Hello everyone, here is an extra little post for any historical fiction fans out there. As a tribute to the country I call home, I thought to end this month featuring some more Anzac titles. The selection of titles in this post are written by both popular Australian and New Zealand children’s authors. Continue reading “Anzac reads for history fans”
Hi all, this last week’s choice was an easy one for me as it was the first one I thought of when I came up with my theme. Although it starts off in modern day, our young protagonist ends up in the middle of a battlefield in World War One in Belgium. Yup, if you guessed this was a time-slip novel then you are right. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!! Continue reading “Valentine Joe by Rebecca Stevens”
Hello all, this week I will feature a lovely series of books I found in our library. The main character this time is a young girl who lived in the English countryside and how the Great War affected her life and those around her. I hope you enjoy these – make sure you keep yourself well stocked with tissues for these books! Continue reading “Ellie’s War series by Emily Sharratt”
Hi there, this second week I wanted to review a delightful book that came across my path whilst working one day. It’s a sophisticated picture book or graphic novel type read rather than a normal tween read but I thought it deserved to be highlighted. This delightful read is about a young soldier who travelled from New Zealand and found himself in Gallipoli and is actually based on a true story. I hope readers will feel the tug at their heartstrings as mine did!! Continue reading “The Anzac Violin by Jennifer Beck”
Hello all, today I wanted to share with you all what prompted me to write the theme for this month. It was actually not long after visiting the museum and seeing their ‘Gallipoli: a scale of war’ exhibit and celebrating the following Anzac day. Continue reading “My collection”
Hello all to this new month of November!
So, like I said in my introduction post, I will be featuring tween books on World War One this month. The book I have chosen for my first post is one of the most well-known children’s books describing the Great War and its impact on the people and animals who lived back then. If you enjoyed watching War Horse the movie and National Theatre production, then you will surely love the children’s book it was based on. Continue reading “War Horse by Michael Morpurgo”
Hello and welcome to November!!
Most places around the world will be welcoming autumn or fall but down here in New Zealand we welcome spring weather. The titles for this month are not season-related though. Instead I will be featuring tween titles that centre on World War One or the ‘Great War,’ as it was called back then. Continue reading “We will remember this November”