Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider #8)

Crocodile Tears by Anthony HorowitzCrocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: 2009
Publisher: Puffin Books
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action


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It’s just another day in the life of an average kid. If you’re Alex Rider, that is. A con artist has realized there is big money in charity: the bigger the disaster, the greater the money flow! So that is what he will produce: the biggest disaster known to man, all thanks to genetically modified corn that can release a virus so potent it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. But Alex Rider will face whatever it takes – gunfire, explosions, hand-to-hand combat with mercenaries – to bring down his most dangerous adversary yet.

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Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day

Image result for chirri & chirra the snowy dayThe Snowy Day by Kaya Doi

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: September 26th, 2017
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Recommended Age: 4+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals, Environment


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Chirri and Chirra travel into the heart of an ice palace, where they discover all sorts of wonderful sights!

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The Only Lonely Panda – Jonny Lambert

34551042The Only Lonely Panda by Jonny Lambert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: September 1st, 2017
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals


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Panda is lonely. One day, he sees another panda and wants to make friends, but he doesn’t know how to do it. He watches the flamingos make friends by dancing together, so he tries dancing-but that doesn’t work. Then he sees lemurs bouncing and leaping together, so he tries bouncing and leaping-that doesn’t work, either. Will he ever figure out a way to make a friend? Continue reading

Tiger Tiger – Jonny Lambert

33534037Tiger Tiger by Jonny Lambert

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: March 1st, 2017
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals


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Tiger is left in charge of Cub, and he’s not exactly happy about it. Cub is full of energy and wants to play and explore. As they scamper through the jungle, Cub sees all kinds of wonderful things. Could Cubs excitement be just what the older tiger needs? Continue reading