Megamonster by David Walliams | Book Review

On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School with its appalling lessons, revolting dinners and terrifying teachers – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur.
When Larker is sent here, she quickly realises something very odd is going on… something involving Doctor Doktur and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. Ultimately, she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster.
There seems to be no escape – but for Larker, nothing is impossible.

The Secret Life of Debbie G. by Vibha Batra, Kalyani Ganapathy | Book Review

Sixteen-year-old Debbie wanted to mess with the Invincibles (the superbrats) and in doing so her online persona became a sensation. Riding high on the wave of popularity, she began hitting out at everyone, even the Incredibles (the geeks) and the Invisibles (the losers). In a world where the number of likes, comments, shares, DMs and followers determine a teenager's sense of self-worth, how will her newly-acquired celebrity status influence her behaviour and affect her emotional health?

Why is My Hair Curly? by Lakshmi Iyer | Book Review

Ten-year-old Avantika is at a loss when it comes to managing her thick curls but she's not ready to cut them either, as her mother suggests. If only she had smooth straight hair like her amma, appa, and little brother, Avnish. Adopted as a little girl, Avantika wonders if her birth mother had the same curly hair. Maybe she would know how to manage it. A cheery story that explores adoption and genetics and gives young readers the courage to embrace their uniqueness.

Code Name Bananas by David Walliams | Book Review

It is 1940 and Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his day at London Zoo with one animal he loves: Gertrude, the gorilla. But with bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.

Together with his Great-Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot.

Will Eric be able to foil Hitler's plans and keep Gertrude safe at the same time?