Hello there, this week is meant for all you pet lovers out there!! I have you guessing what pets and mysteries have in common, haven’t I? Well, the pair of detectives/amateur sleuths in this series have a veritable zoo at their doorstep. So, grab something to drink and settle in for my review…Continue reading “The Wolfe & Lamb Mysteries by Lauren St. John”
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…Continue reading “Mystery reads this March”
Hi everyone, this week our book review will take us on a road trip across America as we follow the young protagonist of this next book. He’s not your average tween, and neither is this story. So, if you like books with unexpected twists and turns in the hero’s journey, sit and down and dive into this read!Continue reading “See you in the cosmos by Jack Cheng”
Hi everyone, hope you enjoyed Scarlet Ibis as much as I did. Ever since reading it I have been avidly looking for other reads about autistic kids. I have had the experience of meeting a few in my time but didn’t get a proper chance to get to know them. These reads feature a main character who has autism and details their adventures!! Hope you enjoy reading these books!!Continue reading “Four more autism tales for you”
Hi everyone, welcome to this first post for August! The title I selected for this week I read a few years ago but the simple story and quirky characters still remain in my memories. This was one of the first few family stories that I truly enjoyed and haven’t found a similar story to match the qualities of this book! So, why not give this title a try!!
Hi everyone, this final week of February features a tween read with more than one animal as the main lead character. I must confess, I think I prefer stories about zoos, wildlife parks and menageries than single pets. With stories like these you get a broad range of characters, both human and animal. So, if you enjoy historical fiction with some strong characters, both animal and human, have a read of this post. Continue reading “The Emergency Zoo by Miriam Halahmy”
Hi everyone, welcome to the ‘friendly’ month of February. This week’s post features an award-winning author and the title that launched my interest in her writing. If you are a fan of dog stories and the bonds formed with man’s best friend, then this is definitely the book for you!! Continue reading “A dog called homeless by Sarah Lean”
Hello everyone to the short month of February!! I now write you from a different postcode. Yes, over the lovely summer month of January, my family and I moved house. It fits everyone’s needs until the next awaited adventure!!
For this month the titles selected have ‘friendships’ as their main theme. And not just any friendship, those that we make with four-legged animals!! Continue reading “Friendships for February”
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!!