March is for M

Hello and welcome to the merry month of March!!

Over here in New Zealand, March heralds the beginning of autumn, a changing of seasons. Most of the schools and universities welcome new entrants now and many of those who visit the library are always after something for their assignments. If you think I will be writing about school stories, you’ve thought wrong!! For me, March is the month of mothers!! Continue reading “March is for M”

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”

The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach

Hi there, this second week’s post is about a different species of animal; more like a group of wild animals. If you thought zoo, then you are right! And it’s a story with some historical inspiration too! If both these have piqued your interest, then sit back and enjoy this post! Continue reading “The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach”

A dog called homeless by Sarah Lean

Hi everyone, welcome to the ‘friendly’ month of February. This week’s post features an award-winning author and the title that launched my interest in her writing. If you are a fan of dog stories and the bonds formed with man’s best friend, then this is definitely the book for you!! Continue reading “A dog called homeless by Sarah Lean”

Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway

Hi all to this last week of January! This week’s post takes us back over to England and we meet a pair of young girls as they embark on a summer friendship with some intriguing twists and turns. If that has piqued your interest, then you better read it and find out for yourself!! Continue reading “Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway”

A collection of summer stories

Hi everyone, I thought I would write an extra post to marvel at the many wonderful summer reads that are out there. With each passing year I found that the summer stories I have read teach me something new and open my eyes to another amazing facet of our humanity. These eight titles listed below show not just what summer feels like to me, but what I enjoy reading when I’m on holiday. I hope you feel the same way!! Continue reading “A collection of summer stories”