Category Archives: Short Novels

Alien and the Pants of Doom by Jimmy Mars

  Much to my surprise this has been an enjoyable read. If you have children who enjoy reading about the noises the human body can use, then this might be the book for them. Forget about looking at life from an … Continue reading

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Moon Pie by Simon Mason

Several 21st century issues experienced by some young children run through this novel. The rights of the child, parent and grandparents are brought into conflict as a young family come to terms with the aftermath of the death of a … Continue reading

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Disgusting Dave and the Flesh-Eating Maggots by Jim Eldridge

Much to my amazement I really enjoyed reading about Disgusting Dave’s antics as he gets himself in and out of a number of scrapes. Disgusting Dave loves learning about the gory side of nature and he is busy watching a … Continue reading

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Tree Soup by Joel Stewart

Stanley Wells has persuaded his parents to let him sleep in the old caravan in the garden; this allows him to escape from the mayhem created by the twins and the fate of his family when they mysteriously turn into … Continue reading

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Elizabeth I by Meg Harper

Political intrigue rules the life of Elizabeth I. With this book you get a clear sense of how Elizabeth I might have behaved to stay alive, and, what she had to do to maintain control over her own destiny and … Continue reading

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Spike and Alienson by Malaika Rose Stanley illustrated by Sarah Horne

An alien story with a twist. I usually avoid reading books about aliens but I’m glad that I read this one because, it make me laugh and it also made my husband laugh when I retold the story to him. … Continue reading

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RATS! by Pat Hutchins

Ever wanted a pet so desperately that you schemed and plotted to get your parents to agree to you having one. If yes you will empathise with the main character of this story, Sam. Sam is determined to have a pet rat and buys … Continue reading

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