Mystery series for avid fans

Hi everybody, this week’s post will feature more than one young detective. Yes, you read right, I have a team of sleuths at your fingertips, ready to solve all sorts of crimes!! You have a pair of British crime solving twins, the tenacious daughter of New York City’s police commissioner, a too-smart…oops…I’ve given away half the post!! Well… if you’ve read this far you might as well press the button and find out what they’ve all been doing!!

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Travis Delaney Investigates series by Kevin Brooks

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying this adventure into the world of mystery reads!! This week’s post is about a young boy detective and the crazy adventures he finds himself in. If you enjoy reading stories in more than one installment, look no further, and delve into these books!!

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A few quirky mysteries for you

Welcome to March!! This month is all about mysteries and crime solving, no matter how small or big!! The young sleuths and detectives featured this month have a knack for finding themselves in odd predicaments with a trail of clues leading to one huge mystery waiting to be unravelled. So dive straight into this post and see if you can guess what happened before our young heroes!!

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Mystery reads this March

Hi everyone, March has arrived!! The seasons are shifting here in New Zealand and you can feel a slight chill in the evenings. Autumn is on it’s way. This month my reviews will feature some contemporary mystery reads for your pleasure. Sounds like what your tween needs? Then read on…

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Four diverse fantasy series to enjoy

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed my previous list of titles. This next post is also in the form of a list for your perusal. The titles this week all have some element of fantasy mixed in with adventure. Mythology, folklore and legends all combine in a delectable treat here for you!

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Celebrating diversity this February

Hello everyone, let’s herald February together with a resounding welcome to diversity!! In this new era with growing diversity in our communities, it’s only right that our young readers are able to see themselves portrayed in the books that they read. My focus this month is on titles with young boys and girls from diverse ethnicities. Adventure reads, school stories, historical stories and even the odd fantasy tale awaits to delight you this month!!

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The Matilda Saga by Jackie French

Welcome everyone to this last week of November!! This post features, as promised, a whole saga of stories. Jackie French is hands down one of my favourite authors to date. I discovered her books by chance a few years ago and fell in love with her writing, especially the historical fiction novels she has created. So if you enjoy generational stories featuring formidable matriarchs, feisty young heroes and strong characters, then settle down into a comfy seat and get stuck in to this post!

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Extra puzzle-solving mysteries

Hi all, I hope you managed to find the Tuckernuck books and are laughing out loud reading them!! Here in this extra post I have a small selection of books for fans of puzzle-solving and code-cracking amateur middle grade sleuths. Hope you enjoy these as much as I did!!

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Greenglass House books by Kate Milford

Hello all, for this second week I will be reviewing two delightful books I found on our shelves. One of the reasons I enjoyed these were because of their gorgeous covers, and the other was the fantastical story each had!! If you enjoy fantasy mixed with some history, then these are for you!!

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