It ain’t so awful, falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Hi everyone, welcome to the first review post for this merry month of March. As far as covers go I hope you agree with me that this children’s book cover sits up there as a bit of a quirky one. The story itself is one that takes the reader by surprise. Are you ready for it?? Well, what are you waiting for, go ahead…

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Book covers for March

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Why you should judge a book by it’s cover

Hi everybody, this month has a ‘bookish’ theme to it. I aim to delve into the topic of book covers. I know, it doesn’t sound quite ‘literary’ to hardcore bibliophiles, but I’m sure you wonder if my choice of reads are dependent on their covers. You might be right, or…maybe you should read ahead to find out my reasoning…

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47 degrees by Justin D’Ath

Hi everyone, this week’s post takes the reader to another extreme of the temperature scale and tells a tale of survival from a forest fire. The young heroine in this story finds herself and her family in a dangerous situation and well… you’ll have to read on to find out…

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Raven’s mountain by Wendy Orr

Hi everyone, this first week’s post is about a young girl and her ordeal atop a high mountain. You’d be amazed but I’ve never been higher than the Sky tower in Auckland, so reading this gave me quite an experience. If you are an experienced climber or someone who enjoys the great outdoors, then this is the perfect read for you. If not, then make this the book to start you off today. Well…what are you waiting for…go ahead…press the button

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Survival is the key for February

Hi everyone, here we are heralding the second month of a new year already. I hope all of you over in the northern half of the world haven’t been too cold and are holding up. Down here in New Zealand, if we didn’t have hot, dry days, then it was bucketing down with humid downpours!! This month I decided to select a theme for the review posts and as you can see above, I selected the broad and vast, “survival.”

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Circa now by Amber McRee Turner

Hi everyone, this week’s post is a review of a quirky and moving book I found some time ago. The edition I read had a different cover but the story still lingers in my memories. I hope you enjoy this read and getting to know young Circa and her family…

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Welcome to 2021

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Hi everyone, welcome to 2021!! I hope the holidays treated you and your family well! My family and I managed to spend some quality time exploring our little corner of the world and spent a somewhat quiet New Year! This year I have decided to give my blog a bit of a change in style. Instead of just book reviews I intend on adding a few extra personal touches here and there. To find out more, press the button below…

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Librarians from history

Hi all, I hope I haven’t been boring anyone with all things to do with libraries!! This last week I wanted to showcase the amazing people who as librarians have been pioneers in the world of literacy and reading. I know there are many amazing and famous librarians throughout history who have achieved so much, but the post that follows is about two exceptional librarians and their life stories!! I hope you enjoy them!!

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A trio of libraries

Hi everyone, I hope last week’s post was able to start an honest conversation with your young adult or tween on their choices of reads. This week’s post celebrates libraries of all sizes and shapes, and the young readers who enjoy all that a library offers them. I hope some of my readers find a version of themselves in the pages of these books as I did!!

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The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander

Hi everyone, this week I’ll be taking you on a journey into a fantasy-filled world like no other!! When I found this adorable read I found myself getting trapped in a wonderland so beautiful it made my heart leap. Yes, you could say the book covers had the perfect hook…the image of a curious young girl and the word ‘library’…what more could this librarian ask for? To find out more, press the button below.

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