Category: Children’s Books

Phillip Pullman Northern Lights Book cover. Red banner reads: Bergs book club. Berg, the teddy, rides the golden compass

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman | Berg’s Book Club

Hi everyone, and welcome to Berg’s Book Club. Today, I am joined by a friend, Alex, who did the same undergraduate course as me. Alex has agreed to do a guest blog for Little Sea Bear on the first book of one of my favourite trilogies. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Book cover for the book Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson. Two girls reading a book and hold a set of keys each.

Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson: Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: SecretsBook Author: Jacqueline WilsonDate Published: May 2003Publisher: Corgi Genre: Children’s Fiction, RealismStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction Hello, and welcome to Berg’s Book Club—the only book club that has a polar bear assistant! With university on Christmas Break, I have decided to use some of my time by reading. Oh, how I have missed being able […]

Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson| Berg’s Book Club

Jacqueline Wilson is known, and sometimes criticised, for writing books about children in hardship. Her book, Lola Rose is no different. It touches upon the violence and unexpected situations that some young children have to deal with on a daily basis and the fear, behaviour issues and confusion that this can cause children. Jayni and Kenny are no different, confused and hurt by her dad and lost by her mother’s ill fortune, Jayni and Kenny don’t know what to do. 

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl | Berg’s Book Club

Cogheart is a children’s steampunk novel by Peter Bunzl. It follows the adventures of Lily Hartman and her friend Robert, the clockmaker’s son as they flee from danger and search for answers about Lily’s father’s disappearance. It’s a light read, probably perfect for a child around the age of ten as it has a lot of universal issues, such as death, that are dealt with in a way that a ten-year-old…

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: The Colour of Magic Book Author: Terry Pratchett Book Series: Discworld Series Number: Book #1/41 Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi, children’s First Published: December 1983 Star Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I had two reasons for reading The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. The first is the Pop-sugar challenge reading prompt: A Book set on […]

Ballet Shoes | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Ballet ShoesAuthor: Noel StreatfeildSeries Name: ShoesBook No.: #1Genre: Children’s LiteraturePublished: 1936Publisher: puffinStar Rating: ★★★★  Introduction Welcome to another edition of Berg’s Book Club where you join Berg the Polar Bear and myself as I review my recent reads. This week, it is Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. Some of you may remember that I am attempting to […]

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: What Katy DidAuthor: Susan CoolidgeSeries Name: What Katy DidBook No.: Book 1Genre: Children’s LitPublished: 1872Publisher: Penguin ClassicsStar Rating: ★★ Introduction What Katy did was Written by Sudan Coolidge in 1872. It is about a little girl, Katy Carr. She is clumsy, impatient and short-tempered. One day, when she loses her temper, she purposely disobeys her Aunt Izzy […]

“Eragon” by Christopher Paolini Book Review | The Sunday Review

A review of the first book, Eragon, in the dragon fantasy series “the inheritance cycle”. Post originally published on It’s Me Lizzie

Fearless by Tim Lott | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: FearlessAuthor: Tim LottGenre: Children’s Lit, Dystopian, RealismPublished: June 2007Publisher:Star Rating: ★★★★★ Introduction Welcome to Berg’s Book Club! Berg is my polar bear friend who assists me in my book reviews. This week, we are reviewing Fearless by Tim Lott. Fearless by Tim Lott Book Review It’s not often I give a […]

Roald Dahl: James & the Giant Peach |Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: James and the Giant PeachAuthor: Roald DahlGenre: Children’s Fiction, FantasyPublished: 1961Star Rating: ★★★★ Introduction I was going to review The Book Thief this week and it’s still on my list but reading is slow at the moment. You know, uni and stuff.   So I have decided to review some shorter […]

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