I love you, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Hi everyone, this week’s post will take you on a trip to the past. Not too far back, just to those days when the Space Race was all everyone could talk about. So, if you like stories about the controversial 60’s, delve into this delightful epistolary read…

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Five Fascinating Epistolary Reads for Tweens

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, welcome to July’s first post. In order to showcase the different titles I’ve read, I thought a booklist would be the best way to set it out. So, get ready for some interesting epistolary novels for kids to enjoy!!

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Welcome to a July filled with letters

Hi everyone, welcome to the cold month of July. Winter is making herself heard loud and clear in my part of the world. As my title suggests, this month I’ll be exploring the world of letter-writing and featuring books written as letters. If you are someone who has had the joyful experience of receiving and sending letters, then this month’s reviews and posts are for you!!

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A few extra teen reads on grief and loss

Hi everyone, this extra post this week will give you another couple of teen reads on the loss of a loved one. I found these titles by accident to be honest, and I realised only after I’d read them the powerful message they both conveyed. I hope you can find these exceptionally written stories.

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My thoughts on grief and loss

Hi everyone, this week’s post will be a personal story from chapters in my life where I have had to deal with grief, loss, and learn to live again. I hope you read this with an open mind as I don’t think of myself as someone who’s had to struggle much but has enough life experience to have learned this lesson quite young.

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Be light like a bird by Monika Schroder

Hi everyone, this week’s post takes us to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where we meet a young girl and her mother. To be honest, even though the loss of her father is strong here, this story has a bit of everything your typical middle-grader might go through. Have a read, see if you and tween like it…

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This June we talk about grief and loss

Hi everyone, winter is here in New Zealand, and my little patch of Auckland is feeling the cold  quite well. This month I will be featuring titles that talk about loss and grief, because it’s part of life. I hope the titles I’ve selected can help any parents and teachers approach the subject with their younger readers.

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