It ain’t so awful, falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Hi everyone, welcome to the first review post for this merry month of March. As far as covers go I hope you agree with me that this children’s book cover sits up there as a bit of a quirky one. The story itself is one that takes the reader by surprise. Are you ready for it?? Well, what are you waiting for, go ahead…

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47 degrees by Justin D’Ath

Hi everyone, this week’s post takes the reader to another extreme of the temperature scale and tells a tale of survival from a forest fire. The young heroine in this story finds herself and her family in a dangerous situation and well… you’ll have to read on to find out…

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Into the hurricane by Neil Connelly

Hi everyone, this week’s post, as the title suggests, tells the tale of how two teenagers survive a hurricane. This is a book that covers quite a number of dark themes and I would suggest parents and teachers read it first before allowing your teenager. Despite this tiny disclaimer, this is one of those stories that will keep you well awake into the early hours of the morning…

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Survival is the key for February

Hi everyone, here we are heralding the second month of a new year already. I hope all of you over in the northern half of the world haven’t been too cold and are holding up. Down here in New Zealand, if we didn’t have hot, dry days, then it was bucketing down with humid downpours!! This month I decided to select a theme for the review posts and as you can see above, I selected the broad and vast, “survival.”

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If only by Adele Broadbent

Hi everyone, this week’s post is a read intended for teenagers; specifically those from New Zealand. However, if you have a tween or teen reader who’s interested in conservation and the welfare of marine animals, then this is a perfect read for them. Why not see if it’s a contender for their TBR lists…

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Circa now by Amber McRee Turner

Hi everyone, this week’s post is a review of a quirky and moving book I found some time ago. The edition I read had a different cover but the story still lingers in my memories. I hope you enjoy this read and getting to know young Circa and her family…

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My New Year’s resolutions

Hello everybody and welcome to the first post for 2021!! As you can see above in my title, I intend to give you a peek into my resolutions for the year. Those who know me personally, will know that I’m terrible when it comes to keeping these and need constant motivation and gentle nudging in the right direction. Just in case I do need some extra guidance, you will find them listed below… 

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Welcome to 2021

image of open book upon a wooden shelf or ledge. brownish pages splayed open.

Hi everyone, welcome to 2021!! I hope the holidays treated you and your family well! My family and I managed to spend some quality time exploring our little corner of the world and spent a somewhat quiet New Year! This year I have decided to give my blog a bit of a change in style. Instead of just book reviews I intend on adding a few extra personal touches here and there. To find out more, press the button below…

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This is what a librarian looks like by Kyle Cassidy

Hello everyone, welcome to the very last post for 2020!! I bring you summer tidings from New Zealand and a huge sigh of relief for the end of what felt like an extremely long year!! This extra post for this week showcases an amazing adult non-fiction read I found that was all about librarians, actual real life ones!! Have a read of this post and see if you know anyone in this read!!

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Librarians from history

Hi all, I hope I haven’t been boring anyone with all things to do with libraries!! This last week I wanted to showcase the amazing people who as librarians have been pioneers in the world of literacy and reading. I know there are many amazing and famous librarians throughout history who have achieved so much, but the post that follows is about two exceptional librarians and their life stories!! I hope you enjoy them!!

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