All rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

Hi everyone, welcome to this first week’s review post for June!! The tween title I’ve got lined up for you this week is one I read some time ago that packed a punch and a half!! Fans of Auggie Pullman from Wonder will find a kindred spirit in our protagonist, Perry T. Cook. Are you ready to meet him??

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Let’s mix it up this June

Hi everyone, winter is making itself at home here in Auckland and it gets colder each day!! Instead of a themed month, I’ll be giving you all a mixed bag of titles this month. What kind of titles you ask? Well, you’re going to have to check below to find out more…

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Whole Notes – Life Lessons Through Music by Eddie Ayres

Hi everyone, the month of May is not far from ending. Winter has settled in here in Auckland as I wrap up in several layers to get to work. This week’s post is a book review of an engaging musical memoir written by an amazing author and musician. I found this book when I was stuck for ideas for this week’s post and the blurb spoke to me in such a way that I HAD to sit and read it. The verdict, well, why don’t you press the button and find out…

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Music explained for tweens

Hi everyone, as this week’s title suggests, you will get some technical and historical background to music in the post below. I’ve hand-picked for you a selection of books that can give you a guide to introduction to music and its main players…

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Time to groove with some musical tween reads

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, are you in the mood for some musical tween reads? Well, today’s post will give you a booklist of specially curated tween reads just for you music lovers out there!! So, if you want to find out what they are, you know what to do next…

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This librarian and music in her life

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Hi everyone, welcome to this week’s personal post. I’ll be taking you on a journey, a musical one, where you will get to learn of the different types of music that came into my life and how. It might take a while as this trip down memory lane will take you over the last three decades of my life, and across cultures… so… it might be best to get your snacks and get settled…

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She loves you by Ann Hood

Hi everyone, this first post is a review of a book I found quite recently. Now, even though I was born in the 1970’s, I did grow up hearing music from the previous two decades or so. So when I found this awesome story featuring the music from the sensational Beatles I was intrigued. If you feel the same way, why not press below to find out about this read…

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Let’s jam to some musical reads this May!

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Hi everyone, it’s May and winter has officially arrived in Auckland!! It’s not as cold as I expected in this new house but I need several layers for work. May is Music Month for us at the Auckland Libraries and I thought I should extend the celebrations to my blog with some musical themed tween reads for you. What’s that, you’re not a fan of music…no worries, you can stop scrolling and let the actual fans press the button below…

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

Hi friends, here is my last post for April. Winter is not too far along now here in Auckland. I hope you enjoyed last week’s personal post about my life in Zambia during my childhood. This last post is a review about a book I had heard about but didn’t read until recently. This biographical junior read is about an actual young African teenager who was inspired to do more for his family and community. 

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My childhood years in Zambia

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My personal work

Hello friends, this post will be dedicated to my childhood years growing up in Zambia. I know I’ve mentioned these years quite a few times in my personal posts before, but in this one I will describe them in a bit more detail for those who need a bit more. Are you ready?

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