• Tag: Usborne book series

  • Chips, Beans and Limousines – Book recommendation


    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


  • Martin Luther King – Book Recommendation


    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. A thoughtful introduction to the extraordinary life of Martin Luther King for young readers, written by Rob Lloyd Jones. Part of the Usborne Young Reading Series 3, for fully confident readers.


    image: usborne.com

    Martin wanted to become a minister to free the black people. He graduated at Boston University in 1951. Then he gets married to Coretta and have four children. When he got back to his home country, he started a boycott. It worked, so the black people were free to do whatever they wanted, like the white people. Sadly Martin was shot.

    The characters are Martin, Coretta and E. D. I really like the characters. They made me feel happy and proud of his efforts. I really liked the book. My favourite part was when Martin gave his last speech because it was made me feel like I was there. There was no funny bit; the scary bit was when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

    I learned not to judge people by their colour. 

    I recommend this book if you want to learn about what happened back then in South America. 


    by Andrew (11 years old) 

    You can easily order and purchase Usborne Books in Greece, from www.kidzbooks.gr .

    Till next time…

    Peppi Orfanogianni