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The Characters from Murder at Mykenai

Before I review Murder at Mykenai by Catherine Mayo, I would like to discuss the people she is writing about. She has chosen to set the story in Bronze Age Greece and focuses on two of the main characters from … Continue reading

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Greek Mythology

As mentioned in my last post, this year is all about myths, legends and folktales. I’m going to start off with Greek Mythology but where to start? The field is huge. When I was at high school I found a … Continue reading

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NZ Children’s Book Reviews welcomes in 2014

Well, 2013 has been and gone and not one book review from me – sigh! All good intentions were blasted away with a new job, studying for a Graduate Certificate in Children’s Literature and just general busy-ness. But now we … Continue reading

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Some exciting personal news from NZ Children’s Book Reviews

Just recently I put my first children’s book, The Rose and the Daisy, on Amazon as an e-book and I wanted to let you know that it is free here until Wednesday if you would like a copy. The Rose and the … Continue reading

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New Look for NZ Children’s Book Reviews

Yes, you are still at NZ Children’s Book Reviews! Nothing has changed except for the new look. In 2013 I will be focusing on myths, legends, fairytales and fantasy so I thought the site should reflect the new focus. The … Continue reading

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NZ Children’s Book Reviews reviews “Reach” by Hugh Brown

As we approach the last day of 2012 I am writing my last review for the year. Things haven’t gone entirely to plan and I haven’t quite reached my goal of one review a month but I have done pretty … Continue reading

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NZ Children’s Book Reviews is still active!

It may look as if I’ve disappeared but what with finishing a batch of study (I now have my National Certificate in Adult Education and Training – phew what a mouthful!) and supervising NCEA exams I haven’t had time to … Continue reading

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