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Was read to me 28th February '19

Two Sides
Author: Polly Ho-Yen Illustrator: Binny Talib
Lula and Lenka have been best friends since they were born. Their characters were totally different but it didn't matter until their friendship was spoilt by a little argument. They had to find the way to sort the problem and it wasn't easy.
What a wonderful story with a fantastic message. Not only are the illustrations really sweet and amazing but also the morale to the story is easy enough for my 6 year old to understand and learn from. It's brilliantly written and got the message through exceptionally well.The book is solid, great quality so can be a great gift! My daughter chooses it as a bed time book which is the best recommendation.

Was read to me 17th February '19

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders
Author: Kate Pankhurst Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst
Beautifully illustrated book in a contemporary style that appeals to adults, young adults and children alike. Fascinating stories of great women and their breakthrough, challenges and achievements!
It really is an inspirational book for young girls, featuring a huge variety of women who have excelled in different fields. My daughter's favourite one is Dr James Barry - she said it was so cheeky of her to pretend a boy.
It's a brilliant book - good introduction to some very famous and unfortunately not so well known women.

Was read to me 13th January '19

Florence and the Mischievous Kitten
Author: Megan Rix
‘Florence and the Mischievous Kitten' is a story of two poor sisters who tragically lost their parents. One day the younger sister, Beth found a very sweet kitten which belonged to famous Florence Nightingale. Both ladies from ‘different’ worlds met and changed each others lives.
It was so heart warming story. Daisy is such a  likable character and the story is written in such great way that the book is . . . well, simply great.
My daughter is 6 and has just started enjoying chapters of stories at bedtime. She absolutely loves this book. It is fabulous introduction for children interested in history of remarkable Florence Nightingale. She is a nursing icon, a lady far ahead of her time, not afraid to step out of her societal realms. The glossary  at the back of the book is very helpful, providing important dates /names in Nightingale's life. This book really exceeded my expectations.
It is fantastic and I would like to say well done Megan Fox!

Was read to me 5th January '19

The Almost Animals
Author: Hugh Holman
A unique approach to animals, written in an easy-to-read format that kids will enjoy. Angle, the young crocogator feels that she doesn't belong to Nowhere - a place which has been her home since she remembers. She feels unwelcomed and she hopes to find a better place to live. During her trip she discovers the power of friendship and the meaning of the ‘real home / family’.
Incredibly clever and engaging book. My daughter loves to create new names now - not only for animals but also for other objects around us. It’s a lovely book that will be cherished for many years. You need to read this book if you want to become kinder and more perceptive towards others.

Was read to me 14th December '18

1001 Things to Spot at Christmas
Author: Alex Frith Illustrator: Teri Gower
These 1001 book is fantastic, the illustrations are wonderful and my daughter loves it!
It's very colourful and kept her interested by finding and counting the christmassy things - she also learnt many new words.