I participated in two challenges this month, both relating to knocking down my number of NetGalley books. I seriously have way too many ARCS sitting there clogging up my Kindle App. I do have two highlights of the month! Firstly, Jacquie French liked my tweet! Secondly, I rated #3 reviewer on Goodreads for this last week!

Ratings are out of 5 stars.

BOOKS FOR ME:

RECREATION:

  • Anne of Windy Willows by L.M. Montgomery ****
  • Autumn Leaves: Chick-Lit Anthology by Samantha Bond, Carla Caruso, Laura Greaves, Georgina Penny, Katie Spain and Sandy Vaile ****
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling *****
  • Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover *****
  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover *****

ADVANCED READER COPIES:

  • Remember to Breathe by Simon Pont **
  • Speaking Well by Adam Hamilton ***
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ***

GRAPHIC NOVELS:

  • Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 3: Human Race by Fabian Nicieza ****
  • Wuthering Heights by Hilary Burningham ***

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino *****
  • Don’t Follow Me: I’m the Leader by Dave Duggan ***

VICTORIA ROSE IS READING:

MUMMA READS TO ME:

  • Amazing Alphabetical Adventures by Tony Anderson ***
  • Hairy Maclary, Shoo by Lynley Dodd *****
  • The Little Zebra Who Lost His Stripes by Jedda Robaard ****
  • Hokey Pokey by Ed Allen ****
  • Bushland Lullaby by Sally Odgers *****
  • Spot Goes to a Party by Eric Hill *****
  • The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith *****
  • 13 Words by Lemony Snicket ****
  • Jasper & Abby and the Great Australia Day Kerfuffle by Kevin Rudd ****
  • Fat Cat by James Sage ***
  • Down the Hole, Up the Tree Across the Sandhills: Running Away From the State and Daisy Bates by Edna Tantjingu Williams *****
  • The Perfect Present by Fiona Roberton ****
  • Hairy Maclary’s Bone by Lynley Dodd *****
  • Anzac Ted by Belinda Landsberry *****
  • I Am An Artist by Marta Altés ****
  • The Little Princess: I Want a Boyfriend by Tony Ross ****
  • Grumpy Grandpa by Kate Forsyth ****

DADDY TIME:

  • Hugo the Hare’s Rainy Day by Jez Alborough ****
  • Stomp by Ruth Paul ****
  • How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? By Jane Yolen ***
  • Super Swooper Dinosaur by Martin Waddell ****
  • Harry and the Dinosaurs Have a Happy Birthday by Ian Whybrow ****
  • Tip the Triceratops by Jeanette Rowe ****
  • Monstersaurus by Claire Freedman *****
  • Hush-A-Bye Bunny by Holly Surplice *****
  • Roo the Roaring Dinosaur by David Bedford *****

PLAY SCHOOL:

  • I Love to Dance by Anna Walker ****
  • Chooky-Doodle-Doo by Jan Whiten ***
  • Bears on Chairs by Shirley Parenteau ****

PLAYGROUP:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle *****

BOOKABOO:

  • The Night Pirates by Peter Harris ****
  • The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm by Paul Bright ****
  • The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt ****

BABES’N’BOOKS:

  • Peppa Pig: My Granny by Lucy Cousins ***
  • Some Mums by Nick Bland *****
  • Mermaid in Humpty Doo by Sarah Body *****
  • One Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson ***
  • People Peepers by Anna Nilsen ****
  • Something Beginning with Blue by Sally Symes ****
  • Yawn by Sally Symes ****
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. ****
  • Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle ****
  • Get Into Bed! By Virginia Miller *****
  • Eat Your Dinner by Virginia Miller *****
  • Charlie Chick by Nick Dangerfield ****
  • I Got This Hat by Jol Temple *****

OTHER:

  • Go Home, Cheeky Animals by Johanna Bell *****

 

CAI’S MAY PICKS!

November 9 & Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

So I could no decide between November 9 or Maybe Someday. They were both so brilliant, so I chose both!

 

Check out my reviews for Maybe Someday and November 9.

Check out Colleen Hoover’s Facebook page here.

Purchase Maybe Someday and November 9 on Amazon.

 

Anzac Ted by Belinda Landsberry

Anzac Ted has seen the horrors of war. Horrors that only those who were there can truly understand. He has survived but in the process he is dirty, battered and scarred and nothing can fix that. Others are scared by him and don’t know what to say.

This is a beautiful book that accurately depicts how some of the soldiers who fought for our freedom feel. It is such a clever and smart idea to give children an idea of the war through a teddy bear.

I will be buying this to add to V’s collection.

Purchase here.

 

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