Four more autism tales for you

Hi everyone, hope you enjoyed Scarlet Ibis as much as I did. Ever since reading it I have been avidly looking for other reads about autistic kids. I have had the experience of meeting a few in my time but didn’t get a proper chance to get to know them. These reads feature a main character who has autism and details their adventures!! Hope you enjoy reading these books!!

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An eclectic mix of reads

Hi and welcome to August!! The last twelve months that have passed has been nothing short of amazing!! In launching this blog, I made connections with bloggers around the globe and opened up dialogue with a few peers on the importance of reading for those tween-aged children.

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We are made of molecules by Susin Nielsen

Hi everyone, this last post for July tells a tale of step siblings, and it is a teen novel. I picked it up, just like I did the last one, because something about the cover spoke to me. So, without giving too much away, if you are the kind of person who likes high school dramas along with a bit of a family story mixed in, then this should be the book you turn to next.

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A few extra teen reads

Hello all to this extra post!! If you enjoyed When Dimple met Rishi as I did I hope you enjoy this small selection of similar teen stories I found lurking on the shelves. There seem to be more diverse stories for teens out there now, and these few tell of young Indian girls and boys who are growing up in these modern times.

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When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Hello everyone, this week’s post is a delightful teen story I found about a young Indian teenage girl called Dimple and a boy called Rishi. One of the main reasons I enjoyed this book was because it reminded me of those Bollywood movies I used to watch in my youth filled with a colourful cast of characters, hilarious scenes of romance, while telling a story of identity. Hope you enjoy it too!!

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Indian reads this June

Hello everyone, June begins here in New Zealand with a chilly blast through the front doors of the library I work in. Yes, winter has arrived!! My theme for this month however has nothing to do with the weather; I’m just fascinated by it!! For my posts this month I wanted to give a friendly salute to the culture of India and introduce the trending diverse stories that seem to be crowding into children’s literature.

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Margot & me by Juno Dawson

Hi everyone, March is days away from ending! It’s so crazy how quickly time flies these days!! Which brings me to this last title, a teen read to end the month, about a teenage daughter and her relationship with her mother and grandmother. We have two generations of daughters in this book, filled with layers upon layers. I hope it sparks the same emotions in you as it did for me. Continue reading “Margot & me by Juno Dawson”