Let’s talk about migrating this September

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Hi everyone, this September the theme will focus on the theme of migrating. When I say ‘migrating’, I’m not actually meaning the movements of animals, but rather the movement of people across the globe over the course of time. This theme is one I have been contemplating featuring for a while, so I hope you enjoy the selections of reads I have for you this month…

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Let’s enjoy poetry this May

Hi everyone, welcome to the colder month of May, well… for us down in New Zealand anyway! Those who live elsewhere: oh how I envy your warmer summer days to come!! This month could be about seasons, people, love… well… anything really as it celebrates poetry. To see what I actually intend on sharing with you why not press the button below now…

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A new week, a new family…

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, there are times in the life of a tween when they’re faced with the unexpected fate of having to merge families. It could be following the divorce of parents and finding new partners or some other set of circumstances. The seven titles I found that filled this category can be found in the booklist below. Hope you enjoy them…

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An eclectic mix for this March

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Hi everyone, this month’s posts will be a mixture of posts with no common theme between them. I hope you don’t get disappointed but my prep time was plagued with some health issues which put all of my planned posts on hold. I hope you enjoy the ones I’ve selected instead…

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Adult reads vs Adapted Younger Reads

Hi everyone, I hope this month of February is treating you better than me. Having to endure some health issues over the last month or so has left me a bit behind in preparing my posts. So, please forgive me if the next few posts seem to have less body to them. In saying that, this week I’ll be discussing the advantages of reading adaptations of adult books more suitable for younger readers.

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A few extra teen reads on grief and loss

Hi everyone, this extra post this week will give you another couple of teen reads on the loss of a loved one. I found these titles by accident to be honest, and I realised only after I’d read them the powerful message they both conveyed. I hope you can find these exceptionally written stories.

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This June we talk about grief and loss

Hi everyone, winter is here in New Zealand, and my little patch of Auckland is feeling the cold  quite well. This month I will be featuring titles that talk about loss and grief, because it’s part of life. I hope the titles I’ve selected can help any parents and teachers approach the subject with their younger readers.

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Extra teen reads for you

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed’s gorgeous novel highlighted earlier this week. It was only after reading this book did I realise how fascinating and diverse this style of collaborative work was!! This post will feature a few other such works for your enjoyment!!

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