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emdocherty1

Joined August 2018

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Primary 5-6
Primary 5-6, 3 books
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Wrote a Review 10th February '19

Book pages Unicorn Girl
Unicorn Girl
I read it (an adult)
This book has a very sombre beginning as it starts with the funeral of Ariellas Grandmother.  To add to the changes and challenges Ariella is facing she has recently moved house and school. She is much smaller than all the other children in her class and this, along with being new means that she is an easy target for the school bully. She is also consumed with worried about her baby brother, Boo, who was born with a hole in his heart.
The story follows Ariella dealing with all of these problems, with a little help from the lost Unicorn she finds at the end of her garden. As the baby unicorn gets stronger and more confident, Ariella mirrors this in her own life and things begin to show signs of being okay. 
This is a wonderfully written book with so much detail in the characters and events that happen that really makes them seem realistic. Although touching on issues that often aren't covered in children's books, it is things that many children have to deal with and so could find comfort in reading about it. 

Unicorns are something that every child seems to love at the moment so I know that this will be a hit in the class library! 

Entered a Giveaway 9th February '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
What's Going On Inside My Head?: Starting conversations with your child about positive mental health
For Ages
5, 6, 7 & 8
No. of Copies
11
End Date
12th Feb '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 19th January '19

Book pages The Key to Flambards
The Key to Flambards
I read it to Primary 5-6 aged 8 to 11
When we were shown the cover we didn't think we would like this book as we couldn't work out what it was about. However once we started reading we really liked it. 
This story is about Grace who has lots of things happening in her life but she doesn't let that stop her. When she moves to Flambards you can tell she is happy and she finally finds things that she can do again and feel 'normal'. Some bits of this story are sad but we think it is good to have books about this as it can happen to anyone. 
The characters are very well described and you can imagine them going around the fields and house at Flambards, especially Grace and the boys. 
There is some mystery in this book as well as excitement. 

Entered a Giveaway 19th January '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
When Sadness Comes to Call
For Ages
5, 6, 7 & 8
No. of Copies
1
End Date
29th Jan '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 19th January '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
Mini Rabbit Not Lost
For Ages
1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
No. of Copies
11
End Date
22nd Jan '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom