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I read this book 11th January '19

Two Sides
Author: Polly Ho-Yen Illustrator: Binny Talib
This book is about two girls named Lulu and Lenka who are best friends. That is until they break up. My favourite part is Lulu is so excited to give a present and when there are two different friends that they get along with. A beautifully illustrated story about the beauty of friendship. The colour illustrations made me whizz through the book. 

I read this book 9th December '18

The Lost Diary of Sami Star
Author: Karen McCombie Illustrator: Katie Kear
This book is about a girl called Hannah. She has two mean friends. One day she discovers a diary belonging to a girl called 'Sami Star'. The most interesting part was when Hannah had appendicitis. Also when her big sister starts to study autism because of their grandad's death.

I enjoyed this story. It was easy to read. 

I read this book 25th November '18

Yasmin Pack A of 4
Author: Saadia Faruqi Illustrator: Hatem Aly
We loved this! We both read this in one sitting. My 8 year old daughter loved this and is waiting eagerly to read the next book.

Yasmin is a delightful,intelligent girl who is definitely can be a role model for young girls. It's so important that all cultures and religions are represented in books and this book certainly does that.

I read this book 25th November '18

Yasmin the Painter
Author: Saadia Faruqi Illustrator: Hatem Aly
Yasmin is perfect as a new role model. A real, Muslim sweet girl doing ordinary things. In this story there's an art competition but she's not very good at art.

A lovely chapter book for beginner readers and more confident readers.

I read this book 10th November '18

Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon
Author: Sally Gardner Illustrator: Nick Maland
This magical story is about a young girl called Betsy, her father and her mermaid mother. She goes on a trip with a famous magician called Mr Tiger who is a tiger. My favourite part was when the Princess Toad was telling a story about Gongalong Island and also when Iven decided to call himself 'Ivan the Bold'.