The Many Worlds of Albie Bright


The Many Worlds of Albie Bright written by Christopher Edge, cover art┬áby Matt Saunders and published by Nosy Crow was chosen as the Kid Lit Reader’s February book club choice and what a great choice this was.

It tells the story of Albie, who was sadly lost his mother to cancer as soon as we launch into┬áreading the story. He is struggling to come to terms with the situation, he can’t cry, can’t grieve, can’t really seem to accept that she’s gone.

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The Frog Olympics


Been a bit of a slight radio silence on Book Monsters lately. This is what life does, gets in the way, and when life gets in the way of books, well that’s quite unacceptable! So I’m fixing this travesty by catching up on several missed, wonderful book reviews!

First up today is The Frog Olympics written by Brian Moses and illustrated by Amy Husband and published by Wayland Books. Brian Moses is up there as one of my favourite poets and favourite Twitter people. We also have lots of his books in our library, including the fab Dinosaurs Have Feelings series (worth checking out) so the chance to look at his new book was one I jumped at.

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