Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris

Hello all, this week’s post features an extremely brave young girl and the family who supported her through the diagnosis of a brain tumour. This story was one I found profoundly moved me as it was based on actual events that happened to the author’s own daughter. Biographical fiction such as this one always leaves a lasting impression on me. I hope it does the same for you!

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Four more autism tales for you

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!!

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Some extra titles to enjoy

Hi everyone, I hope you found The Best Man as fascinating as I did. For this extra post I’ve included a few similar stories I had read and collected into my notebooks. These all feature young tweens who identify as either gay or transgender, not just a familiar adult or teacher. As my reading these days expand into different genres I can’t help but notice that there is a rise in LGBTIQ representation within tween and teen fiction. I know some people might find it difficult, but to me these stories are exceptionally well written. So, why not have a go and see what you can learn with these first few titles. 

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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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The OMG Blog by Karen McCombie

Hi everyone, I hope March is treating everyone fairly. Here in New Zealand the seasons are changing. Cool breezes and rain showers are welcomed after an exceptionally searing summer!! My review for this week is about another group of young girls, I know, I can’t seem to get away from groups!! This book though has a special element to it: blogging!! So if you’re interested, have a read of this post! Continue reading “The OMG Blog by Karen McCombie”