The Thames and Tide Club: The Secret City

Katya Balen, illustrated by Rachael Dean

From Carnegie winner Katya Balen comes the most delightful, fishy, book for younger readers. What’s more, it’s the first in a new series!

Clem and her friends, Ash and Zara, are members of the Thames and Tide Club. They like nothing better than mudlarking and sometimes strike lucky as they hunt for treasure. One day though Clem finds something very strange, something that causes chaos on land and which leads Clem and her friends on an underwater adventure.

We think that younger readers will adore the new characters, the setting of a well known landmark and the fishy word play in this new series. Oh and there’s a map! Squidmageddon book number 2 is out soon and we cannot wait!

Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books (160 pages)

Reviewed by Rachel Bolton