Art and mystery with Deron Hicks

Hi everyone, this week’s post is celebrating a trio of reads by author Deron Hicks. The series is called ‘A Lost Art Mystery’ and features the works of some of the masters. Well, friends, if you have heard of this series then I guess it won’t be a surprise, but if you are an art lover and enjoy a good mystery, then why not press the button below to find out more…

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Let’s enjoy some art this October!

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Hi everyone, welcome to October and the changes it brings. Down here in New Zealand, the kids have a two-week school holiday starting now and the weather has calmed down. Spring has settled down and summer is not too far along. My choice for this month’s theme is Art, and all that art means to me. So, why not press the button below to find out more…

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Migration tales with teens

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, I hope September is treating you well. Here in New Zealand the cold weather and rains are finally slowing down as spring peeks around the corner. This last week’s post is the last booklist for this month with a selection of reads featuring teenagers as they move across regions in the world. When you’re ready, press the button below…

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My own immigration story

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Hi friends, this week’s post is my family’s own immigration story. I know I’ve mentioned some parts of our story before, but this post will give you an in-depth account of our move across the globe to the bottom of the world!! Why not grab yourself something to drink and settle in for a read then?

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True Migrant Stories for Tween Readers

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, the post this week is another booklist featuring a short-ish list of titles. My selection for you this week are four tales based on true events that happened to either the author directly or an ancestor of the author. So, if you have been waiting for such a list, then what are you waiting for…press the button below…

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A selection of contemporary tween migrant reads

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this first week will feature a booklist post of contemporary migrant reads that I have enjoyed over the last few years. The main characters in these reads are a group of strong, courageous, and diverse young people who deserve to have their names highlighted here!! So, if you want to find out who they are, press the button below and enjoy reading this post…

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Let’s talk about migrating this September

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Hi everyone, this September the theme will focus on the theme of migrating. When I say ‘migrating’, I’m not actually meaning the movements of animals, but rather the movement of people across the globe over the course of time. This theme is one I have been contemplating featuring for a while, so I hope you enjoy the selections of reads I have for you this month…

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My Favourite “Last” Lines

Hi everyone, I hope this month has been treating you well. It’s been a bit busy at work with many events and changes. This week is a personal post that is a little bit out of the ordinary. I had planned some time ago to share my favourite quotes but I realised there are many blogs out there with such content, so I decided to share my top seven ‘last’ quotes instead. For a bit more of an explanation click the button below… 

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Gift ideas for your bookworm friends and family

Hi everyone, it’s getting to that time again. You know, when you start counting the days until Christmas comes round again. And following your countdown so do any ideas for gifts. This week’s post is an advice post on the types of gifts the bookworm in your life would like based on the ones I’ve received… so, why don’t you go ahead and press the button to the inner sanctum of bookish gift giving…

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