Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Will you be my friend?

By Sam McBratney

Illustrated by Anita Jeram

ISBN 9781406351606

Walker Books

Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare are back. Reading this beautiful picture book is just like reconnecting with old friends. You know that feeling you get when you haven’t seen old friends in awhile but the minute you do, you just carry on as if no time has passed at all. That’s the feeling I got when I read this book. And like true friends, they haven’t changed at all. Both are the same wonderful hares that they were then, and are now.

With a bit of growing independence Little Nutbrown Hare goes off for a wander and exploration by himself. He discovers his own reflection and his shadow, but also something else, something very special. Little Nutbrown Hare discovers another Hare. A new friend to play with.

This is just as sweet and beautiful as when we first met the Nutbrown Hares and no doubt at all, this book will also become a classic. A perfect book to give to families with toddlers.

Anita Jeram’s illustrations are delightful, warm and just adorable.

Check out the trailer and then go get yourself a copy of this gorgeous book.

See you when I see you

By Rose Lagercrantz

Illustrated by Eva Eriksson

ISBN 9781776571307

Gecko Press


Those who have read my previous reviews about Dani and her best friend Ella will know how much I love these books. The latest book is no exception. While part of a series each book can still be thoroughly enjoyed as a stand-alone.

Dani lives alone with her dad as mum died when she was very young. It has always been the two of them but lately dad has Sadie, a nurse he met in hospital after he had an accident. The two have become very close and Dani feels a little lost and perhaps a little jealous. More so since her best friend Ella had to move away. A class trip to Skansen zoo goes wrong when Dani is separated from the rest of her class. However, a coincidence has Dani bump in to Ella who is also there on a class trip from her new school. Together, they have their own little adventure.

I love how trusting, innocent and real Dani is.  Her emotions are at times raw but real. She loves her best friend even when she disagrees with her. A book that deals with life, friendships, family and coming to terms with change. 

Delightfully illustrated by Eva Eriksson this book, like the others in the series, will be a hit for those newly independent readers reading their first chapter books. A sweet feel-good story to enjoy.









Diary of a wimpy kid Cabin Fever is coming very soon to a store near you – actually next week – November 16. It’s the latest book in the Diary of  a wimpy kid series by Jeff Kinney. But if you are a fan you will already know that.
His books and movies are all the rage and great for a laugh. His website is also very cool.

For Jacqueline Wilson fans

Posted: October 30, 2011 in Intermediate, Primary School

The longest whale song
After giving birth to Samson, Ella’s mother is left in a coma. Can a whale song like the ones Ella is learning about in school reach out and rouse her mother from the coma.

Lily alone
Lily’s mother is kind of rough and kind of loose. In fact Lily is left looking after her siblings when their mother takes off after a new man. Too young to be in charge, Lily is forced to take on much more than she should.

My sister Jodie
Pearl and Jodie are sisters. Pearl is quiet and Jodie is boisterous. But things change when they move to a new school for the summer. Just what happens to these sister and how strong are their bonds?

My sister lives on the mantelpiece
by Annabel Pitcher

There’s been so much talk about this book that I had to reserve it and have just collected it from the library today. Can’t wait to start reading it. The book trailer sets the tone for what is sure to be a good read.