A whole new country for tweens

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this third week’s booklist post features a selection of seven titles where the tween heroes have to adjust to a brand new country of all things. Can you imagine it?? I mean, you’re hitting puberty and your parents have decided to move you across the world!! Well… if you can’t imagine it then press the button below to find out what our young characters in these reads experienced…

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Adult reads vs Adapted Younger Reads

Hi everyone, I hope this month of February is treating you better than me. Having to endure some health issues over the last month or so has left me a bit behind in preparing my posts. So, please forgive me if the next few posts seem to have less body to them. In saying that, this week I’ll be discussing the advantages of reading adaptations of adult books more suitable for younger readers.

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Books vs movies: Miss Mahee’s top ten

Yes, you read correctly. This week’s post will feature my top ten best books turned into movies. I won’t be delving too deep into my reasons because I’m sure by now you all know that I prefer to read rather than watch movies of literary works. So reader, are you ready to venture below and find out the contenders for this list?

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A week of fantasy stories and siblings…

Hi everyone, I don’t know about you but fantasy stories always build so many expectations for me. How many of you have seen the movie Labyrinth with a teenage Jennifer Connelly and effervescent David Bowie? I know this movie has its own following for the music, costumes, Escher-style set etc, but what gripped me was the fear the sister faced in losing her baby brother!! So I thought why not see if there were similar fantasy/adventure stories out there. I hope you enjoy the titles I found!!

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My favourite contemporary sister-brother stories!

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Booklists for you

Hello and welcome to 2022!! My first proper post is a book list with a few of my favourite sibling reads featuring an older sister and younger brother. These books will hopefully transport you to the lives of some very special characters. I hope you and your tween enjoy the selection I have set out for you below. Enjoy your reading!!

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My holiday reads over Christmas

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Hi everyone, I hope your Christmas was a happy one!! Mine was filled with food, family, and so much sunshine!! Mind you, I am working through this year, so I won’t be having any sleep-ins until mid-January when I do take a short break. You’re probably wondering what exactly my post is about on this last week of the year. Well, I thought I’d share with you the genre of adult books I prefer to read over the Christmas season.

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My favourite tween Christmas stories

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this week’s booklist post will give you my favourite Christmas stories for tweens!! These are titles that I have enjoyed from my younger years through to my years as a librarian. So why not put aside your decorating for a few minutes and have a read of this list and see if you have similar tastes…

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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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