Review: The House of Serendipity Sequins and Secrets by Lucy Ivison.

I am so happy to be sharing another mother-daughter review today! Georgia was lucky enough to win another Toppsta giveaway and so we read the book together! Take a look at our reviews below! Blurb: Welcome to The House of Serendipity, where friendships are fashioned and destinies designed amongst the ballgowns, tiaras and trifles! Introducing … Continue reading Review: The House of Serendipity Sequins and Secrets by Lucy Ivison.

Review- KidVenture: Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue by Steve Searfoss

Description Teach your kids about business and economics in a fun, meaningful way and inspire them to be entrepreneurs. Millions of Americans are small business owners or work at companies, yet there are not many books that explain to kids what business is about, the way there are books for kids about being a firefighter, farmer … Continue reading Review- KidVenture: Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue by Steve Searfoss

Review: A Mole Like No Other by Julia B. Grantham, Illustrated by Carol Wellart.

Description ‘A Mole Like No Other’ is a delightful book about a toy mole, who is looking for love, friendship and his place in the world. The story of Moley and his friends – toys and real animals – is set in a cosy English country house with a traditional garden. But behind all this … Continue reading Review: A Mole Like No Other by Julia B. Grantham, Illustrated by Carol Wellart.

Blog Tour – Jane Austen Investigates: The Abbey Mystery by Julia Golding.

Description: It’s 1789 and a young Jane Austen turns detective as she seeks to solve the mysterious happenings at Southmoor Abbey. When a carriage accident forces a change of plans, 13-year-old Jane is sent to be a companion to Lady Cromwell for a week as the household prepares to celebrate the eldest son’s coming-of-age party. … Continue reading Blog Tour – Jane Austen Investigates: The Abbey Mystery by Julia Golding.

Review: The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga

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The Shape of Thunder is beautiful and emotional.

Dealing with grief, loss, and guilt. Told from the different perspectives of Cora and Quinn. Both have lost their siblings on the same day, in the same incident. Yet the circumstances rip their friendship apart. As we see their stories unfold, we realise that whilst their situations are different, their feelings of anger and guilt are matched.

I resonated with these girls, for all they have been through they are still ‘regular’ 12-year-olds. I can remember thinking I can solve things myself, being with my friends thinking I could do magic and willing things to happen that of course never would.

Both girls have been through trauma and we see the support (or lack thereof) they are given in trying to cope and move forward. The book also touches on issues of identity and culture, gun ownership and absent parents. We see…

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Review: The Three Impossibles by Susie Bower

The Three Impossibles –amazing! Captivating, full of suspense, and a true page turner. An action-packed adventure throughout. With secrets and curses, royalty, and mythical-type creatures you are enchanted by the tale seamless spun by the author. Jemima, (or Mim as she likes to be known) is the daughter of the King, however, she was born … Continue reading Review: The Three Impossibles by Susie Bower