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Book Review: Captain Green and the Tree Machine

Book Review: Captain Green and the Tree Machine

Sundays are for Reading - Captain Green and the Tree Machine by Evelyn Bookless and Danny Deeptown You don’t need to be a superhero to save the Earth! Captain Green returns in a new eco-adventure about saving the world from deforestation, one tree at a time. Rainforest animals are calling for help, from the hornbill who has nowhere to nest and the elephant who can’t find enough fruits to eat to the orang-utans whose forest homes are being chopped down. Illustrated in a cartoonish style that hews to the bright colours and action of the superhero genre, Captain Green still...

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Book Review: Too Much Stuff

Book Review: Too Much Stuff

Sundays Are For Reading - Too Much Stuff by Emily Gravett A pair of magpie parents, who are so concerned about getting the best for their yet un-hatched eggs, fail to notice that they’ve filled their nest with too many things! Set in the same woodland universe as the picture book Tidy, this Emily Gravett book tackles the subject of clutter and waste with characteristic and gentle humour. Told in rhyme and an excellent pick for a read-out-loud story, the magpies begin their nest with the best of intentions and by taking only what is needed to construct the nest. But...

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Book Review: When Friendship Followed Me Home

Book Review: When Friendship Followed Me Home

Sundays are for Reading - When Friendship Followed Me Home  by Paul Griffin Why make friends when you’re about to move away in less than a year? In When Friendship Followed Me Home, Ben Coffin’s life changes when he meets and adopts a little dog, leading to a story of loss, connection, and being open to new experiences. A former foster child, Ben has been adopted for two years and is due to move to Florida with his mother when the school year ends. His resolve to avoid making friends and avoid the pain of parting with them at the end of...

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Book Review: Anne’s Kindred Spirits

Book Review: Anne’s Kindred Spirits

Sundays are For Reading - Anne’s Kindred Spirits Inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, a adapted by Kallie George and illustrated by Abigail Halpin Kallie George and Abigail Halpin return with a second book in the early reader series adaptation of L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. In this hardcover entry in the series, Anne Shirley and the Green Gables family learns some important lessons about lies and punishment. Anne is all aflutter over meeting Diana Barry, whom she hopes to make friends with. Readers will empathise with her worries over making a good impression on a new person in...

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