Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon illustrated by Viviane Schwarz

 A good book to read aloud and at bedtime. A group of young hamsters grow too big for their first home, a hole in a mattress in of junk yard. Emerging from their home they surveyed their new surrounding and … Continue reading

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little red hood by Marjolaine Leray

A must have book. An edgy retelling of a traditional tale, the heroine takes on a much more assertive role and gets the better of the wolf, using her brains. The author skilfully concentrates on the point at which little … Continue reading

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Colours, Numbers by Orla Kiely

Two books for all ages. I know that these books will probably be aimed at parents with young children which is absolutely right. The clear contemporary images, and deceptively simple graphics make they very accessible to young children. I love … Continue reading

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The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

A family called P. Snatched from their home three siblings are thrown into the unforgiving and uncaring world of orphanages. These they endure for many years until the day came when they were given their final chance of having a … Continue reading

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Tree Soup by Joel Stewart

Stanley Wells has persuaded his parents to let him sleep in the old caravan in the garden; this allows him to escape from the mayhem created by the twins and the fate of his family when they mysteriously turn into … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Titanic by Nicola Pierce

The death of his father’s and his mother’s inability to cope has blighted the life of Sam. Yet, despite this, Sam remains optimistic and takes a certain amount of pleasure and pride in his part in the building of the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth I by Meg Harper

Political intrigue rules the life of Elizabeth I. With this book you get a clear sense of how Elizabeth I might have behaved to stay alive, and, what she had to do to maintain control over her own destiny and … Continue reading

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