Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

Mark Chambers

  • 5 stars across 54 books
Dave Lowe (Author)
Dave Lowe grew up in Dudley in the West Midlands, and now lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. He spends his days writing books, drinking lots of tea, and treading on Lego that his daughters have left lying around. Dave is the author of the successful STINKY AND JINKS: MY HAMSTER series, which follow the adventures of a nine-year-old boy called Ben, and Stinky, Ben's genius pet hamster. (When Dave was younger, he had a pet hamster too. Unlike Stinky, however, Dave's hamster didn't often help him with his homework.) He has also written the DADVENTURE books, winner of the KS1 Teach Primary Award 2018. Find Dave online at @daveloweauthor or

The Boy Fitz Hammond (Illustrator)
Born in York in the late 1970s, The Boy Fitz Hammond now lives in Edinburgh with his wife and their two sons. A freelance illustrator for well over a decade, he loves to draw in a variety of styles, allowing him to work on a range of projects across all media. Find him online at or on Twitter @tbfhDotCom.
23rd July 2020

Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond

Take to the skies in this thrilling new series from author Alex English. (BEWARE: THERE WILL BE PIRATES!)   11 year-old ... MoreSky Pirates: Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond

(29 reviews) Review
25th May 2023

Very First Questions and Answers: What is mud?

Mud is so much more than squelchy brown stuff. It's why our food grows, why our forests stand tall, why our water and ai... MoreVery First Questions and Answers: What is mud?

(27 reviews) Review
1st September 2015

Jack And the Beanstalk

The classic English fairytale, specially rewritten for young children and brought to life with stunning illustrations. J... MoreJack And the Beanstalk

(12 reviews) Review
1st November 2012

Noisy Bottoms

Foxes do it… rabbits do it… Even Daddy Bear does it! Little children won’t be able to resist pressing the buttons to mak... MoreNoisy Bottoms

(7 reviews) Review
6th April 2017

Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet

This spick and span crew of pirates have had enough of Pete's pongy feet! So he's been ordered to walk the plank. But ... MorePirate Pete and His Smelly Feet

(7 reviews) Review
1st August 2012

My Hamster is a Genius

'My mum had a long history of unusual punishments . . . And now, thanks to the sticky-taping incident, she announced th... MoreMy Hamster is a Genius

(6 reviews) Review
5th August 2021

Sky Pirates: The Dragon's Gold

Embark on another swashbuckling SKY PIRATES adventure in The Dragon's Gold, perfect for 8+ explorers and fans of Abi Elp... MoreSky Pirates: The Dragon's Gold

(5 reviews) Review
7th September 2017

Jake Bakes a Monster Cake

Jake is baking a birthday cake for his best friend Sam. But his sweet treat turns monstrous when his friends help out:... MoreJake Bakes a Monster Cake

(4 reviews) Review
6th August 2012

Pigeon Poo

In a perfect town with tidy streets, And flawless lawns with shiny seats, A pigeon swooped and looped the loop, And left... MorePigeon Poo

(3 reviews) Review
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