In Oliver Twist, there is a wonderful observation... "There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts." That is just so true, but we definitely wouldn't say that about the stories written by Charles Dickens! When he died nearly 150 years ago, he left a legacy of wonderful literature… Continue reading Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom
The moment I picked up this book and started reading, I was captivated. Is it the style of writing? Or the content? I wasn't really sure, but from the first page I knew I was holding a really wonderful book. By the time I finished, I wasn't disappointed. Winnie Foster lives in house next to… Continue reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Purchase this book from... Booktopia | Amazon | Book Depository Once there was a monarch called Frederick the Great and he was king of Prussia (Germany) during the Eighteenth Century. There is a legend from his reign which has earned him the nickname, 'Potato King'. This little book expounds the legend of Frederick the Great introducing the… Continue reading The Potato King by Christoph Niemann
Nature is all around us. The rhythm of seasons and life continue as we go about our busy lives, either connected or disconnected in some way. For those that are connected, they make the time to stop and notice the changes in nature outside their home or work, but those who are disconnected will only… Continue reading Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story by Lindsey McDivitt
Purchase from Amazon Purchase from Booktopia Purchase from Book Depository Purchase from AbeBooks “Bronze and Sunflower” is a delightful story about a family living in the Jiangsu province, China during the 1960/70s Cultural Revolution. A little orphaned girl, (Sunflower) is adopted by a poor family in the neighbouring village where she and her new brother… Continue reading Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan
This is an unusual book, but I have been intrigued by it since I first saw it in an online store. It was originally written in Spanish, but the English translation I have reviewed, is readily available. “The Dance of Time” is created for a young audience to introduce them to the planets and how… Continue reading The Dance of Time by Irene Aparici
Every now and then, a book comes along that makes you jump with joy, and this is one of them! I started reading it, then I had to hunt through my 10 year old daughter’s room to find it as she kept taking it to read for herself!