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Book Review: LEGO Heroes

 

LEGO Heroes: LEGO Builders Changing Our World – One Brick At A Time

– Graham E. Hancock –

Chronicle Books

Published 16 May 2023

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I am a massive fan of LEGO, the LEGO story and how play is integral to both. We all know that LEGO can be used in many different ways and as creatively as your imagination allows, but did you know that LEGO can help make a prosthetic arm or rebuild a reef? Continue reading

Book Review: Think Like A Goat

 

Think Like A Goat: The Wildly Smart Ways Animals Communicate, Cooperate and Innovate

– Lisa Deresti Betik and Alexander Mostov (ill.) –

Kids Can Press

Published 3 October 2023

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Many people probably think that innovation and creativity is exclusively a human thing. They’d be wrong. Animals are highly innovative. Think Like A Goat invites readers to discover just how creative the animals around us are.

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Book Review: Saving Sunshine

 

Saving Sunshine

– Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan (ill.)-

First Second

Published 5 September 2023

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Another must-have graphic novel to add to your school library shelves. With themes of racism and environmental conservation, this middle-grade graphic novel is relatable and inspiring and something animal-mad young teen readers will love.

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Book Review: Wildflower Falls

 

Wildflower Falls

Denise Hunter

A Riverbend Romance #4

Thomas Nelson

Published 12 September 2023

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Okay, it’s no secret I am a massive fan of Denise Hunter. When I am looking for a read that I know will not disappoint, with great settings, characters that feel like old friends and a romance story that both keeps me captivated and uplifts at the same time, I know I can always turn to Denise Hunter. And Wildflower Falls delivers all that, plus horses. What’s not to love.

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Book Review: Creating Superfans

 

Creating Superfans: How To Turn Your Customers Into Lifelong Advocates

– Brittany Hodak –

Page Two

Published 10 January 2023

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I am always on the lookout for books that I can apply to my school library and improving services for our users. Creating Superfans is all about brand awareness and ensuring your service brings people back again and again.

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Book Review: Wild Things

 

Wild Things: How We Learn To Read and What Can Happen If We Don’t

– Sally Rippin –

Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing

Published 21 September 2022

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Wild Things is a book all teachers, librarians and parents should read. Sally Rippin writes with candour and honesty as she draws upon her knowledge as a writer, her research into reading and literacy, and her experience learning to understand her son’s dyslexia and ADHD and his challenges in the school system that failed to support his learning needs.

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Book Review: Until I Met You

 

Until I Met You

Lara VanHulzen

The Endicotts of Silver Bay #3

Tule Publishing

Published 20 July 2023

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Until I Met You was the first book I have read by Lara VanHulzen, but it certainly has not been the last. I’m very grateful to have been introduced to this writer, who consistently presents wonderful inspirational romance novels, filled with heart and relatable characters.

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Book Review: Lose You To Find Me

 

Lose You To Find Me

– Erik J. Brown –

Balzer + Bray

Published 16 May 2023

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I had really big expectations for Lose You To Find Me. All That’s Left In The World is one of my favourite books, so this second book by Erik J Brown had a lot to live up to. No pressure! It’s a very different book in many ways. Lose You To Find Me is a contemporary novel, a novel of self discovering, of growing up and making big decisions about the future, of food, friendship and first love.

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