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Little Women: Mermaid Edition by Megan Lois Whitehill

Little Women: Mermaid Edition by Megan Lois Whitehill

Little Women: Mermaid Edition by Megan Lois Whitehill on August 24, 2022 Genres: Fantasy Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads A timeless classic heads under the sea… A retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, Little Women: Mermaid Edition takes the story of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, and spins it into a fantastical story of merfolk under the sea. Follow the young mergirls as they grow up in a world of talking walruses, seahorse rides, and the mysterious merboy next door. Will the four mermaid sisters find everything they aspire to in the Deep Ocean? Or will poverty and shabby shell corsets keep them from their dreams? True to the beloved classic, the Mermaid Edition tackles complex themes of growing up, social pressure, falling in love for the first time, and embracing sisterly love. Complete with original illustrations, this retelling is perfect for longtime lovers of Little Women and new readers alike. It’s a thoughtful gift idea for mermaid enthusiasts and Louisa May Alcott fans ages 11 and up. I am utterly in love with my UBB Plug-in that pulls all the book info through so nicely. But for this book, I am going to add the cover […]

Posted August 27, 2022
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Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant deur Francois Bloemhof

Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant deur Francois Bloemhof

Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant by Francois Bloemhof Series: Agent Snoet Published by Lapa Uitgewers on Oktober 2002 Pages: 48 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Goodreads Agent Snoet, geheime agent van formaat, en sy Siamese kat, Felino, ondersoek die verdwyning van Madame Lente Langenhoven se botterdiamant. Soos met al Agent Snoet se sake, is dit uiteindelik Felino wat die skurk vastrek. Die dief is niemand anders nie as… Maar wag, so maklik gaan ons nie die antwoord verklap nie. Lees self hierdie spanningsvolle en humoristiese speurverhaal in strokiesprent-formaat om uit te vind wie nou eintlik die botterdiamant gegaps het. Die boek is geskryf deur bobaas storieverteller Francois Bloemhof en die illustrasies is deur talentvolle nuweling, Alistair Ackermann. Boek lees is nie vir almal nie. Maar vir almal is daar ‘n boek in een of ander formaat. Grafiese boeke, of strokiesverhale soos Juffrou Mareli dit nog ken, is verseker baie gewild in ons biblioteek. Net jammer ons het nie vreeslik baie van hulle nie en die paar wat ons het, word voos gelees. Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant is die enigste boek wat ons het in die Agent Snoet reeks. Dis nogals ‘n jammerte, want hierdie prettige strokiesverhaal kan verseker deur jonk en oud geniet […]

Posted August 4, 2022
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The Girl with the Whispering Shadow by D.E. Night

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow by D.E. Night

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow by D.E. Night Series: The Crowns of Croswald #2 Published by Stories Untold Press on January 3rd, 2019 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 384 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Even a secret town cannot protect Ivy from a mysterious darkness… Only hours after Ivy Lovely discovers that she is the fulfillment of the Moonsday promise, she is whisked away from her beloved school to Belzebuthe, a secret town for only those with magical blood. Ivy sets out on a mission to uncover the second facet of the Kindred Stone while eluding the Dark Queen’s wrath. But even when she’s supposed to be safe, something is shadowing Ivy. She will need all her natural-born magic and more as she battles to find the rest of the Kindred Stone and return to the Halls of Ivy. Before it’s too late… Whoosh! And we’re back from our latest thrilling visit to the Magical School of Ivy Hall. Our detour trip on the cabby through The Town, Belzebuthe, was quite the experience as well. Once again, a reminder to travel as light as possible. Can you still remember where we ended off in the first instalment, The […]

Posted June 29, 2022
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Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl Published by Puffin on 1975 Genres: Fiction, Middle Grade Pages: 205 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads “My Father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had.” Danny is brought up by his father, who is a marvelous story-teller and a genius with motorcars, kites and catching pheasants. Life is wonderful… until Danny discovers his father’s one vice. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind and incredible plot against a wicked and wealthy landowner. Can he pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. One of our favorite authors in the school’s library is, Roald Dahl. The classic author whose books have sold over 250 million copies worldwide. I so wish that Mr. Dahl could still be alive to see his dreams and aspirations for children having a love for reading, come true. “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives one a terrific advantage.”       […]

Posted June 10, 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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Trouble in Paradise (The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers #12) by Franklin W.Dixon

Trouble in Paradise (The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers #12) by Franklin W.Dixon

Trouble in Paradise by Franklin W, Dixon Series: The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers #12 on September 1st, 2006 Genres: Mystery Pages: 176 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads ATACK BRIEFING FOR AGENTS FRANK AND JOE HARDY MISSION: The son of Don Ricardo, the UN Ambassador from St. John, has gone missing — and we are sending you to locate him. LOCATION: St. John, USVI POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Esteban Calderon, the son of the ambassador, and whoever else his kidnappers have harmed. SUSPECTS: We have very few clues. The police on St. John have hit a wall in their investigation. THIS MISSION REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. THIS MESSAGE WILL BE ERASED IN FIVE SECONDS. THE HARDY BOYS MYSTERY STORIES, is a series that sure stood the test of time. It was first published in 1927 and to this day, this series and its spin-off series, The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers, are popular reads with young and old across the globe. In our little library in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, we have quite a few of The Hardy Boys books and they are very popular books with our Gr4’s and up students. Our library largely consists of donated books, so some […]

Posted April 11, 2022
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The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night

The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night

The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night Series: The Crowns of Croswald #1 Published by Stories Untold Press on July 21st, 2017 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 249 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads This is a page-turning fantasy in the tradition of fairy tales, whimsical worlds, and coming-of-age stories. The Crowns of Croswald invites young readers to explore themes of stepping into their own magic, discovering their true selves, and battling evil head-on. Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “an action-packed treat […] with a relatable heroine facing challenges in a vivid world of magic and mystery,” and called a new classic by readers, The Crowns of Croswald series is a magical romp through a fully formed universe with dragons, magical quills, potions, and mythical creatures. Ivy Lovely is 16 and she has no idea who she is—or what her powers could be. When she crosses a magical boundary, she discovers a whole new world of enchantment and mystery. Making friends that will last a lifetime—and save her life—she steps into her own abilities and discovers more about her hidden past, magical blood, and the power of Croswald’s mystical stones. But all is not well: a dark history and an […]

Posted December 11, 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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