Lyla by Fleur Beale

Hello all, this week’s post features a book about more recent events that had a significant impact on New Zealand’s landscape, both physical and social, specifically the Christchurch earthquake of 2011. Reading it was like going back in time eight years ago to that evening when I saw the devastation on my TV screen but from a personal perspective. Have a read of this title if this description has intrigued you. Continue reading “Lyla by Fleur Beale”

Harbour Bridge by Philippa Werry

Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying these New Zealand reads so far. This next post is a historical read based around the construction period one of New Zealand’s iconic structures; the Auckland Harbour Bridge, written by one of New Zealand’s most inspirational children’s authors. Continue reading “Harbour Bridge by Philippa Werry”

Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent

Hi everyone, this week’s post is quite an intriguing one of family, history, and most importantly; it’s one of the first time-slip stories I’d read by a New Zealand children’s author! If this short snippet of a description has raised interest, see if you enjoy this one and let me know!! Continue reading “Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent”

Speed of light by Joy Cowley

Hi and welcome to this first post for May!! I thought I’d start with one of New Zealand’s famous children’s authors, Joy Cowley. This book that I have reviewed here is one she had published a few years ago about a Kiwi family. I won’t be giving you too much detail about this book as I would like you to read it for yourself first. Hope this appeals to you!! Continue reading “Speed of light by Joy Cowley”

A few extra reads

Hello everyone, I hope you aren’t too upset over the last post. The loss of a mother at any age can be traumatic and unbearably sad. I had read Margot & me after I read quite a few books on losing a mother to an illness of some kind, and in each one, the young daughter’s emotions and experiences are similar. I hope you like these few I found on this theme. Be prepared with tissues! Continue reading “A few extra reads”

Margot & me by Juno Dawson

Hi everyone, March is days away from ending! It’s so crazy how quickly time flies these days!! Which brings me to this last title, a teen read to end the month, about a teenage daughter and her relationship with her mother and grandmother. We have two generations of daughters in this book, filled with layers upon layers. I hope it sparks the same emotions in you as it did for me. Continue reading “Margot & me by Juno Dawson”