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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Getting near to baby by Audrey Couloumbis

Hi everyone, this first week’s review post is a poignant and engaging read. I won’t be telling you much about this, except that this particular title has earned the author the Newbery Honor Medal and a few others!! So if you are someone who seeks powerful stories in their award-winners, then this is the one for you!!

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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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Extra teen reads for you

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed’s gorgeous novel highlighted earlier this week. It was only after reading this book did I realise how fascinating and diverse this style of collaborative work was!! This post will feature a few other such works for your enjoyment!!

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A teen read with a twist

Hi everyone, I hope this month hasn’t flown too fast for you all!! Down here in New Zealand we’re entering the colder side of winter now. In case you’re wondering, no, the characters in the book reviewed this week didn’t have to endure a winter, mostly because they’re from the US where it would be summer anyway!! So, if you like summer and teens…and hoping it’s a beach-themed fun read…well… I can’t guarantee much, but it will surely get you thinking!!

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Living with intent by Mallika Chopra

Hi everyone, this next read is one I came upon quite by chance. I was going through a phase of reading self-help books when this title popped up. The one thing that struck me was the author’s name…well…for those who know the name Deepak Chopra…this is an amazing book written by his daughter!!

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Loot: how to steal a fortune by Jude Watson

Hi everyone, this first post will reveal an intriguing mystery read that you will find very hard to put down!! If you or your tween enjoy mysteries with thieves and adventure and expensive….oops…almost revealed the whole story !! You’ll have to press the button to find out!!

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Welcome to May 2021

Hi everyone, this merry month of May I will be treating you to a mixed selection of titles in my posts. The reason I’ve done this is not because I’ve run out of ideas, but I’m working on some future themes for the coming year, and planning on working on some of my resolutions!! So, if you’re interested, read on…

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Six reasons why your tween should read graphic novels

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Bookish advice

Hi everyone, this week’s post will be delving into my six reasons why I think your tween should read graphic novels!! Yes, I, Miss Mahee, endorse the reading of graphic novels for all ages, young and old, whether they be a child, tween, teen, or even adult!! To find out exactly what my reasons are press the button below. Even if you are someone who’s not sure…it won’t hurt to just have a read…

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Four Points series by Hope Larson

Hi everyone, this week’s review post is about a pair of graphic novels I found about adventure in the high seas and pirates. Yes, you read right, pirates!! Now, if you thought this would be a typical read suited for boys….well…why don’t you just read on and find out….

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