Wanderlust this December…

World map in blue pale oceans

Hi everyone, summer has arrived for me here, down in New Zealand!! And with summer comes long lazy days with family, the odd road trip down to a nearby beach for a swim or even a longer vacation with day walks in rainforests, hiking up hills or just playing in a park. In my life, just like most others, summer means travel. So this month, all the books feature an aspect of travelling. 

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My own family history

Hi everyone, seeing as I’m celebrating family history stories, I thought I should share a wee bit about my own family history. Although I live and work in New Zealand now, my story begins in a small rural town in Sri Lanka back in the 1970’s where my parents began their married lives. 

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Sunken Forest by Des Hunt

Hi everyone, this last post for this month features a story by best-selling author Des Hunt. Ever since I started my journey into reading tween books, those written by Des Hunt have made quite an impact on me. This title impressed me from the beginning as I learned something new about the country I call home. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Lyla by Fleur Beale

Hello all, this week’s post features a book about more recent events that had a significant impact on New Zealand’s landscape, both physical and social, specifically the Christchurch earthquake of 2011. Reading it was like going back in time eight years ago to that evening when I saw the devastation on my TV screen but from a personal perspective. Have a read of this title if this description has intrigued you. Continue reading “Lyla by Fleur Beale”

Harbour Bridge by Philippa Werry

Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying these New Zealand reads so far. This next post is a historical read based around the construction period one of New Zealand’s iconic structures; the Auckland Harbour Bridge, written by one of New Zealand’s most inspirational children’s authors. Continue reading “Harbour Bridge by Philippa Werry”

Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent

Hi everyone, this week’s post is quite an intriguing one of family, history, and most importantly; it’s one of the first time-slip stories I’d read by a New Zealand children’s author! If this short snippet of a description has raised interest, see if you enjoy this one and let me know!! Continue reading “Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent”

Speed of light by Joy Cowley

Hi and welcome to this first post for May!! I thought I’d start with one of New Zealand’s famous children’s authors, Joy Cowley. This book that I have reviewed here is one she had published a few years ago about a Kiwi family. I won’t be giving you too much detail about this book as I would like you to read it for yourself first. Hope this appeals to you!! Continue reading “Speed of light by Joy Cowley”