History, mystery and more

Hi everyone, welcome to this first week of my favourite tween genres. Historical fiction!! Yes, I will be taking you on a journey back in time, to almost all corners of the globe to meet some brave, smart, and unique heroines. Hope you enjoy this selection of reads!!

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Welcome to August

Meet my favourite tween genres this month

Hi everyone, for August’s theme I have decided to share with you my favourite genres of tween reads. I’m guessing at least some of my followers have guessed what they are by now, but if you fall under the majority, well….read on to find out!

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I love you, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Hi everyone, this week’s post will take you on a trip to the past. Not too far back, just to those days when the Space Race was all everyone could talk about. So, if you like stories about the controversial 60’s, delve into this delightful epistolary read…

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Five Fascinating Epistolary Reads for Tweens

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Booklists for you

Hi everyone, welcome to July’s first post. In order to showcase the different titles I’ve read, I thought a booklist would be the best way to set it out. So, get ready for some interesting epistolary novels for kids to enjoy!!

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Welcome to a July filled with letters

Hi everyone, welcome to the cold month of July. Winter is making herself heard loud and clear in my part of the world. As my title suggests, this month I’ll be exploring the world of letter-writing and featuring books written as letters. If you are someone who has had the joyful experience of receiving and sending letters, then this month’s reviews and posts are for you!!

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Be light like a bird by Monika Schroder

Hi everyone, this week’s post takes us to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where we meet a young girl and her mother. To be honest, even though the loss of her father is strong here, this story has a bit of everything your typical middle-grader might go through. Have a read, see if you and tween like it…

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Getting near to baby by Audrey Couloumbis

Hi everyone, this first week’s review post is a poignant and engaging read. I won’t be telling you much about this, except that this particular title has earned the author the Newbery Honor Medal and a few others!! So if you are someone who seeks powerful stories in their award-winners, then this is the one for you!!

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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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