The Emergency Zoo by Miriam Halahmy

Hi everyone, this final week of February features a tween read with more than one animal as the main lead character. I must confess, I think I prefer stories about zoos, wildlife parks and menageries than single pets. With stories like these you get a broad range of characters, both human and animal. So, if you enjoy historical fiction with some strong characters, both animal and human, have a read of this post. Continue reading “The Emergency Zoo by Miriam Halahmy”

Star in the storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Hey there, the location of this next book is definitely a place to visit, especially if you’re sweltering in the New Zealand heat! This particular book is set in Newfoundland at the turn of the twentieth century and features a rather large and imposing figure of a dog. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!! Continue reading “Star in the storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow”

Astrotwins by Mark Kelly

Welcome to this first book review of the new year!! In keeping with the theme of summer through this month, this first choice of mine is not one book, but two! And it’s about a pair of twins who have the wildest summer adventure you could ever imagine!! So strap yourselves in for a wild ride of a read as this summer takes off!! Continue reading “Astrotwins by Mark Kelly”

Anzac reads for history fans

Hello everyone, here is an extra little post for any historical fiction fans out there. As a tribute to the country I call home, I thought to end this month featuring some more Anzac titles. The selection of titles in this post are written by both popular Australian and New Zealand children’s authors. Continue reading “Anzac reads for history fans”

Valentine Joe by Rebecca Stevens

Hi all, this last week’s choice was an easy one for me as it was the first one I thought of when I came up with my theme. Although it starts off in modern day, our young protagonist ends up in the middle of a battlefield in World War One in Belgium. Yup, if you guessed this was a time-slip novel then you are right. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!! Continue reading “Valentine Joe by Rebecca Stevens”

Ellie’s War series by Emily Sharratt

Hello all, this week I will feature a lovely series of books I found in our library. The main character this time is a young girl who lived in the English countryside and how the Great War affected her life and those around her. I hope you enjoy these – make sure you keep yourself well stocked with tissues for these books! Continue reading “Ellie’s War series by Emily Sharratt”