Welcome to December 2021

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Reflecting on this year…

Hi everyone, summer has definitely arrived here in New Zealand. The pohutukawa tree in front of my father’s house has bloomed signaling the beginning of the season. Work is well under way in my library as restrictions ease and the kids are excited for Christmas!! Instead of focusing on a theme for this month I thought I’d give a mixture of festive reads along with some reflective writing on how the year has gone for me!!

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True stories of strong young women

Hi everyone, this last week of November heralds the beginning of summer for us here in Auckland. To end this month featuring mighty girls and strong women I bring you a post on a selection of true stories of inspirational and strong young women. You better get some tissues handy with a comfortable seating position as these might render some strong emotions…

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Ten tales of mighty girls for your tween

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this week’s post will give you a booklist of ten of my all-time favourite reads featuring a ‘mighty girl’ as the main character. Now, in order for these to make the cut, they had to fulfill a whole range of criteria as I’m quite a picky reviewer of such books. So, if you and your tween were looking for inspiration, funny, magical, or maybe something with adventure stories, why not click the button to find out more!!

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Featuring mighty girls and women this November

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Hi everyone, this month I’m taking inspiration from the popular website A Mighty Girl and doing a tribute to strong women and mighty girls. For parents and teachers of strong-minded young tween girls, this month’s posts are for you!! I hope you enjoy the selection of reads below…

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Tween series that would make awesome movies

Hi everyone, this week I will be sharing with you a collection of tween titles I’ve enjoyed over the years which I would love to watch as a movie franchise!! There’s a little bit of everything here; adventure, mystery, humour, science fiction, and fantasy!! Are you keen to find out what they are? Then, why don’t you get your tween involved and see if you agree with my selections below!!

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Fathers and daughters explained

Hi everyone, I hope everyone enjoyed my personal post last week. This last week of September will feature a selection of adult memoirs, parenting books, and one of those inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul reads. If you are intrigued by this, go ahead, press the button to find out…

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Tweens of today with their fathers

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this week’s post has for your reading pleasure a booklist of contemporary reads featuring tween girls of today with their fathers. Hope you all find something here that speaks to all lovers of fiction…

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Historical tweens and their fathers

Hi everyone, welcome to my first review post for September celebrating fathers and daughters!! It was a little challenging trying to find appropriate historical reads with this important relationship, but I’d like to think that I managed quite well. If you’re now curious to know what I found, continue by pressing the button below…

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Celebrating fathers this September

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Hi everyone, this September I’m celebrating fathers!! Especially the relationship they have with their daughters!! For all those who celebrate Father’s Day down here in the southern hemisphere, this month is for you!! I hope you enjoy my tribute to you and your father!!

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