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Podcast Episode #58 – Christmas is Coming

Podcast Episode #58 – Christmas is Coming

Welcome to the fifty-eighth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni. In this episode, we discuss some exciting news, and we recommend some books to buy for Christmas presents this year. We also discuss what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to recently. This… Read more »

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Q&A and Giveaway: A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

Q&A and Giveaway: A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls is a beautiful story about a young boy dealing with his mother’s illness and impending loss. The film, starring Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones, was originally released in other countries much earlier in the year, but here in Australia it’s finally getting a… Read more »

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Review: Elizabeth and Zenobia, Jessica Miller

Review: Elizabeth and Zenobia, Jessica Miller

When Elizabeth’s mother runs away, Elizabeth and her father move to his childhood home of Witheringe House, along with Elizabeth’s friend Zenobia, even though her father insists she’s too old for an imaginary friend. When they arrive at Witheringe House, Zenobia insists that it is the perfect place for a… Read more »

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Kids Corner: A Chapter or Two

Kids Corner: A Chapter or Two

It’s getting towards that time of year when we have to start thinking about gifts for all the little people in our lives, and what better thing to find under the tree than… a book! We’ve been reading early chapter books to my bigger little scallywag at bedtime for a… Read more »

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Review: The Copper Gauntlet, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Review: The Copper Gauntlet, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Callum Hunt and his Chaos-ridden wolf Havoc are about to head back to the Magisterium school for his second year. This time, Call is harbouring a terrible secret about himself, and throughout this book Call struggles to come to terms with his feelings about, well, pretty much everything. With proper fourteen-year-old… Read more »

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Review: Jinx’s Fire, Sage Blackwood

Review: Jinx’s Fire, Sage Blackwood

The battle for the Urwald is drawing in, with enemies on all sides. Jinx, now a powerful fourteen-year-old wizard, is currently trying to convince the various inhabitants of the enormous forest to group together and form an independent nation, while at the same time work out what the evil Bonemaster… Read more »

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Review: Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

Review: Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

– A beautifully written middle-grade book, but the story was fairly simple. Twig and her mother live in the small town of Sidwell, where there are rumours of a monster lurking. Twig keeps the monster a secret – it’s her brother, James. Twig is forbidden to visit the new family next… Read more »

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Review: Pennyroyal Academy, MA Larson

Review: Pennyroyal Academy, MA Larson

A young girl is lost in an enchanted forest, her only idea of where to go a flyer depicting a princess of the Pennyroyal Academy. The academy is taking in all sorts of boys and girls and training them to be princesses and knights, just like the famous Princess Cinderella and… Read more »

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