Zane and the hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

Hi everyone, this first review post features one of the worst natural disasters to hit North America in these modern times: Hurricane Katrina. If you like me were curious as to why it was claimed as ‘the worst’ this book will be able to give you some of the answers…

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Six extra stories on kindness

banner shaoed image. middle large image of five children in silhouette holding hands with orange sun behind them. top three images parts of book covers. top left part of roof and Because of You in white. top middle kids walking with dog in woods. top right blue sky and mockingbird in black. bottom left part of image of girl with arms outstretched. bottom middle white writing Stella by Starlight dark blue starry sky. bottom right bowl with orange goldfish and The Fourteenth Goldfish cramped under it.

Hi everyone, this extra post includes six titles that I really enjoyed reading. A few have even awards for their story and writing. For me, the young protagonists here embody all that falls under the umbrella of kindness and compassion. Without sounding too preachy…I would encourage you and your tween to check out the post below and start talking about what kindness means to you…

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The Saturday Boy by David Fleming

Hello there friends!! I hope April is treating you well and everyone had a good Easter weekend!! We down here in New Zealand have had some rain fall in the past few weeks!! Autumn is here in full force now and winter should be upon us soon!! My next review has nothing to do with the weather, but if you continue on you will find a lovely story of a young boy growing up with a parent working in the armed forces…

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Tuckernuck Books by Emily Fairlie

Hello all, here is October’s last post. This week we meet up with a pair of friends who have to explore their school in search of a fabled treasure by following a set of cryptic clues. If you enjoy treasure-hunting books like these, well, you are in for a treat with the two books reviewed in this post!!

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Stealing our way home by Cecilia Galante

Hi there, today’s post features a contemporary story of a pair of siblings facing some troubled times. It’s books like these that keep me grateful for what I do have and opens my heart out to young people who are actually living lives similar to these. Despite the struggles of these characters, their story is one liked reading, armed with a box of tissues!! If you think you’re brave enough, then dear followers, please read on…

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