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The Wishing Spells and Other Stories by Enid Blyton

The Wishing Spells and Other Stories by Enid Blyton

The Wishing Spells and Other Stories by Enid Blyton Series: Popular Rewards on January 1ste, 2003 Genres: Childrens Pages: 192 Format: Hardcover Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads List of Content: The Wishing Spells -Story: untraced story She Never Could Remember -Story: Stories for Tuesday The Blow-Abouts -Story: Enid Blyton’s Bedtime Annual [1969] It Happened One Afternoon -Story: The Twelfth Holiday Book A Surprise for Bimbo -Story: untraced story Tip, Top and Tup -Story: Sunny Stories for Little Folks No.16 Feb 1927 Do-As-You’re-Told! -Story: A Second Book of Naughty Children The Little Lost Brother -Story: Enid Blyton’s Good Morning Book James’s Feather Headdress -Story: untraced story The Enchanted Toadstool -Story: News Chronicle Boys’ and Girls’ Story Book No. 4 The Top That Ran Away -Story: The Enid Blyton Holiday Book He Wouldn’t Buy a Ticket -Story: The Seventh Holiday Book The Runaway Cows -Story: The Enid Blyton Pennant Readers No.1 Greetings you guys! We haven’t done a book report from one of our school’s students in ages. And it’s not as if they don’t pile up on my Mommy’s desk. It is however, a fact that she doesn’t get to blogging and reviewing as much as she would like. Luckily […]

Posted March 2, 2023
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Percy Hare and the Girl in the Game by Craig Martin

Percy Hare and the Girl in the Game by Craig Martin

Percy Hare and the Girl in the Game by Craig Martin on October 27th, 2022 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 308 Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads Percy the Hare lives just beyond the notice of most decent folk in 1880’s Lafayette, Indiana, a town on the Wabash River and the Wabash & Erie Canal. But the aging hare plays a vital role in the city’s illicit activities and has a colorful mix of friends and acquaintances. When his longtime companion and madam Evaline Wells needs an escort for her adopted daughter’s excursions into the late-night euchre circuit, who better than the ornery hare to see her through its challenges. Through their clever friendship, Percy and young Esther Wells bring to life the gas-lit world of early Lafayette town, in all its color, pageantry, grit, folklore, and mystery. Percy Hare and the Girl in the Game is one of those rare books you simply don’t know where to slot in. Part Historical Fiction, part Folklore, part Animal Fantasy and a huge part Tall Tale as fluffy as a bunny’s tail. Or in this case – a hare. When I saw the synopsis for this book, it immediately drew […]

Posted January 9, 2023
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The Nine Lives of Montezuma by Michael Morpurgo

The Nine Lives of Montezuma by Michael Morpurgo

The Nine Lives of Montezuma by Michael Morpurgo on January 1st, 2013 Genres: Childrens Pages: 170 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads His ears were pointed sharply and were long enough to be those of a wild cat. The farmyard was his kingdom – he had made it so. This is the story of the nine loves of a very special cat, from impetuous young kitten to the king of the farmyard. Wherever Montezuma goes, adventure and excitement are sure to follow! An enchanting take of feline charm from War Horse author Michael Morpurgo. Greetings you guys! We’ve been a bit quiet on the review side for school. Not that the kids don’t still write the most lovely reviews, it’s just a matter of getting the time to post them! We will try to update as many as we can within the last couple of weeks of school. Michael Morpurgo is by far one of the most popular authors amongst the VCS students. My Mommy is very happy about that and I am ecstatic to see that all his cat books are at the top of the list. His books are not only for children, but can be […]

Posted November 4, 2022
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Missteps Perfecting the Shutterbug Strut by J.L. Michael

Missteps Perfecting the Shutterbug Strut by J.L. Michael

Missteps Perfecting the Shutterbug Strut by J.L. Michael Published by Swanky Owl Press on August 21st, 2022 Pages: 372 Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads It is 1927. An “Era of Wonderful Nonsense.” Vague maps tout grand mysteries, each snapshot means something, and jazzy hijinks abound. Insouciant vagabond ALEXANDRA ILLYRIA BATHENBROOK sets off from Montana to capture images never photographed, hoping to earn an interview with National Geographic. Operating from her London office, she will flirt with becoming a royal mistress, reunite lustful ghosts at notorious Borley Rectory, and stir up mischief at the Winter Olympics in ritzy St. Moritz. Those are the easy ones. More perilous assignments send Alexandra in pursuit of a thrill killer through the dusty alleyways of Marrakech and into the feral bushlands of Uganda to join a hunt for man-eating lions. While seeking a famed explorer in Amazonia, she must face down her inner demons in a desperate bid for survival. Along her brazen journey, she will outwit, outcharm, and outbrave detractors and rapscallions… even romance a few. Yet most telling, Alexandra will find her best self in rekindling hope within her war-scarred brother and uncovering the scandalous reason she’s forever lost […]

Posted October 24, 2022
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Fire & Ice by B.T. Polcari

Fire & Ice by B.T. Polcari

Fire & Ice by B.T. Polcari Series: Mauzzy & Me #2 on August 15th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 352 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads After encountering a brief power outage at work, college student Sara Donovan might be allowing her imagination to run wild. The main vault in the Carlton Museum holds the Fire and Ice Exhibit, a collection of rare gems, including the Star of Midnight, a 175-carat diamond. Although all the stones are accounted for, Sara suspects the Star of Midnight was stolen and replaced with a fake. While conducting her own investigation, what Sara uncovers is beyond even her wildest imagination: a coded message, papers with strange characters, and a mysterious set of numbers carved into an office wall. Despite dismissive historians and other experts, she is certain these clues point to a mysterious centuries-old legend. Unfortunately, her colorful history of usually being right, but always being wrong, means she must solve the mystery to prove her theory. What a fun read this was! Truly a gem (no pun intended). I have never heard of the Mauzzy & Me Mystery series and frankly, I’m not a fan of dachshunds, but I am a […]

