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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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Giblet & Belle, The Case of The One Still Too Many by Robert S. Lay

Giblet & Belle, The Case of The One Still Too Many by Robert S. Lay

The Case of the One Still Too Many by Robert Lay Series: Giblet & Belle #2 on September 13th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 248 Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads Giblet & Belle are back, and this time the crime is personal… The family is taking a working vacation to the beautiful little mountain town of Busby, West Virginia. But this town holds dark secrets that some will kill to keep. Soon Belle, Giblet, and the rest of the animals are up to their whiskers in murder, moonshine, and a decade-old secret that involves one of their own. However, Belle and her mentor, Mittens, are no ordinary cats; they are highly trained Protectors, an ancient secret society helping humanity for thousands of years, always working from the shadows, with only a handful of humans who know about them. Will Giblet & Belle sort out the clues in time to prevent another murder and bring justice? “Wherever there are humans and cats, there are Protectors. Protectors, the ancient secret order of cats that have watched over and defended humans and their settlements for thousands of years, mostly without people realizing. In One Still Too Many, Giblet & […]

Posted October 29, 2022
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Bells, Tails & Murder by Kathy Manos Penn

Bells, Tails & Murder by Kathy Manos Penn

Bells, Tails & Murder by Kathy Manos Penn Series: A Dickens & Christie Mystery #1 on February 6th, 2020 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 252 Format: eBook Source: My Kindle Buy on Amazon Goodreads Do you like heroines who’ve lived a little? Who’ve suffered life’s ups and downs but kept on trucking? Then you’ll love Leta Parker and her new friends in the Cotswold village of Astonbury. When tragedy strikes Leta Parker’s life, the successful banker and closet sleuth chases a lifelong dream to retire to England. Leaving her friends and neighbors in Atlanta, she settles into Astonbury with her talkative dog and cat, Dickens and Christie. Picture her driving a refurbished London taxi to the bookshop and the tearoom, enjoying leisurely walks with Dickens the dog, and sipping coffee in the garden with Christie, her sassy cat. When Leta stumbles across the dead body of a new acquaintance, her inner Nancy Drew comes out. Before you know it, she’s enlisted the help of Wendy, a retired English teacher friend—and even Wendy’s elderly mum. Two whipsmart retirees, one spunky senior citizen, and a feisty dog and cat are on the case! Who better to unearth clues from their friends in the […]

Posted October 10, 2022
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Vampires and Villains by Elizabeth Pantley

Vampires and Villains by Elizabeth Pantley

Vampires & Villains by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Magical Mystery Book Club #2 Published by Better Beginnings Inc on September 3rd, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery, Fantasy Pages: 250 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Paige and her joyful Aunt Glo have learned that the home they inherited comes with a magical library. They put together a book club group of loveable kooks to explore the magic. They’ve recovered from their first book journey, and they all agree on their next book which takes place on a cruise ship bound for Hawaii. Problem is, they were so excited about the cruising idea that they didn’t read the entire blurb on the back of the book. (“It was entirely too long,” explains Zell.) Once on the ship, they meet a charming and likeable man who blends seamlessly into their motley group. Too bad they don’t know why he’s so scarce during the day but shows up to join them every evening for dinner, drinks, and a show. When a dead body shows up on board, their new friend is labeled a suspect. Can they help him out by finding the real murderer? Or is he the real murderer? The book […]

Posted September 12, 2022
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Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut by Lyndon Perry

Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut by Lyndon Perry

Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut by Lyn Perry Series: Mack the Magical Cat Mystery #1 on July 1st, 2014 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 105 Format: eBook Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A Curious Cozy with a Magical Cat! Dolly Tutt has just opened her own bakery in the small mountain community of Sugar Pine Station. But the Creamy Pie franchise across the street is giving her fits. Her business is dying. She needs a miracle or she’ll be forced to close. Fortunately, Mack, a mysterious tabby that came with the doughnut shop, lends a paw by pointing Dolly to a magical ingredient that definitely puts the spice back in her life and rejuvenates the Donut Hut. Unfortunately, it also unleashes as series of catastrophes that may end up destroying her business once and for all. This short novel of about 100 pages is a complete adventure but contains four tales within the larger gentle mystery. Think of it in terms of a four episode mini-series with each story complete unto itself but all add up to a satisfying conclusion. I think it’s time to start describing books as famous idioms. Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut can easily be described as Sugar and Spice […]

Posted September 5, 2022
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Pet Lions & Well-Dressed Elephants by Donna-Lee Dicksson

Pet Lions & Well-Dressed Elephants by Donna-Lee Dicksson

Pet Lions & Well-Dressed Elephants by Donna-Lee Dicksson on June 1st, 2022 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 312 Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads Follow the fascinating lives of two people born and raised on opposite shores of Lake Ontario when the U.S. had but twenty-nine states and Canada was yet to become a country. Accompany them through American history as they become key players in the birth and success of “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Historically accurate nuggets of history emerge as Charley, at age fourteen, joins a traveling circus. How did his experiences prepare him to be a leader and quickly advance in rank during the American Civil War? How did he evolve into a legendary menagerie manager? Meet Annie, a child born in Canada West to Irish immigrants. At eighteen she married an acrobat and embarked upon her own circus journey. How did this diminutive woman (who became a widow and single mother) not only manage to provide for her child, but rise to become the highly respected wardrobe mistress of the fledgling “Greatest Show on Earth?” Annie and Charley were brought together when the Barnum, Coup and Castello show prepared for its first season […]

