Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Paper Crane

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Paper Crane   The Last Paper Crane Written by Kerry Drewery pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: April 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): One thousand paper cranes to achieve your heart’s desire. 1945, Hiroshima: Ichiro is a teenage boy relaxing at home with his friend Hiro. Moments later there…

Book Review: An Illusion of Thieves

Book Review: An Illusion of Thieves   Illusion of Thieves Written by Cate Glass 348 pages Published by Tor Books Publication date: 21st May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): In Cantagna, being a sorcerer is a death sentence. Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings…

Six for Sunday: Witchy Books

Six for Sunday: Witchy Books   It is no secret that I love books about witches – here are a few that you could read on this Hallowe’en weekend! I have listed three for younger readers and three for older readers, but there are a lot more recommendations that I would love to give! The…

Book Review: It’s a No-Money Day

Book Review: It’s a No-Money Day   It’s a No-Money Day Written and illustrated by Kate Milner 32 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th October Summary (from Barrington Stoke): A gentle, poignant and powerful exploration of foodbanks and life below the poverty line, from the Klaus Flugge Prize-winning creator of My Name is Not Refugee….

Waiting on Wednesday: Seven Deadly Shadows

Waiting on Wednesday: Seven Deadly Shadows   Seven Deadly Shadows Written by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani ? pages Published by Harper Collins Publication date: 28th January 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Kira Fujikawa has always been a girl on the fringe. Bullied by her peers and ignored by her parents, the only place Kira’s…

Book Review: All The Things We Never Said

Book Review: All The Things We Never Said All The Things We Never Said Written by Yasmin Rahman 448 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: July 2019 Summary ( from Goodreads): 16-year-old Mehreen Miah’s anxiety and depression, or ‘Chaos’, as she calls it, has taken over her life, to the point where she…

Book Review: Together We Can

Book Review: Together We Can Together We Can Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Ali Pye 32 pages Published by Scholastic UK Publication date: 1st August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The perfect picture book celebrating friendship, compassion, diversity and togetherness in the world. Our friends are all different, but one thing is true, each one…

Waiting on Wednesday: Butterfly Yellow

Waiting on Wednesday: Butterfly Yellow Butterfly Yellow Written by Thanha Lai 304 pages Published by Harper Collins Publication date: 3rd September 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split…

Waiting on Wednesday: Harley in the Sky

Waiting on Wednesday: Harley in the Sky Harley in the Sky Written by Akemi Dawn Bowman ? pages Published by Simon Pulse Publication date: 10th March 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas,…

Library Loot: Bravery, Love and Loneliness

Library Loot: Bravery, Love and Loneliness   I’ve missed posting for a few weeks, but I have still been borrowing and reading lots of books from my library. Here’s what I picked up this week: Whispers in the Graveyard by Theresa Breslin They want me to join them. All I have to do is to…

Year of the Asian Readathon – Halfway through progress check!

Year of the Asian Readathon – halfway through progress check!   So, way back in January I signed up to this readathon for three reasons: I believe that we should all be reading more diverse books #weneeddiversebooks I have lived in several countries in East Asia (China, Japan, Vietnam) and speak the languages too. I…