Posted August 29, 2022
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How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell Series: How to Train your Dragon #1 on February 4th, 2010 Genres: Childrens Pages: 240 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb? Join his adventures and misadventures as he finds a new way to train dragons–and becomes a hero. This action-packed, hilarious, and perfectly illustrated novel is a modern classic beloved by millions across the globe. One of our favorite series’ in the library, is The How to Train your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. Of course all the kids have seen the highly successful movie adaptations of these books, but they will also be the first ones to say that it’s not quite the same as the books. I’m not sure if this is a case of the book-is-better-than-the movie or the movie-is-better-than-the-book, as the kids split 50/50 here. But let me quite meowing about the series and let’s see what Enrique (Ricky) Jordaan in Gr4 has […]

Posted August 26, 2022
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Between the Lines by D. Hale Rambo

Between the Lines by D. Hale Rambo

Between the Lines by D. Hale Rambo Series: The Planar Pages #1 on July 27th, 2022 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 305 Format: ARC Source: The History Quill Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads Life flourishes in the Book, a realm of stacked worlds, like the pages of a novel. Each more unique than the last. Those who can travel through them are page turners. Blessed with the power to go from one page to the next. For investigator Fiona Thorne, being a turner is normal life. Solving mysteries is where the excitement lives. Minor cases are still work to be done, people to be helped, and she’s determined to make an impact in the Book, no matter what. Blaze, the page of fire, is wasting away. Fire elementals are being smuggled out in waves, but by whom? Fiona is on the job and nothing will hold her back, not even the overbearing Travel Guild. They may run the Book, but they don’t rule her. With the fire page and its creatures on the brink of winking out, she has to race to unravel who the smugglers are and how to stop them. Is there more to this case than it seems? […]

Posted July 30, 2022
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Enchanted Forests: A Magical Collection of Short Stories

Enchanted Forests: A Magical Collection of Short Stories

Enchanted Forests by Various on July 1st, 2022 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 324 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads If you go down to the woods today… You’d better not go alone… Discover the secret world between the trees where fairies, unicorns and even monsters dwell. Take a stroll through enchanted woods and dance with pixies and dryads by the light of the stars. Escape Baba Yaga and fall in love with a prince in disguise. Taste the fruit at the goblin market and be whisked away on a magical adventure. Among ancient trees, find beauty, danger and adventure in these enchanting short stories by award-winning, best-selling, and up-and-coming fantasy authors. Once upon a time, there was this group of brilliant authors who all came together to create an anthology to support the Rainforest Foundation. Oh what magic they have created! Enchanted Forests is a collection of ten short fantasy stories about magical forests and the creatures that lived in them. Such a marvelous collection and I promise you, there will be story for every fantasy and fairytale reader’s tastebuds. Before we talk up a storm about the collection of  stories, let’s quickly introduce you to the creatures […]

Posted July 6, 2022
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Little Wanderers: The Everlasting Seasons by I.K. Silver

Little Wanderers: The Everlasting Seasons by I.K. Silver

Little Wanderers: The Everlasting Seasons by I.K. Silver Series: Little Wanderers #1 on October 1st, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade Pages: 239 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Snowy is a tiny dwarf leading an almost normal life in the village of never-ending winter. Aside from the ever-dreary sky, living next to rowdy neighbors, and being treated like a child, nothing seems to pose a challenge. All that changes when rumors about Snowy breaking a taboo spread. Disheartened at what he deemed betrayal and feeling stuck in his village, Snowy sneaks out to look for Originem, a village where misfortune befalls no one. However, the aftermath exceeds his wildest expectations. Snowy finds himself in a magical world, suddenly dealing with the quaintest of things, from singing fruits and a wizard cat to dark woods (brimming with vicious beasts) and other villages locked in one season. But to reach his destination, Snowy, and his new friend, Kokoro, must first solve the mysteries surrounding the villages of everlasting seasons, as the secret that connects them may threaten their very existence. Greetings you guys! Welcome to our review for Little Wanderers: The Everlasting Seasons. Do take note of the we in that […]

Posted November 25, 2021
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The Legend of Hobart by Heather Mullaly

The Legend of Hobart by Heather Mullaly

The Legend of Hobart by Heather Mullaly Published by Favored Oak Press on July 26th 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade Pages: 92 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Tired of being teased about his name and his stutter, twelve-year-old Hobart sets out to do a few heroic deeds and earn a place in Knight School. But the local damsels he hopes to save assure him that the last thing they need is rescuing. The runaway bull he tries to catch wears him like a hat. And don’t even ask about the ogre. Finally, in desperation, Hobart sets out on the most daring quest he can think of–he will slay a dragon. Or that’s his plan anyway. The Legend of Hobart is a hilarious, heart-felt adventure, for the would-be hero in all of us. Greetings you all! We are so excited for our blog tour stop today. The Legend of Hobart was simply marvelous and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.  As always, Lola’s book choices did not disappoint and we are delighted to be part of this tour. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours and the tour runs from […]

Posted August 4, 2021
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