Posted July 18, 2022
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Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley

Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley

Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Magical Mystery Book Club #1 Published by Better Beginnings Inc on July 15th 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 210 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Paige and her adventurous Aunt Glo inherit a country inn from eccentric GeeGee. They pack up and hit the road, arriving at the charming place they both loved since childhood. Finally! They can get into the secret room in the basement that GeeGee kept locked! They discover it’s a wonderful library filled to the brim with mystery books. But more than the room was a secret – it’s a magical place that houses enchanted books. Paige and Glo find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a murder mystery, along with a motley group of book club friends. The club will need to work together to solve the case in order to get out of the book and back to their home. Greetings you guys! Oh we are so thrilled to share the first instalment of our favorite feline author in the whole wide world’s brand new series. Jeezzz, that sentence might be a bit long and without any punctuation marks. As long as you can […]

Posted July 15, 2022
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Book Blitz! Rescued: A collection of Contemporary Romance with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats

Book Blitz! Rescued: A collection of Contemporary Romance with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats

Rescued: A Collection of Contemporary Romances with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats by Cynthia D’Alba on May 17th, 2022 Genres: Romance Pages: 1150 Format: ARC Source: Caffeinated PR Buy on Amazon Goodreads What happens when 10 dog-loving romance authors get together and brainstorm? Why, books with rescue dogs, sexy heroes, dirty talking, and lots of dog treats, of course. From Cynthia D’Alba – Hot Assets – A Dallas socialite must team up with a cop to save her rescued dog from a determined dognapper From Donna Alward – Doggie on her Doorstep- When Emily’s flighty cousin leaves her dog on Em’s doorstep, she enlists the help of the sexy grouch next door. From Jenna Bayley-Burke – The Guy Next Door – Fourth grade teacher has the naughtiest dog, the punniest jokes, and perfect washboard abs…and now an angry neighbor with a busted fence thanks to his dog. From Mandy Harbin- Rescuing Orion – When undercover FBI agents foster a dog to investigate a money launderer, ignoring their attraction becomes difficult with playing house with a cute pooch. From Cindy Kirk – For the Love of Ivy – A city girl and the dog she rescues turns a sexy rancher’s life […]

Posted May 17, 2022
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Seeponies deur Lize Roux

Seeponies deur Lize Roux

Seeponies by Lize Roux Series: Stalmaats #7 Published by Lapa Uitgewers on 1 April 2012 Genres: Middle Grade Pages: 72 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Goodreads Dit gaan die lekkerste vakansie ooit wees! Tien luilekker dae by die see … Sommer die eerste dag by Ankerpunt maak Anri en Megan ‘n ongelooflike ontdekking … Tussen die kranse bly ‘n trop geheimsinnige wilde ponies. Maar die ponies gaan nie meer lank daar wees nie – tensy iemand vinnig ‘n plan maak. Hierdie lesersindruk is geskryf deur Celize Lategan. Celize is ‘n pragtige, 9 jarige dogtertjie en ‘n krannige lesertjie in ons Graad 4 Afrikaanse klas. Hoe gelukkig is ons  nie by Victory Christian School om ‘n dubbel medium skool te wees waar Afrikaanse boeke gemaklik beskikbaar is en ons ons eie biblioteek kan hê nie. Van ons gunsteling boeke is die Stalmaats reeks deur Lize Roux. Ek en my maats kan net nie genoeg kry van die mooi perdeboeke nie. Seeponies is die 7de boek in die Stalmaats reeks. Anri,wat steeds my gunsteling karakter is, en haar vriendin Megan, gaan op ‘n lekker seevakansie. Natuurlik is die twee meisies niks lus vir Anri se vyfjarige klein boetie, Henri, nie. Sommer al die eerste […]

Posted May 6, 2022
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Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo

Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo

Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo on January 7th, 2010 Genres: Middle Grade Pages: 207 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads A heart-warming, colour-illustrated novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat, from the award-winning author of Born to Run and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Kaspar the cat first came to the Savoy Hotel in a basket – Johnny Trott knows, because he was the one who carried him in. Johnny was a bell-boy, you see, and he carried all of Countess Kandinsky’s things to her room. But Johnny didn’t expect to end up with Kaspar on his hands forever, and nor did he count on making friends with Lizziebeth, a spirited American heiress. Pretty soon, events are set in motion that will take Johnny – and Kaspar – all around the world, surviving theft, shipwreck and rooftop rescues along the way. Because everything changes with a cat like Kaspar around. After all, he’s Prince Kaspar Kandinsky, Prince of Cats, a Muscovite, a Londoner and a New Yorker, and as far as anyone knows, the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic… Today marks the 110 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Every […]

Posted April 15, 2022
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