Book Review, Non-fiction Books

How to be Extra-Ordinary written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande & illustrated by Annabel Tempest

How to be Extra-Ordinary is a fascinating non-fiction book written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande & illustrated by Annabel Tempest. Telling the stories of 15 incredible people from around the world, this book will inspire children and adults alike. Each double-page spread features one amazing person from the last century. Some are quite recognisable, such as Sir… Continue reading How to be Extra-Ordinary written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande & illustrated by Annabel Tempest

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Scarlet & Ivy by Sophie Cleverly

My twelve-year-old daughter is currently completely immersed in the Scarlet & Ivy series by Sophie Cleverly. Recommended by a like-minded friend, she is thoroughly enjoying these stories and is reading faster than she ever has before - she can't get enough! Recently, someone asked if I had a review of the series. I didn't so… Continue reading Scarlet & Ivy by Sophie Cleverly

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook

I loved this Robin Hood style story in which an unlikely hero steals from the rich (including the tyrannical king) to help those who are struggling in the community. Is this right? Is this wrong? Will good win in the end?  Chaya, Noor and Neel have to be true to themselves to find the answers.… Continue reading The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook