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. Ratburger by David Walliams

     

    BRADLEY HEWITT is a member of a Reading Activists group in Kent. Here he shares his views about David Walliams' Ratburger...

  2. Pass it on: January

     

    Some news and views to share with your colleagues...

  3. Book: Eleven Eleven by Paul Dowswell

    Book: Eleven Eleven by Paul Dowswell  

    Paul Dowswell is building up a reputation for his brilliant historical novels. ALLISON JOHNSTON enjoyed this uncompromising First World War offering...

  4. Book: The Flash: Clock King’s Time Bomb

    Book: The Flash: Clock King’s Time Bomb  

    You can't beat a good superhero yarn as LESLEY FINLAY found out...

  5. Book: Secret Of The Shadows by Cathy MacPhail

     

    ASTRID FINLAY delved into the spooky world of Tyler Lawless who has a ghostly mystery to solve in a Cathy MacPhail novel...

  6. Book: In-Depth Acting by Dee Cannon

    Book: In-Depth Acting by Dee Cannon  

    LESLEY FINLAY took some tips from former RADA tutor Dee Cannon in a handy little book from Oberon...

  7. Carnegie Medal: the runners and riders!

    Carnegie Medal: the runners and riders!  

    The winner of the Carnegie Medal is announced on Thursday. Here, our reviewers give their verdict on the nominated authors. It is such a stellar cast - who'd be a judge...?!

  8. Book review: The Considine Curse by Gareth P. Jones

    Book review: The Considine Curse by Gareth P. Jones  

    Young reviewer Aimee Johnston loved this gripping mystery...

  9. Book review: Drawing with Light by Julia Green

    Book review: Drawing with Light by Julia Green  

    JULIA PIRIE loved this modern classic from this much-loved author...

  10. Book review: The Throne of Fire

    Book review: The Throne of Fire  

    Reviewer ANNA DAVIES got stuck into another Rick Riordan tome...