A collection of war stories

Hi and welcome to the last week of April!! On the 25th of April, New Zealand and Australia celebrated ANZAC day. Although ANZAC day marks the landing at Gallipoli during the Great War, this last post I will be featuring stories from the Second World War. The selection of titles in this post will take you to countries around the world and show you the lives of young people from both sides of the battle. Continue reading “A collection of war stories”

The Carmody Casebooks by Ian Beck

Hi everyone, this week I’m writing to you about an intriguing set of books. Yes, the title in question has more than one story to it, and boy are they worth reading!! If you enjoy historical reads with a pinch of mystery and a dash of the paranormal variety of fiction, then this title is for you!! Continue reading “The Carmody Casebooks by Ian Beck”

Shadows on the sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Hello there, this second week of April I will be featuring a story of courage during the Second World War years. This story unfolds across the Atlantic from where the main battles were fought, in a small coastal town in Maine. Read on to learn of an American historical mystery… Continue reading “Shadows on the sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow”

Margot & me by Juno Dawson

Hi everyone, March is days away from ending! It’s so crazy how quickly time flies these days!! Which brings me to this last title, a teen read to end the month, about a teenage daughter and her relationship with her mother and grandmother. We have two generations of daughters in this book, filled with layers upon layers. I hope it sparks the same emotions in you as it did for me. Continue reading “Margot & me by Juno Dawson”

The Emergency Zoo by Miriam Halahmy

Hi everyone, this final week of February features a tween read with more than one animal as the main lead character. I must confess, I think I prefer stories about zoos, wildlife parks and menageries than single pets. With stories like these you get a broad range of characters, both human and animal. So, if you enjoy historical fiction with some strong characters, both animal and human, have a read of this post. Continue reading “The Emergency Zoo by Miriam Halahmy”