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: Hard Times by Charles Dickens

    Book: Hard Times by Charles Dickens  

    Lesley Finlay enjoys another look at Hard Times and marvels at the skill of the Dickens's storytelling...

  2. Book: Dancing About Architecture by Phil Beadle

    Book: Dancing About Architecture by Phil Beadle  

    Teacher Phil Beadle shares his uncompromising and innovative thoughts on creative teaching. Lesley Finlay enjoyed the ride...

  3. Book: An Act of Love by Alan Gibbons

    Book: An Act of Love by Alan Gibbons  

    Author Alan Gibbons is unafraid of tackling tough subjects as Ink Pellet reviewer Julia Pirie found out...

  4. Book: Diary of an Unteenager by Pete Johnson

    Book: Diary of an Unteenager by Pete Johnson  

    Ink Pellet reviewer Edna Hobbs urges you to discover author Pete Johnson;s work through this entertaining novel...

  5. A Day in the Life: Tracy-Ann Oberman

    A Day in the Life: Tracy-Ann Oberman  

    Writer and actress Tracy-Ann Oberman shares a typical day in her most untypical life...

  6. Pericles – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

    Pericles – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre  

    LESLEY FINLAY gives her take on Natalie Abrahami's production of Pericles...

  7. Secret Gardens

    Secret Gardens  

    JULIA PIRIE discovers a useful little gem...

  8. George’s Marvellous Medicine

    George’s Marvellous Medicine  

    PETER KING gives his verdict on a dramatic version of the Roald Dahl great...

  9. The London Eye Mystery

    The London Eye Mystery  

    LESLEY FINLAY discovers a modern classic...

  10. Help! How To Become Slightly Happier and Get A Bit More Done

    Help! How To Become Slightly Happier and Get A Bit More Done  

    Edna Hobbs starts the school year with good intentions...