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Territory by Judy Nunn reviewed by Jill Smith©Feb21

Book Review by Jill Smith©Feb21 Title: Territory Author: Judy Nunn Publisher: Arrow – Random House This is cracking yarn, full of the history of our beautiful country particularly Darwin and the majestic Northern Territory. I love the way Judy Nunn creates characters who are worthy of love and worthy of hate yet appear to the… Continue reading Territory by Judy Nunn reviewed by Jill Smith©Feb21

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Song Bird – Superhero Book Review by Jill Smith

Song Bird Book Giveaway UPDATE

Let’s celebrate the release of Song Bird Superhero by Karen Tyrrell on Amazon. Comment below to win a FREE SIGNED COPY of Song Bird. Giveaway closes on October 20.

Good luck JILL

karen-t-songbirdBook Review by Jill Smith©Sept16

Title: Song Bird – Superhero

Author: Karen Tyrrell

Publisher: Digital Future Press

Rosella Ava Bird dreams of flying. Will she ever do it? They’d just moved to a new home and she would be starting school nearby. Her new neighbor Frank Furter is mean to her. He points laser light at her and laughs when her flying inventions crash.

Her mum is a health and safety person and obsessed with keeping everyone away from danger. Friends at her old school called her mother hen because her mum fusses over her family. Especially Rosie, because she keeps building flying machines and other things that don’t work. Her dad cooks great breakfasts, and has an embarrassing car horn. He bans her from making anymore flying machines. Disaster!song-bird-out-now

Her sister and brother are both named after birds too.  Little brother Robin and big sister Raven. They start at their new schools the same day as Rosie.

Rosie loves superheroes and longs to be just like them. She watches the news for their acts of heroism. She has posters of her favourite inventors and flyers on her wall. She also loves to sing. Whenever she needs to be a bit braver she sings a song to herself. When she gets ready to go to her new school she packs her lunch in a bag with flying stickers on it.

Once she starts school she her dreams become very realistic. Sometimes they become nightmares with Frank Furter in them. He is in her grade and he turns out to be the bully at her new school. Will she fit in?ktyrrell-songbird-cover

The rules at the new school don’t make it easy;

DO NOT MAKE A SOUND,

DO NOT CREATE A MESS,

DO NOT BREAK A THING.

Even though things go wrong from the first day. Rosie makes friends and the School Science Fair gives her a project to be excited about. Maybe she could make something that will make the other kids like her. That’s if she’s able to enter it.

Her new teacher, Miss Darling, encourages her not to give up. Rosie starts to believe in herself. She discovers her voice can lift her off the ground. It’s amazing and causes her trouble too. When things go wrong at the science fair Rosie saves the day.

This is another great story of self-empowerment for children by Karen Tyrrell.song-bird-out-nowI’m sure it will go well with all her other books for children. I’ll be giving a copy to my granddaughters to read. I look forward to seeing more about how she came to write this book in the blog tour.

Great offer…Karen Tyrrell gives you this too :-

FREE Teacher Resources and kids activities for Song Bird.

Includes STEM science, creative writing, flying history, art, craft, maths, literacy, drama, social skills and bully prevention. Download HERE.

http://www.karentyrrell.com/free-teacher-resources-free-kids-activities/

Song Bird Superhero by Karen Tyrrell is now available on Amazon HERE

Song Bird Book Giveaway

Let’s celebrate the release of Song Bird Superhero by Karen Tyrrell on Amazon. Comment below to win a FREE SIGNED COPY of Song Bird. Giveaway closes on October 20.

Good luck JILL

Answer this question: Why do you want to win a copy of Song Bird Superhero?

Please answer with a Comment on my blog or go to http://www.karentyrrell.com/

 

 

 

 

Here is the best link to Song Bird Superhero on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com.Song-Bird-Superhero-Karen-Tyrrell/dp/0994302169/

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ktyrrell-songbird-coverBook Review by Jill Smith©Sept16

Title: Song Bird – Superhero

Author: Karen Tyrrell

Publisher: Digital Future Press

Rosella Ava Bird dreams of flying. Will she ever do it? They’d just moved to a new home and she would be starting school nearby. Her new neighbor Frank Furter is mean to her. He points laser light at her and laughs when her flying inventions crash.

Her mum is a health and safety person and obsessed with keeping everyone away from danger. Friends at her old school called her mother hen because her mum fusses over her family. Especially Rosie, because she keeps building flying machines and other things that don’t work. Her dad cooks great breakfasts, and has an embarrassing car horn. He bans her from making anymore flying machines. Disaster!

Her sister and brother are both named after birds too.  Little brother Robin and big sister Raven. They start at their new…

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Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody reviewed by Jill Smith©Sep15

Elspeth Gordie lived in fear. She did not make friends, and kept to herself. The Herders ruled the land. An orphan, sent to gather white stick, a poison from the Great White left by the Beforetimers. Once cleansed, the white stick, became sleeping potions, or potent medicines, prepared by the Herders. Her brother Jess had once been close… Continue reading Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody reviewed by Jill Smith©Sep15

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Adem Besim book My Unforgettable Year Blog tour…

Book Review by Jill Smith©Nov14 Title: My Unforgettable Year Author: Adem Besim Publisher: Morris Publishing Australia  https://authorjillsmith.wordpress.com/book-reviews-childrensyas-older/   This coming of age story is told from 17 year old Nathan Thompson’s viewpoint. He has grown up in the small Victorian town of Kyabram. He is the town football hero. He and his friends are going… Continue reading Adem Besim book My Unforgettable Year Blog tour…