Month: June 2019

Best New YA (Young Adult) Novels

Think you know the story of The Little Mermaid? Think again…
This is a book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.
Blurb, Amazon

The windows on all the skyscrapers are smashed . . .
No power, no lights, no people . . .
It’s a parallel New York of some kind.
Blurb, Goodreads

Great introduction to a character not many people get to know.

Mera is strong and ferocious while exuding kindness and struggling to find a way to balance her own beliefs with what she thinks is best for her kingdom.Goodreads reviewer

The Kaiser murdered Theodosia’s mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo’s country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess–a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years.Blurb, Goodreads

Kellen and Reichis have just finished fighting a duel in the desert when Kellen inadvertently smears blood on the Daroman flag – an act of treason for which the Marshals have no choice but to arrest him. Just before he’s put before the Queen to be executed, Kellen is given a strange piece of advice from one of his fellow prisoners: kill the Queen and he’ll be given clemency by those who take power.Blurb, Amazon

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Books for 4 and 5 Year Olds

Plenty of 4-5 year olds are ready to get into books. Those budding bookworms can be picky about which titles they like and which they don’t. Here are some popular books for this exciting age group.

By Audrey Penn. School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester’s fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.Blurb, Amazon

Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia’s fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi’s house is empty.Blurb, Goodreads

Told in simple rhyming verse and colourful, playful illustrations, You Are My I Love You is a tribute to the unique relationship between parents and children. Full of smiles, giggles, messes and meals, it tells the story of a truly special day in the life of parent and child.Blurb, Amazon

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lopez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.Blurb, Goodreads

This true story of an octopus escaping a tank is interesting, but I was more interested to learn all sorts of new facts about the humble octopus. If you or your kids are interested in animals, this is a really fun pick!Amazon reviewer

Written to the classic melody of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” by an expert in astrophysics, this book is the perfect introduction to the real science behind the magic of stars. Discover how stars are created, what they’re made of, and even what makes them look like they’re twinkling.Blurb, Amazon

Entertaining. A great read for young readers with a fascination with pink.Goodreads reviewer

What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.Blurb, Goodreads

Teamwork is hard.

Red, Yellow and Blue are learning to work together, but teamwork can be tricky to figure out.

Feelings get hurt when the colors leave each other out during playtime, but they don’t give up!Blurb, Amazon

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Stress-Relief Ideas for the Mind, Body and Soul

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