Book Reviews


All our reviews of books (both Blyton and otherwise) in one place.
Blyton Books
The Adventure Series reviewed by Fiona
An Introduction to the Series
The Island of Adventure
The Castle of Adventure
The Valley of Adventure
The Sea of Adventure
The Mountain of Adventure
The Ship of Adventure
The Circus of Adventure
The River of Adventure
The Adventure Series Reviewed by Stef
My First Impressions
The Island of Adventure
The Castle of Adventure
Valley of Adventure 
The Sea of Adventure
The Mountain of Adventure Part 1
The Mountain of Adventure Part 2
The Ship of Adventure
The Circus of Adventure
The River of Adventure
Amelia Jane Reviews by Fiona
Naughty Amelia Jane!
Amelia Jane Again! part one
Amelia Jane Again! part two
More About Amelia Jane! Part one
More About Amelia Jane! part two
The Amelia Jane Bumper Book
Audiobooks of the Famous Five by Fiona
Five Go to Smuggler’s Top
Five Get Into a Fix
Five Go off to Camp by
Five Go to Billycock Hill
Five on a Hike Together
Five on Finniston Farm
Five Go to Demon’s Rocks
Five on a Treasure Island
Five Go to Mystery Moor
Five Go Down to the Sea
Short Story Collection part one
Short Story Collection part two
Five Get Into Trouble
Five Fall Into Adventure
Five Go Adventuring Again
Five Have a Mystery to Solve
Five on a Treasure Island – unabridged
Audiobooks of Malory Towers by Stef
First Term at Malory Towers
The Second Form at Malory Towers
Third Year at Malory Towers
Upper Fourth at Malory Towers
In the Fifth at Malory Towers
Last Term at Malory Towers
Audiobooks of Miscellaneous Titles
Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories by Stef 
Barney Mystery Reviews by Fiona
The Rockingdown Mystery
The Ring O’ Bells Mystery
The Rilloby Fair Mystery
The Rubadub Mystery
The Rat-a-Tat Mystery
The Ragamuffin Mystery
Children of Cherry Tree Farm Reviews by Aaron
Part One and Part Two
Chris’ Three Favourite Adventure Series Books
The Castle of Adventure
The Mountain of Adventure
Valley of Adventure
Chris’ Three Favourite Famous Five Books
Five Go Adventuring Again
Five Go Down to the Sea
Five on Finniston Farm
Collin’s Colour Camera Books by Fiona 
Humpty Dumpty and Belinda
Father Christmas and Belinda
Corinna’s Pick’n’Mix Reflections on the Famous Five
Five Go Off to Camp
Five Go to Mystery Moor
Five Go to Billycock Hill
Five Go to Smuggler’s Top
Five on Kirrin Island Again
Famous Five Annuals 
2014 part one and part two
2015 part one and part two
2016 part one and part two
Famous Five Series Synopsis by Fiona
Who are the Famous Five?
Books 1-3
Books 4-6
Books 7-9
Books 10-12
Books 13-15
Books 16-18
Books 19-21
The Short Stories part 1
The Short Stories part 2
Faraway Tree Series Reviews by Laura
The Enchanted Wood
The Magic Faraway Tree
The Folk of the Faraway Tree
The Five Find-Outers Reviews by Stef
The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat
The Mystery of the Secret Room
The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters
Malory Towers Reviews by Stef
First Term
Second Form
Third Year
Upper Fourth
In the Fifth
Last Term 
Noddy by Fiona
Hurrah for Little Noddy
Noddy Gets Into Trouble
Noddy and His Car
You Funny Little Noddy
Noddy and the Bumpy Dog
Noddy goes to Sea
Do Look Out Noddy!
Noddy Goes to Toyland
Here Comes Noddy Again
Well Done Noddy!
Noddy Goes to School
Noddy at the Seaside
Noddy and the Magic Rubber
Be Brave, Little Noddy
Noddy Has an Adventure
You’re a Good Friend, Noddy!
Noddy and the Bunkey
Noddy Goes to the Fair
Mr Plod and Little Noddy
Noddy and the Tootles
Noddy and the Aeroplane
Noddy and Tessie Bear
Cheer Up Little Noddy
