engaging, touching, funny and intriguing. Stuart Horten is our main character who embarks on a strange adventure, a quest to find his great - uncles's long lost workshop full of wonderful things to do with magic. Delightful little book for younger readers but will also captivate older readers too. Shortlisted for the CILIP 2012 Carnegie Medal.
A bit of non-fiction for a change, and a great opportunity to talk about our favourite Roald Dahl books. We enjoyed finding out the real life story of one of our favourite writers. Fantastic Mr Dahl - Michael Rosen; | Foyles Bookstore
I missed the discussion for this one; a lighter (literally: it's about a boy who floats!) tale from the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket - John Boyne; Oliver Jeffers; | Foyles Bookstore
This will be our September book: a classic tale of knights and quests. It's quite long so will make a good summer read (no book club in August) The Letter for the King - Tonke Dragt; Tonke Dragt; Laura Watkinson; Tonke Dragt; | Foyles Bookstore
Before Harry Potter, there was Charmed Life. Some loved this, some didn't manage to finish and found it a little dated and slow. I still stand by it as a wonderful classic and one of my childhood favourites! Charmed Life - Diana Wynne Jones; | Foyles Bookstore
A magical book about storytelling and the importance of taking time to do the fun and little things in life. Some struggled to get through - it maybe doesn't have the narrative drive of more contemporary fiction. Some of us were lucky enough to see the mesmerising theatre production by Filament at Greenwich Theatre. Momo - Michael Ende; J.Maxwell Brownjohn; | Foyles Bookstore
We read the book, and then we went to see the play! This was the National Theatre's Christmas production last year (2013). A classic, and a translation, this was a challenging read for some, but we all liked the idea of a group of friends working together to stop the baddie ... Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kastner; | Foyles Bookstore