Welcome to the Children’s Reading Room with recent reviews for books for children up to 12 years old.
The first review is for Elizabeth Jade for book two of her series Akea: His Mother’s Son.
About the book
The heart-wrenching sequel to Akea – The Power of Destiny. Akea is no ordinary husky and taking her place as Wolf Queen was just the first step in the journey set out for her by the Great Wolf. Akea’s world turns upside down when humans raid their home, scattering the pack and capturing her hybrid son. Salvador struggles to adjust to a life in captivity quickly realising not everyone approves of his mother’s rise to Wolf Queen. When the Great Wolf sends him warning dreams, Salvador discovers his true purpose for being there.
One of the recent reviews for the book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 December 2020
Akea – His Mother’s Son is the second book in the series and can be read as a standalone without any problems. However these stories are so unique and heartwarming I strongly advise reading both these amazing books!
I don’t know where to begin with my review as this book has simply stolen my heart.
But let me just take a moment to say how incredibly talented Elizabeth Jade is.
When reading her books you become fully immersed in her captivating writing, soaking up the atmospheric surroundings she creates, you become a part of the story and feel every bit of emotion. It simply shines through how much passion and love she has for her characters, and how much research she does to make her characters feel authentic and real.
Salvador is a unique hybrid and has a zest for life just like his mum. You see Salvador is unique and special, it isn’t until he is captured and taken from his pack does he realise just how special he is. But can he escape and make it back to his family before it’s too late!
Salvador stole my heart as did his sister Fayth. Salvador is such a free spirit, yet kind, brave and a natural born leader. Fayth is so special her unique ability to see and sense things gave me goosebumps.
Akea – His Mother’s Son is a Thrilling, and Captivating story about Family, Pride, Survival, Fitting in, Standing up for what’s right, Love, Friendship, Strength, Courage, Determination, Joy and Working together.
This is a unique story about Akea, her family and her Pack coming together against all diversity and standing together.It was a roller coaster of emotions, joy, angst, suspense, danger, yet tender and inspiring moments all of which made one hell of a read. I devoured it in just one hour.
I can’t wait for the next installment! Would I recommend reading this book?….Without a Doubt….100% Yes!
Also by Elizabeth Jade
Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – Dramatic readings from Akea – The Power of Destiny – Youtube – Book Trailers – Youtube – Website – https://www.elizabethjade.org – Blog – Elizabeth Jade – Facebook – Akea Wolf Stories – Twitter – @akeawolfstories
The second book today is by Paul Noel for Busy Bee and the Silent Spring
About the book
Silent Spring is a follow up to Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow. In that story, Bea (Beatrice) and the inhabitants of the meadow fought off some developers who wanted to build houses all over it. In this second story the bees and many of the other creatures are starting to feel ill during the spring of that year. Some bees mention that there is a strange smell in the air, different to the normal ones that arrive with the season. Even though everything looks normal in the meadow to the people walking through it, there is an eerie silence and with Doctor Bee recommending to some of the songbirds that they rest their voices it is not hard to understand why.
The problem gets worse and some bees are found lost and confused and unable to fly so have to be rescued. Doctor Bee and her nurses become very busy treating the bumblebees, the solitary bees and many of the meadow’s other inhabitants that aren’t feeling well. On top of this all the pollinating of plants and making honey is falling behind.
None of the bees can think of what the problem might be until the resourceful Bea remembers the smell and organises with the queen and Wise Old Bee a team to search for the source. The bees discover that it is coming from the farm to the west, beyond the trees separating it from the meadow. With some special masks made by the bee engineers Bea’s team enter a dark barn to discover containers with the skull and cross bones on them plus some words they don’t understand and are too long to remember. No problem, each bee will remember a few letters each.
The bees organise a meeting of all the meadow’s inhabitants that can get there but nobody knows the meaning of the words. A fly suggests going to the village library to find out as one of the windows is always left slightly open. So one moonlit night ten bats and three owls carry the bees, some fireflies, the fly, a mouse, a discarded lighter and a tiny beeswax candle to the library where the bees learn the meaning of the words on the containers. It is very bad news. Warned by the foxes howling Bea and her team hastily leave the library leaving the tiny beeswax candle as a mystery to be solved along with some blurry photographs of the creatures returning to the meadow taken by a couple returning from the pub. These find their way to a local reporter who tries to tie together some very strange clues as to who was in the library. They all seem to point to something happening in Old Oak Meadow which has always been a very special place.
Meanwhile, back in the meadow, the inhabitants are preparing again to fight to save it. They will have to work together using all their skills and strengths. Will their plans thwart the evil farmer to the west? It will need the help of the organic farmer to the east of the meadow but how can they get him to help them?
One of the recent reviews for the book
A selection of other books by Paul Noël
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books..thanks Sally.