Blurb A teenager's longing for family and a place to call home is poignantly portrayed in this heartfelt and ultimately uplifting story of life in the foster-care system. Feeling betrayed when her long-term foster placement breaks down, Amy is sent to live with a new family, the Dawsons. Although initially reluctant to trust them, she … Continue reading Review: Know My Place by Eve Ainsworth
Blurb Winter 1943. Teenagers Frank, Joseph and Stephen are Royal Navy recruits on their first mission at sea during the Second World War. Their ship is part of an Arctic Convoy sailing to Russia to deliver supplies to the Soviets. The convoys have to navigate treacherous waters, sailing through a narrow channel between the Arctic … Continue reading Review: Arctic Star by Tom Palmer.
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.
Blurb Kate McAllister is desperate for a change. Something to hit refresh and erase the pain of her mother leaving town without her. So when a group of popular girls folds Kate into their clique, it feels like the answer to all her problems—even if it means ditching Haddie, her childhood bestie. But when Kate’s … Continue reading Review: The Kate In Between by Claire Swinarski.
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
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.
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.
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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I am joined by my 10 year old daughter, Georgia, for the review today. Georgia won her proof copy of the gorgeous Harklights by Tim Tilley from Toppsta as part of one of their giveaways. Spoiler alert!! Georgia writes about the plot and has spoilers in her review. She even made a little matchstick house, … Continue reading Review: Harklights by Tim Tilley
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