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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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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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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