New kid by Jerry Craft

Hello everyone, I hope this new month is treating everyone well. Down here in New Zealand, the clocks have changed and our days are slightly longer. Summer is around the corner!! This next read is an inspirational graphic novel about a young African American boy and his adventures in a new school. If you remember your first day in a new one, then you, like me will surely relate with him. Have a read and find out…

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The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Hi there, this last blog post is quite a story. I must confess, I had picked this up countless times but just didn’t have time before, but when it caught my attention on an online list, I decided to give it a go. And let me tell you now, it didn’t disappoint me!! I found myself captivated, mesmerised, fascinated, moved….you get the idea!! Anyway, if you haven’t read it yet I hope my review of it below will!! 

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One dog and his boy by Eva Ibbotson

Hi there,  So today I continue with another ‘tween’ read that I enjoyed very much. I read this a few years ago and since I fell in love with Eva Ibbotson’s writing, went back and read all of her older novels too. This particular title spoke to me as it represented not just a friendship; but one between a young boy and his special friend!! Hope you like it!! 

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