The Kooky Kids’ Club by Robbie Yates @robbie_b_yates @Shalini_G26 #bookreview

Happy Saturday bibliophiles!

A little late to the party on this one, but I am super excited to share with you today my review for this kooky story! Many thanks to lovely Shalini for my invitation to the tour and to Robbie Yates for his wonderful words!🥳

About the Book

Maxine is smart, quirky, and a bit of a misfit. One day, she receives a mysterious invitation to a meeting of the “Kooky Kids’ Club.”

Things are looking bright. It’s nice to finally have a real group of friends. Then Maxine’s teacher disappears.

Maxine doesn’t know what happened to her beloved teacher, or how she can help. But if anybody has the smarts to help Miss Thompson, it’s Maxine and the Kooky Kids’ Club…

This quirky chapter book is for the best kind of kids—the ones who are a little bit kooky!

My Thoughts

A fun well told story perfect for anyone who has ever felt a little quirky, a little peculiar, a little kooky!

Do you ever wish you could go back and tell your 10-year-old self that someday you won’t care as much what everybody else thinks? Admittedly I’m almost 50 and I’m still working on this, but wow I’ve come along way since my tweens! I was so all consumed with what everyone else thought and trying to fit in, a book like this would have been helpful in my life…. my kids fortunately have already made it through these awkward years… otherwise I’d for sure advise them to read this delightful story that will make you feel as though it’s pretty darn cool to be kooky!

Maxine is smart but a little unsure of herself, so when she receives an invitation to the Kooky Kids’ club she is quite excited… finally friends other kids that are just a little bit kooky like her! Loved the club aspect of the story, when I was young I was forever trying to start clubs in elementary school…. when a beloved teacher goes missing, Maxine is convinced that she and the other members of the club are perfect candidates to solve the mystery…. so where is the teacher? And will the club save the day? Well you’re going to need to read this book to find that out!

Such a wonderful story Full of humor and a wonderful message… if there is a tween in your life I’d add this book to your Christmas shopping list!

*** many thanks to Robbie Yates and Shalini for my copy of this book ***

Author Bio

Robbie Yates is an author from Melbourne, Australia. He likes cocoa, cheeky poetry, and eating all of the red jellybeans before anybody else can get to them.

In his free time, Robbie likes to read ridiculous and wacky kids’ fiction. He also likes practical jokes and terrible puns.

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Have a kooks day! Berit☀️✨

Josie James and the Teardrops of Summer by Lily Mae Walters @LilyMaeWalters @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy hump day all!

Something a little different today for you all I read and reviewed a MG Fantasy and thoroughly enjoyed it! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to this tour and to Lily Mae Walters for her charming story💛

Josie James and the Teardrops of Summer Blog TourJosie James is an ordinary 13 year old until something extraordinary happens during her summer holidays.

Whist staying at her Great Grandmother’s cottage in the country she finds herself swept into the cursed world of Suncroft where it is perpetual winter.

Her new friends believe she could be the Chosen One who it is foretold will lift the curse, but there are more pressing matters.

The Teardrops of Summer – magical crystals that render the owner immortal – have been stolen.  Along with her telepathic husky-dog Protector Asher and her new friends, Josie must race to find the Teardrops and prevent catastrophe for their world.

My Thoughts

This was a fun magical MG Fantasy book! I am neither a middle greater or a huge fan of the fantasy genre, but I found this a very enjoyable read… filled with all the magic and enthusiasm that I think would draw a child between the ages of 8-12 in…. heck it drew me in! and if my kids were 10 years younger I would have absolutely read this with them… it is books like this that turn kids into readers!

Josie is a charming, brave, and empathetic enthusiastic girl… loved her and if I were a girl of 12 I would want to be her! The world building in this book was imaginative and interesting, but very easy to understand… perhaps I should keep my fantasy reads to the MG level… loved the mystery and the message… I found this to be an extremely compelling Red and I think the target audience for this book will absolutely love it! Also like the fact that there are quite a few more books in the series with Josie aging a year with every book, curious to eventually meet 18-year-old Josie!


Author Bio

Lily Mae Walters chose her pen name in honour of her beloved grandparents who also stare in the Josie James series.

She is married with two teenage children, and two huskies that are the inspiration behind Murphy and Asher in the books.

Lily Mae lives in Nuneaton, England and finds herself using local  places and even her old school in her stories.

Family and friends mean the world to Lily Mae and many will find themselves popping up throughout the series.

Lily Mae also writes for adults under the name of Florence Keeling.

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