Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Reviews – #Shortstories #Fairies D.L. Finn, #NewBooks Norah Colvin

Welcome to the Children’s Reading Room update with recent reviews for books on the shelves.

The first review is for the latest children’s book from D.L. Finn – Tree Fairies and Their Short Stories

About the book

When reality and magic meet in the forest

It’s 1969, and twelve-year-old Daniel Burns is camping in the redwood forest with his family. Danny wants to listen to his music and read, but his family has other plans. S’mores around the campfire and stories end their first day. The family is sleeping soundly in their secluded tent when Danny wakes up and finds his sister, Colette, is missing. Assuming she went to use the outhouse, he goes after her. When he finds his sister, they discover there is a thin veil between reality and fantasy. Two bonus short stories offer a glimpse into the magical world that finds Danny and Colette. These hidden beings not only share our world but have a role in protecting their forest.

One of the recent reviews for the book

marjorie mallon 5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely magical story about the forest and its friends  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 September 2021

Daniel and Colette are holidaying in the redwood forest when they discover some real fairies! This is a sweet, magical tale with an important message to impart about how important it is for us to look after our world, recycle, nurture and not be greedy like poachers (and other uncaring people,) who have no respect for nature, or the damage they can do to the natural world by their carelessness.

There are lovely descriptive passages as well as engaging dialogues of the fairies, wise talking trees, and dragonfly. And an amusing section with a kingfisher!

I particularly loved the parts with the trees (and dragonfly,) as I love redwood trees and dragonflies! Redwoods are such spectacular trees and have a special magical quality.

This is a lovely short tale with a considerable amount to say in a short magical narrative.

And there is also a lovely poem – The Little Fairies – at the beginning which I thoroughly enjoyed.  

Other children’s books by D.L. Finn and for adults in the Cafe and Bookstore

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Follow D.L. Finn: Goodreads – Connect to D.L. Finn – Website: D.L. Finn Author – Facebook: D.L. Finn Author – Twitter: @dlfinnauthor

Now time for some news… Norah Colvin has now released all her current children’s books to Amazon and they look amazing. I do suggest that with Christmas coming and being in paperback format, you might like to get your orders in early.




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About Norah Colvin


Norah Colvin is a passionate educator and writer.

She is a published educational writer and freelance author for publishers such as Jacaranda Wiley, Greygum Software, Blake Education, Pascal Press, MacMillan and ITC Publications.

She has children’s books published with Library For All, a ballad included in the Share Your Story Tell ‘Em They’re Dreaming anthology and flash fiction in the Carrot Ranch Rough Writers Anthology Vol 1. She loves to write picture books manuscripts for the six-year-old in her own and others’ hearts.

She belongs to the following writers’ groups:
Queensland Writers Centre
Book Links
Write Links
Writing NSW
Creative Kids Tales
and other Facebook writing groups.

She blogs at Norah Colvin and produces teaching resources for her educational website


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you are leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.

62 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Reviews – #Shortstories #Fairies D.L. Finn, #NewBooks Norah Colvin

  1. Thank you for including the fairies here today, Sally:) They are thrilled to visit with Norah. I did find a book to add to my Christmas gifts.

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  2. Congratulations to Denise and Nora! I’ve read Tree Fairies and Their Short Stories and found it utterly enchanting. Thank you for the introduction to Nora as well, Sally. Great share!

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  3. Always happy to see children’s authors getting attention and bringing the love of reading to kids. I’ve read books by both of these fine authors.

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