Book covers for March

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Why you should judge a book by it’s cover

Hi everybody, this month has a ‘bookish’ theme to it. I aim to delve into the topic of book covers. I know, it doesn’t sound quite ‘literary’ to hardcore bibliophiles, but I’m sure you wonder if my choice of reads are dependent on their covers. You might be right, or…maybe you should read ahead to find out my reasoning…

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Librarians from history

Hi all, I hope I haven’t been boring anyone with all things to do with libraries!! This last week I wanted to showcase the amazing people who as librarians have been pioneers in the world of literacy and reading. I know there are many amazing and famous librarians throughout history who have achieved so much, but the post that follows is about two exceptional librarians and their life stories!! I hope you enjoy them!!

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Libraries, censorship, and tweens

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed the series from last week!! This week I’ll be covering an important issue that I face on most days at work: book censorship. This is quite a complex and diverse topic, but I believe it’s one that our younger readers will continue to face. I have selected a short list of titles that I believe can illustrate this issue. Please, parents and teachers, have a read about this with your young adult and talk together about what you both think about this.

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Adventure reads for bibliophiles

Hi everyone, this first post features an adventure series like no other!! If you have a young bibliophile at home who does nothing but read all day, get them to check out this series!! Filled with puzzles, mystery, adventure, libraries, literature,…oops…too much already!! Just give it whirl, see if they like it!!

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December is for libraries and all things literary

Hello and welcome all to the last month of 2020!! We actually made it! Hands up if you still feel you’re in July! Everyone at my work is lamenting the fact that we didn’t feel the time passing us by but we just had to look around at all that we had accomplished to realise the year is actually coming to an end. I know you’re wondering what exactly does that title mean up there….

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Fantasy reads this November

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Hi everyone, this November I will be taking you all on a magical journey into the realms of fantasy!! This is actually a genre that is slightly out of my comfort zone but there are some elements that appeal to me. For instance, fairy tales, mythical beasts, wait…I’ve done it again…you’ll just have to press the button to find out more…

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Celebrating African American tweens this October

This month I’ve decided to showcase a unique collection of tween novels that celebrate young African American protagonists and their lives! You will find a selection of contemporary stories that sparked my curiosity and wonder this month. To find out more press the button…

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Inspiration for introverts

Hi everyone, as the title suggests this is truly an inspirational read for introverts. If you have a tween or teen that is quiet and you think is an introvert, this is the read for you. Acclaimed author Susan Cain has produced a masterpiece in this version for younger readers and I hope it can find the same inspiration for you…

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Welcome to September

Hello everyone and welcome to the month of September!! The spring thaw is slowly melting the cold days down into warmer ones here in Auckland. Along with changes in the weather, the selections for my blog are in a state of transition. To find out more, press the button below…

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Let’s be kind this August

Hi everyone, as the title suggests, I want to challenge everyone to be a little bit kinder this month. And how do you wonder does this relate to this month’s blog posts? Well… I’m glad you’re curious about that, why not press the button to find out…

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