there’s no stigma attached to being seen reading them.

Barrington Stoke uses the following to make the books accessible:

  • Short word lengths so readers can enjoy the achievement of finishing a book
  • Lots of chapter breaks so readers can take a rest
  • Special edit processes, with trialling by children of the correct reading age
  • Cream paper which minimises glare
  • Our own dyslexia-friendly font
  • Special line, character and paragraph spacing
  • Lots of illustration in lower reading-age titles to help with understanding.

Come and find talk to us about our range.


Best Books for November

Children’s Best reads

Lion in Paris – Beatrice Alemagna
Once Upon an Alphabet – Oliver Jeffers
Boats – Catherine Foreman
Z is for Moose – Kelly Bingham
Elizabeth Queen of the Seas – Lynne Cox
New Zealand Treasury of Poetry – Edited by Paula Green
52-Storey TreeHouse – Andy Griffiths
Awful Auntie – David Walliams
Book of Hat – Harriet Rowland
Speed of Light – Joy Cowley