Tag: Children’s Book Review

Adelina recommends you read Strangers at the Stables.


Published by Usborne (2014) – a new edition of the exciting adventure stories set in SANDY LANE STABLES, perfect for pony lovers.

Sandy Lane Stables has to be closed down because Nick and his wife have to go to America; her father is ill. Rosie, a stable girl, is left in charge of the Sandy Lane Stables, all the regular riders promise to help, and everyone is confident that life at the stables will run smoothly. But disaster strikes when a mysterious couple arrives, supposedly sent to help, Rosie’s suspicions are just the beginning.

In my opinion this book had no funny parts, but a scary one, that Sandy Lane has to be closed down. This book was fun to read because of a lot of interesting words and you could picture it in your mind. It teaches you to actually take care of others and not only of ourselves. 

Adelina (age 11)

This book can be purchased from http://www.kidzbooks.gr, Amazon and so many other sites!

It’s worth a read, especially if you are into horses!

Till next time…

Peppi Orfanogianni


Chips, Beans and Limousines is the first book of three funny, diary-style books from the point of view of a girls named Bathsheba Clarice de Trop. Written by Leila Rasheed and published by Usborne, in 2008.


A girl called Bathsheba Clarice de Trop lives with her mum. She has never met her father. One day she returns from school and finds her mother with a strange man. After a lot of discussions, she realises that this man is her father. Bathsheba starts spending time with him and gets to know him better and finally loves him. Bathsheba, Mum, Dad, the cleaner and Bathsheba’s friends were my favourite characters in the book because they were funny.

I have to say this book was a real page turner!


I liked this book so much. My favourite part was when Bathsheba found her father because it was very touching. The were only funny bits. I learned that we should never come to fast conclusions like Bathsheba did.

I recommend this book because it will touch your heart. It’s about the importance of love for your family.

by Katerina (age 11) 

Want this book? Order it now form the Usborne representative www.kidzbooks.gr, if you are in Greece!

Till next time…

Peppi Orfanogianni


This 140th blog post is dedicated to an all time classic children’s author, C.S.Lewis. This book has no age and is still as exciting to read as it was when it was first published; highly recommended by young readers.


The Magician’s Nephew, the first book of the fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, was first published in  1955. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you want to encounter more of the wonders of Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.



Digory and Polly were tricked by Uncle Andrew and sent to another world. In this land there are pools that can take you to other worlds. They went into one and found an evil sorceress who followed them back to Earth, trying to enslave them. She made Uncle Andrew into her slave. The children managed to get rid of her by sending her to a new world called Narnia, created by a lion called Aslan. In Narnia anything is possible.

I really liked the book.


The main characters are: Digory, Polly, Uncle Andrew, Jadis, Aslan and Auntry Letty. I liked all the characters except Jadis and Uncle Andrew who made me feel angry.

My favourite part was when Aslan the lion created because in the book the words that the writer used made me feel happy. There was one funny bit when the bear threw honey in Uncle Andrew’s face and then said that he does not look happy but that he would enjoy it.

I recommend this book, especially if you want to know how Narnia was created. 

by Andrew (age 11)

Till next time…

Peppi Orfanogianni

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