Noddy Meets Father Christmas
Poppy’s Books of the Month
November: The Secret Island
December: Five Go Adventuring Again
January: First Term at Malory Towers
February: The Folk of the Faraway Tree
March: Mr Galliano’s Circus
April: The Mystery of the Missing Necklace
May: Merry Mister Meddle
June: House-at-the-Corner
Secret Seven at McDonald’s by Su
The Secret of Old Mill
Hurry Secret Seven, Hurry & The Humbug Adventure
Adventure on the Way Home
An afternoon with the Secret Seven & Where are the Secret Seven?
Secret Seven Reviews by Ben
The Secret Seven
Secret Seven Adventure
Well Done Secret Seven
Secret Seven on the Trail
Go Ahead Secret Seven
Good Work Secret Seven
Secret Seven Win Through
Three Cheers Secret Seven
St Clare’s Reviews by Stef
The Twins at St Clare’s by Stef
The O’Sullivan Twins
Summer Term at St Clare’s
Second Form at St Clare’s
Claudine at St Clare’s
Fifth Formers of St Clare’s
Stand Alone Reviews
A Collection of Thoughts: Five Run Away Together by Stef
The Adventure Series – My First Impressions by Stef
The Adventures of the Wishing Chair by Laura
The Adventurous Four by Chris
The Adventurous Four by Laura  
The Adventurous Four by Poppy
Birds of Our Gardens by Stef
Boody the Great Goblin and Other Stories by Stef
The Book of Brownies by Laura
The Boy Next Door by Corinna
The Children at Happy House by Poppy
The Christmas Book by Fiona
Come to the Circus! by Corinna
Comparing Hollow Tree House and The Secret Island by Fiona
Enid Blyton En Francais! by Ellie
Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories by Fiona
Enid Blyton’s The Enchanted Village by Stef
The Famous Five Diary by Stef
The First Christmas by Stef
Five Go Adventuring Again by Poppy
The Land of Far-Beyond, reviewed by Chris
The Magic of the Faraway Tree by Corinna
The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat by Poppy
The Queen Elizabeth Family by Stef
Real Fairies by Fiona
Round the Year with Enid Blyton: Autumn Book
The Secret of Moon Castle by Chris
Smuggler Ben by Stef
The Treasure Hunters by Fred
The Wishing Chair Again by Laura
Other Authors
The Adventures of George and Timmy (Sue Welford) by Stef
Part 1
Part 2: Timmy The Fearless Puppy
Part 3: A Curious Treasure
Part 4: A Footprint in the Sand
Biography Reviews by Fiona
Tell Me About Enid Blyton by Gillian Baverstock
Gillian Baverstock Remembers Enid Blyton
If You Like Blyton
Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens reviewed by Fiona
The Mystery of the Whistling Caves  by Helen Moss reviewed By Stef
Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John reviewed by Stef
Dead Man’s Cove reviewed by Fiona
Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes reviewed by Stef
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley reviewed by Fiona
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens reviewed by Stef
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens reviewed by Fiona
Mystery at Witchend by Malcolm Saville reviewed by Stef
The Secret of Dead Man’s Cove reviewed by Chris
Famous Five for Grown-ups
Five Go Gluten Free by Stef
Five on Brexit Island by Stef
Five Go on a Strategy Away  day by Fiona
Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice a (very/quite critical ) review by Fiona
Part One: Adventure Stories
Part Two: School Stories
Part Three: Toys and Enchantment
Miscellanious
So You Think You Know Enid Blyton’s Famous Five? by Fiona
Pea’s Book of Holidays by Susie Day reviewed by Fiona
The Famous Five Adventure Game book 2 as played by Fiona

Updated 15/02/17

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