A week of fantasy stories and siblings…

Hi everyone, I don’t know about you but fantasy stories always build so many expectations for me. How many of you have seen the movie Labyrinth with a teenage Jennifer Connelly and effervescent David Bowie? I know this movie has its own following for the music, costumes, Escher-style set etc, but what gripped me was the fear the sister faced in losing her baby brother!! So I thought why not see if there were similar fantasy/adventure stories out there. I hope you enjoy the titles I found!!

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My favourite contemporary sister-brother stories!

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Booklists for you

Hello and welcome to 2022!! My first proper post is a book list with a few of my favourite sibling reads featuring an older sister and younger brother. These books will hopefully transport you to the lives of some very special characters. I hope you and your tween enjoy the selection I have set out for you below. Enjoy your reading!!

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Tween series that would make awesome movies

Hi everyone, this week I will be sharing with you a collection of tween titles I’ve enjoyed over the years which I would love to watch as a movie franchise!! There’s a little bit of everything here; adventure, mystery, humour, science fiction, and fantasy!! Are you keen to find out what they are? Then, why don’t you get your tween involved and see if you agree with my selections below!!

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Adventure lovers ahoy!

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, this week I’m giving you a tour around my all time favourite genre: Adventure reads!! Yes, that’s right, you will have to put up with me going on about those Harry Potter read-alikes out there!! Ready…

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Loot: how to steal a fortune by Jude Watson

Hi everyone, this first post will reveal an intriguing mystery read that you will find very hard to put down!! If you or your tween enjoy mysteries with thieves and adventure and expensive….oops…almost revealed the whole story !! You’ll have to press the button to find out!!

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More graphic reads for girls

Hello all, I hope you enjoyed this week’s post about the adventures young Sunny got up to. This extra post features a few similar graphic reads about some smart, funny, and brave girls. I hope you enjoy these titles…a few have even won awards!!

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A graphic novel series for girls

Hi everyone, welcome to this first review post for April. The series of graphic novels I’ll be reviewing is the acclaimed Sunny series written and illustrated by best-selling brother-sister duo, Jennifer and Matthew Holm. If you enjoy heartfelt reads, this delightful graphic novel series will never disappoint…go on…give it a go!!

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Words in deep blue by Cath Crowley

Hi everybody, this week’s review post is a teen book. I selected this book and it’s cover for a number of reasons. Mostly because the font used evoked emotions within me that made me think this would be a modern classic… I guess I’ll need you to decide if I’m right or wrong…

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Raven’s mountain by Wendy Orr

Hi everyone, this first week’s post is about a young girl and her ordeal atop a high mountain. You’d be amazed but I’ve never been higher than the Sky tower in Auckland, so reading this gave me quite an experience. If you are an experienced climber or someone who enjoys the great outdoors, then this is the perfect read for you. If not, then make this the book to start you off today. Well…what are you waiting for…go ahead…press the button

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