Welcome to December 2021

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Reflecting on this year…

Hi everyone, summer has definitely arrived here in New Zealand. The pohutukawa tree in front of my father’s house has bloomed signaling the beginning of the season. Work is well under way in my library as restrictions ease and the kids are excited for Christmas!! Instead of focusing on a theme for this month I thought I’d give a mixture of festive reads along with some reflective writing on how the year has gone for me!!

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True stories of strong young women

Hi everyone, this last week of November heralds the beginning of summer for us here in Auckland. To end this month featuring mighty girls and strong women I bring you a post on a selection of true stories of inspirational and strong young women. You better get some tissues handy with a comfortable seating position as these might render some strong emotions…

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An unforgettable memoir

Hi everyone, this week I’m reviewing a memoir I read several years ago which still has the power to render me speechless and in tears. This young woman’s story is like no other and has circled our globe over the years since. If you have a rough idea then make sure to have a box of tissues handy…

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Ten tales of mighty girls for your tween

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this week’s post will give you a booklist of ten of my all-time favourite reads featuring a ‘mighty girl’ as the main character. Now, in order for these to make the cut, they had to fulfill a whole range of criteria as I’m quite a picky reviewer of such books. So, if you and your tween were looking for inspiration, funny, magical, or maybe something with adventure stories, why not click the button to find out more!!

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First Women by Kate Anderson Brower

Hi everyone, the weather is getting warmer here in New Zealand as spring slowly turns into summer. My first post for your perusal is a slightly heavy tome I found all about a group of powerful women. I would recommend you get comfortable and maybe take your time in reading this, there are some parts that will require attention…

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Featuring mighty girls and women this November

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Hi everyone, this month I’m taking inspiration from the popular website A Mighty Girl and doing a tribute to strong women and mighty girls. For parents and teachers of strong-minded young tween girls, this month’s posts are for you!! I hope you enjoy the selection of reads below…

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Ghostly reads for your tween

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Booklists for you

Hi friends, does your tween enjoy spooky ghost reads? If the answer is yes, then this is the week for you!! If not, I suggest you move along and look at another cat video online!! Be warned readers, none of my selections are for the faint of heart, and I say this now…well…you’ll have to read on to find out why…

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Life, animated by Ron Suskind

Hi everyone, in this week’s post I will be reviewing an amazing memoir I read some years ago. The poignant and heartwarming take of love and family struck a deep chord within me and I would go on to recommend it to many customers and friends alike. I hope you enjoy my review of this read…

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