Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Hi everyone, this week’s post is actually a Newbery Honor medalist!! When I first read it, and promptly completed reading, I thought it would win something and I was right!! Set in the shadows of both World Wars in Pennsylvania, this read takes the reader on an emotional journey and well…why don’t you just read the rest to find out…

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The power of harmony by Jan L. Coates

Hi everyone, welcome to my first post for this new month. In this read I’ll be asking you to delve into the not-so-distant past and travel to a region of this world that I would like to travel to someday: Canada. I had read this title a few years ago but the message it gave out still remains in my heart. Check out the post below if this interests you…

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Let’s be kind this August

Hi everyone, as the title suggests, I want to challenge everyone to be a little bit kinder this month. And how do you wonder does this relate to this month’s blog posts? Well… I’m glad you’re curious about that, why not press the button to 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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Six animal stories to inspire you

Hi everyone, this extra post was inspired by many things. The new books I read to fill this post, the sound of the trees outside, and the various little birds that fly in the skies above. I hope to give you a little bit of inspiration and insight into the amazing natural world we live in with the titles included here and a little bit of my own experience with animals. So, settle yourself down, and let’s get started…

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Mister Cassowary by Samantha Wheeler

Hello there, winter is making her presence known down here in New Zealand!! The few animals you do see out and about only come out for food and go right back home!! A bit like how we were during our lockdown period!! The story for this post is about an Australian bird, a somewhat large one… I don’t intend on meeting up with this creature anytime soon…but if you want to find out…check out my review below!

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Celebrating the works of Gill Lewis

Hi everyone, this first week’s post is not just a book review. I hope to introduce you all to the amazing books written by an illustrious author whose books highlight a particular species of animal under threat around the world. So if you’re an animal lover or protector of the natural world, this is the read for you…

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Celebrate nature this July

Hello everyone, this cold month of July I would like to bring to your attention the plight of our natural world. Yes, it’s cold here in New Zealand!! Winter has arrived bringing rainy days and  cold nights. Yet the beauty I see in my natural surroundings never ceases to amaze me. So let’s get a cup of coffee, sit somewhere comfy and find out what this month’s reads are all about…

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A diverse diary read

Hi everyone, for those who were wondering about how diary fiction fares in contemporary diverse reads, look no further. This lovely title popped into a search just before I hit lockdown and sparked an interest. So, without giving away any spoilers, please delve in to check it out!!

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Six stories of New Zealand’s past to enjoy

Hello all, I hope you enjoyed this week’s review on a period of New Zealand’s recent history. I thought I’d share with you all how I learned about my adopted country’s rich and colourful past. This post is slightly differently laid out and will have a little bit of personal things along with a short review of some of the My New Zealand stories I’ve read. So if you’re a history buff, have a wander down this post…

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