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Sunday, 7 February 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS COLUMN FEB 6TH FOR VALENTINES DAY

South Wales Evening Post Children's Column FEB 6th SAT.

The Reading Chair is in the Weekend Section of the paper p 12


It's nearly Valentines Day so my pick of books this week has a definite love theme. First love, puppy love and unwanted love. Take your pick!!


BOOK OF THE WEEK


HOW HARD CAN LOVE BE BY HOLLY BOURNE
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
A heartwarming tale about girl power and friends who stick together through thick or thin.
Amber is spending the summer with her mum whom she hasn’t seen in two years. Battling with her abandonment issues romance blossoms with the school heartthrob, Kyle. Emotive and thought provoking this searingly honest book deals with heartbreak, step families and the biggest life lesson of all, nobody's perfect. A great addition to this strong, feminist series that will have you laughing and crying.
ISBN: 9781409591221 Usborne Publishing Ltd £7.99
5/5 Stars
 


I LOVE YOU, SPOT BY ERIC HILL
PICTURE BOOK 2+
The perfect present for your little loved ones. This sturdy heart shaped board book is a playful addition to the popular series about everyone's favourite puppy. Spot want to find the best way to say 'I Love You' in his own unique way. The bold colours will delight while inspiring children to make their own Valentines cards for friends and family using lots of paint and even a bit of sparkle.
:ISBN: 9780141363783 Penguin Books Ltd £5.99
4/5 Stars



DIRTY BERTIE: KISS! BY ALAN MACDONALD
CHILDRENS 6+

If you think Valentines is smutty, gooey and generally silly this is a story for you. Dirty Bertie, the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits, is being terrorised by the far too affectionate Angela Nicely. As if escaping from her clutches wasn't enough he has to look after a hamster and play a trumpet solo when he's never played before! What more could go wrong? Fiendishly funny this will have you rolling around in fits of laughter.

5/5 Stars



ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER BY STEPHANIE PERKINS

YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Isla is in school in Paris and has a huge crush on artist Josh. Will they find true love? Perkins really knows how to capture that moment of the first kiss and spark of passion. Whether Isla is finding a hidden balcony looking over Paris or discovering Josh secretly drawing her, heart break is never far away. This is a very romantic, clever and potent read dripping in glamour with a dollop of angst to keep things spicy. 
ISBN: 9781409581130 PB Usborne Publishing Ltd £6.99
5/5 Stars

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