Reviews

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“Knitbone Pepper is a fab spooky read, one of our top picks” Mumsnet Books

“If there is anyone who has not yet read Claire Barker’s wonderful Knitbone Pepper books, then I would strongly suggest that you stop what you’re doing and do so now. There is no doubt that one day these books will be looked on as classics.”

Bookseller Bob Stone 

“Funny, wonderfully imaginative and beautifully illustrated the Knitbone Pepper books are highly recommended…an irresistible series.” Charlotte Heathcote, The Daily Express 

“Get lost in the warm, wonderful and whimsical world of Knitbone Pepper… Lancashire Evening Post

“The skill, charm and animal instinct to rival Dick King-Smith…great class reading material, a great bedtime book and an all round winner’ Click here to read a review by Sally Nienaber, the founder of Sunshine Books  

“Claire Barker’s Knitbone Pepper books are charming: gentle stories about a ghostly band of dearly departed pets living in a crumbling stately home, they are funny, lively and genuinely touching…..the perfect understanding of that special bond between pet and owner make this very special, heaven in a book for young animal fans.”LoveReading4Kids

 Ten books in which enchanted places shimmer beyond the reach of news, homework, bullying and the disheartening day-to-day” Imogen Russell-Williams,  Books For Keeps

“Perfect for enjoying as a great read aloud with a class, this is also a book that could be used for inspiring writing. Can’t wait for the next one!” Click here to read a review by Sue Wilsher, School Librarian

“This is such a great story and is truly irresistible you can’t help but get caught up in the world of the Pepper family” Click here to read BookloverJo’s review

“This is a delightful story of friendship, family and madcap happenings told with humour and kindness.” Andrea Rayner, Books For Keeps

“The inhabitants of Starcross Hall are all really quite unusual….hilarious!…Claire Barker’s characters are warm and full of life”  Kerra Dagley, school librarian, The Reading Zone

“What an endearingly mad romp, elegantly and hilariously illustrated by the talented Mr Collins and oh so beautifully produced by the good people at Usborne. A triumph!” Debi Gliori, children’s author and illustrator.

“Full of hilarity, warmth and undefeated love” Click here  to  see Imogen Russell William’s full review for Middle Grade Strikes Back

“Welcome back to Starcross Hall… the funny, friendly home for animal ghosts! …A brilliantly conceived and warm-hearted series” Click here to read Pam Norfolk’s review in the Lancashire Evening Post

“It’s mad, I loved it!” Watch author Kathryn Evans YouTube video here

“A) I love it. B) I can’t imagine anyone not loving it.” Victoria Eveleigh,  children’s author. Click here to see Victoria’s full review.

“Fab book” Gill Lewis, children’s author

“Marvellous! So wish I still had someone small to read it aloud to as language is lush.” Joanna Nadin,  children’s author

“It was the writing and the adorable (I will try not to repeat ‘adorable’ too often in this review but seriously this book is just too adorable) narration that hooked me.” Click here to visit Luna’s Little Library

“A charming and sensitive story for animal lovers…a great gift for Christmas and Birthdays.”  BOOK OF THE WEEK Zoe James Williams for The South Wales Evening Post. Click here to read more

“Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog is amazing and fabulously funny….this is a five star book” Click here to read a review by Lily Stringfellow (aged 10)

“This book is about a dog that turns into a ghost. I found this book to be extraordinarily awesome because its tells about the interesting journey of the dog.The book was sad in the beginning and had a happy ending. I think that children up to the age of 10 years should read it.” Sahib, Buckingham Palace Class Blog

“This book is funny and easy to read. I love the illustrations. I can’t wait for the second book!”  Click  here to read a review by Daniel (aged 8) 

“A really brilliant little book for the younger confident reader….a fun filled story.” Click here to read a review by Margaret Pemberton, school libraries adviser and retired children’s librarian.