Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth

‘Bernice Peppercorn’s imagination fills her mind and her notebooks with adventure and intrigue‘ (From the back cover of Bernice Takes A Plunge.) When our Tedettes saw the cover of this book they just HAD to read it. On the back cover are some of their favourite words, ‘imagination’, ‘notebooks’, ‘adventure’ and ‘intrigue’; and on theContinue reading “Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth”

Tell Me A Story, Babushka, by Carola Schmidt

“Would you like a story about a princess, Karina?” “Maybe one of those stories about a princess and monsters, Baba.” The direction Baba’s story takes surprises herself as well as her granddaughter. This folk tale ‘about memories and families’ begins with a lovely cottage in the Ukraine and a little girl ‘poor of money butContinue reading “Tell Me A Story, Babushka, by Carola Schmidt”

Chubbys Tale, The True Story of a Teddy Bear Who Beat Cancer, by Carola Schmidt

Mawson’s Guardian Mark is proud to talk today about a bear so brave that all of Mawson’s friends are very impressed. On reading Chubby’s Tale this Guardian learned things about leukemia treatment he didn’t know. It’s a grand book for children who have this sickness (and their bears). It’s also very helpful for the Grownups whoContinue reading “Chubbys Tale, The True Story of a Teddy Bear Who Beat Cancer, by Carola Schmidt”

Someone Brave Has Got To Do It: Lots of Brave Someones

Scotland the Brave: ‘Mawson, Mawson’. Mawson: ‘Oh hello, Scotty. What a nice day. I was just writing down little ponders and things and ..’ Scotland the Brave: ‘I’m not happy, Mawson. Not happy at all. Things aren’t Right.’ Mawson: ‘Err Things? Not umm .. Right? But umm ..’ Scotland the Brave: ‘So I’m going outContinue reading “Someone Brave Has Got To Do It: Lots of Brave Someones”