Why I Like My KOBO MINI

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Today instead of writing about a book I’ll tell you why I like my KOBO MINI!! Here are a few reasons I like my KOBO MINI.

  1. It’s small: It can fit in my pocket and in my purse so you can take it with you. It’s also very light.
  2. My mom can buy and borrow books for me:  When my mom borrows books for me I have to read them fast. I read fast though so I like it. When my mom buys book for me they’re on sale or she can’t find them in print.
  3. Finally you can read books that haven’t been published yet from Netgalley if you are a blogger, like me!

Here’s a photo of a KOBO and a KOBO MINI:

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Book Review – Sports Books – WICKET SEASON

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WICKET SEASONToday I’m starting a new set of reviews all about sports books.

The title of the first book is WICKET SEASON. The author is my mother, Gabrielle Prendergast. The genre of the book is sports.I wanted to read this book because I like cricket. Cricket is a sport. I had a little cricket hat and always said “hit a six, dada!” because he plays cricket.

This is how Goodreads describes it:

“In Winnipeg, Harry was a cricket star. With few West Indians in the community and few people who played the sport, he always stood out from the crowd. But when he moves to Toronto’s Little Jamaica to stay with his grandfather, Harry is suddenly just another West Indian kid who loves cricket. There are even girls who are more talented than him.

Not Out

Harry is determined to make the cricket team at his new school, but he’ll really have to step up his game. To prove his commitment to the sport, he volunteers to coach Kanga cricket – cricket for beginners, akin to little league baseball. At first, all he wants to do is impress the coach. But soon, Harry realizes that being a part of a bigger community can be more rewarding than standing out on your own.”

I liked that each chapter started with a tweet or email etc. I felt connected to the book because my mom dedicated it to me! Anybody who likes cricket will enjoy this because it’s about cricket. And lots of other people because they’ll find out what it is.

Next I want to read another cricket book from the same series: NOT OUT by Dirk McLean.

MMGM:WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME by Kimberley Griffiths Little

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Marvelous Middle Grade Monday is a meme started by Shannon Messenger to celebrate middle grade books. This week I’m looking at WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME by Kimberley Griffiths Little

When the Butterflies CameIt’s about Tara Doucet and her sister Riley Doucet who find a set of keys that lead to great adventures with magic butterflies, and a search for the truth about their grandmother’s death.

Here’s what Goodreads says:

Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But in reality, Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mother is depressed and distant, and she and her sister Riley can’t seem to agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara just knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve.

A strange butler brings Tara and Riley to Grammy Claire’s house, where Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire herself. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the clues more difficult to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to mortal danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful islands of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all — one that will change her life forever.

My favorite character in this book was Tara Doucet because she was the hero who saves the butterflies because they are in danger. I liked this book because it makes you feel more protective to butterflies. It can be a scary but it’s also cool. You should read this book because it makes you feel good about butterflies so you do not squash them because they have feelings too.

WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME will be published by Scholastic on April 1st. No fooling! Mom got an ARC of this at ALA.