Book Review

Ink Pellet’s book review section covers an eclectic selection of new fiction, teachers’ guides, audio books and classics.

Many of our reviews are written by teachers, so we have an expert eye on how texts will work in the classroom. We hope to create a useful archive of reviews so that you can use this as a reference.

If you would like to join our panel of reviewers, please join in or email the editor john@inkpellet.co.uk.

We hope the section inspires you to share new fiction with your pupils or to revisit old favorites yourself.

  1. Book review: The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket

    Book review: The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket  

    A look at John Boyne's quirky tale for boys and girls alike...

  2. Divided City by Theresa Breslin adapted by Martin Travers

    Divided City by Theresa Breslin adapted by Martin Travers  

    Published by Methuen Drama Theresa Breslin’s acclaimed novel was adapted for the stage by Martin Travers, and his script is now available as part of Methuen Drama’s useful series which includes handy teaching activities for English and drama teachers. Divided City tells the story of how two young lads – one a fan of rangers, […]

  3. A Year without Autumn Liz Kessler

     

    Reviewer Julia Pirie enjoys Liz Kessler's first standalone book for older children...

  4. A Riot of our Own, Night and Day with The Clash

    A Riot of our Own, Night and Day with The Clash  

    Johnny Green and Garry Barker's classic book on The Clash gets the audiobook treatment...

  5. The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper

    The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper  

    Pamela McFarland enjoys another historical helping from Mary Hooper...

  6. Slang: The People’s Poetry by Michael Adams

    Slang: The People’s Poetry by Michael Adams  

    Allison Johnston enjoys a foray into the world of yoof-speak...

  7. The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men (/Women) 2

    The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men (/Women) 2  

    LESLEY FINLAY enjoys delving into this new collection from Oberon Books...

  8. Hello Kitty Dictionary

    Hello Kitty Dictionary  

    Lesley Finlay took a deep breath and opened the covers of this pink as pink reference book...

  9. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

    Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon  

    Allison Johnston reviews a revival of a 19th century popular novel....

  10. The Oxford Book of Parodies Edited by John Gross

    The Oxford Book of Parodies Edited by John Gross  

    PETER KING reviews a handy little tome...