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text 2017-09-21 21:41
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Dawn and the Impossible Three - Gale Galligan,Ann M. Martin

I'm kind of uncomfortable with the colorist's palate in this book and the fact that the Japenese characters were given a literal orange-yellow skin tone.

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Conscious Parenting on the list of best personal development books for kids
Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Conscious Parenting on the list of best personal development books for kids

5 Best Personal Development Books for Kids

The five personal development books for kids that I am going to suggest you here will help you to teach your kids the most important principles and the right way of thinking that will fill their future with great possibilities.best books kids

Children have a mind that is easily influenced by what is repeatedly told to them or things that evoke strong feelings in them, and all this becomes their truth, which decides how their life is going to be shaped.

So the wisest thing parents can do to ensure a good future for their kids is to help them in building a positive mindset by telling them good stories, making them feel special and being a good example for them.

Source: zerotoinfinitude.com/5-best-personal-development-books-for-kids
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review 2017-09-21 15:03
THE BFG by Roald Dahl
Bfg;The (Pb) - ROALD DAHL

This is a re-read for me - I had to replace my read-to-death copy of the book recently and decided to read it again.

 

This is an amusing (non-politically correct) children's book about the fascinating adventures of a quirky, lovable giant, his not-so-lovable neighbours, and a little girl.  The illustrations by Quentin Blake also add to the enjoyment of this book.  The text is easy enough for a novice reader to understand (with the occasional big word) but the made-up words might prove a bit difficult, if somewhat amusing when read aloud.  The story itself is also interesting enough to keep an adults attention while he/she is reading it to the kiddies.  There are also bits of morality issues which can be discussed with the children. 

 

My edition of the book has black and white sketches, but I've seen some lovely full colour editions of Roald Dahl's books.

 

 

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review 2017-09-21 05:35
Spiders in Space
Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky

I bought the book based on the blurb thinking I had an idea of what the story was about. Well...I wasn't entirely wrong but had I known it was partly about a race of giant, intelligent spiders I probably wouldn't have picked it up because a) I really can't stand the beasts and b) it would have sounded too ridiculous for my taste. However, I started to read it and once I realised what was going on I somehow wanted to find it silly but I couldn't, I got entirely drawn in. The civilisation building was amazing - I'm always in awe of someone who can imagine something like that. It did drag a little in places but I think that was just because I wanted to find out what was going to happen. When it came to the show-down I couldn't decide who I wanted to win. It felt like a mixture of Doctor Who's Planet of the Spiders mixed with The Face of Evil episodes (yes, I am a Doctor Who fan) add some Rama to it and finish it all off with Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora and still it had a flavour all of its own. Fantastic!

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text 2017-09-19 14:32
Bingo Update! I have a row!
Children of Chaos - Greg F. Gifune
Cabal - Clive Barker
Mirror Mirror - Anthony M. Strong
Helltown - Jeremy Bates
Stalking Jack - Madison Kent

It doesn't count as Bingo because the squares haven't all been called, but I have a row completed. :D

 

 

Now the question is, which to target next? The diagonal row or the second across row? Both have three called squares. So I'm doing one from each that are fairly short and we'll see what happens next. I really want to start Dead Sea by Tim Curran for Monsters square, but it's nearly 600 pages!

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