E. Woollard

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (66 of 72)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 394,123 - Total Helpful Votes: 66 of 72
The Most Explosive Science Book in the Universe...&hellip by Lisa Burke
A fantastic book for any child even vaguely interested in science (and a great way of encouraging interest among those that aren't), this book is informative, entertaining and written in bite-sized chunks so that even the most easily distracted reader won't be put off. Although it seems to be intended for older children, my five year-old has had his nose stuck in it ever since we borrowed it from the library, and has now demanded that we buy it. Highly recommended.
The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant, 6 Sep 2012
The wonderful, heart-warming tale of a girl who battles to put on a theatrical performance against all the odds, 'The Secret Hen House Theatre' deserves to be given a place in the Pantheon of classics I read as a child. With its cast of believable characters and its refusal to come to a saccharine conclusion (the obvious happily-ever-after ending is eschewed in favour of something much more nuanced), it is a book that deserves to be read again and again. My ten year-old daughter devoured it in one sitting, and I only ever put it down reluctantly. While the book is set in the present day, Helen Peters manages to capture a timeless quality which puts it firmly up there with the masters of… Read more
Mental (ACHUKAbooks) by Sherry Ashworth
Mental (ACHUKAbooks) by Sherry Ashworth
4.0 out of 5 stars Teen-lit, but good, 26 Feb 2012
That the word 'mental' has entered the lexicon as a word of abuse is testament to the fact that books like this one still need to be written. 'Political correctness', it would seem, has done much to change the terminology surrounding mental illness, but less to change the attitudes.
Sherry Ashworth's fast-paced page-turner of a book follows the fortunes of Luke, a young man with psychosis, his sister Kate and her on-again-off-again boyfriend Jamie. With enough twists, turns and relationship issues to keep any teenager occupied, it weaves deftly through its subject matter to create a compelling account of how a family (and friends) deal with a young man's psychiatric problems. The books… Read more

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