SOPHIA SPARKS by ELANOR BEST
This story is such a great way to show that girls can do anything. Sophia is an inventor and her bow is the magical key to it all. Included with the book is a beautiful blue bow to wear. With help from her friends they create wonderful things. I love the rhyming text and the colours just pop out at you. If you have girls in your life between the ages of four to eight then this book is perfect. Super cool, super fun!!
Official blurb - Sophia wears her bow whenever she needs to come up with a new, dazzling invention. But one day, she can't find it! Join Sophia as she learns — through the power of mashed potato and friends — that she didn't need a bow on her head to think of brilliant things, after all.
Fun, rhyming text and Lara Ede's sweet illustrations combine to bring Sophia's world of incredible inventions to life! From glitter-fueled rockets to dancing robots, there's something in this story that will spark the imagination of every little reader who hears it.
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AMERICAN DIRT BY JEANINE CUMMINS
Starts with a bang from the very first page. Gritty, raw and very emotional. Its a story that will have you reading into the wee hours. I know there was some controversy surrounding this book when it first came out earlier this year but as a work of fiction I found it thoroughly engaging from beginning to end. Its a Yes from me and a Meh from Miss Bella who was not impressed that the bedside lamp stayed on while she was trying to slumber.
Official blurb - También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams.
Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.
Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.
Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?
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