Conspiracy 365: January
“They killed your father, they’ll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days!”
This book and the six other books that make up this classic series will be enjoyed again and again by children and adults for all ages.
The Key to Rondo
His cousin, Mimi, is known for being bratty and irresponsible. That’s why the two of them normally do not get on.
So when they’re both pulled into the magical world of Rondo that exists inside Leo’s old music box, Leo knows he must be the one to get them out of there, unhurt. Mimi refuses to leave until she finds her dog that the mysterious, evil Blue Queen has stolen, and Leo refuses to leave without Mimi.
With them both wandering around in the magical world of Rondo they’re sure to run into adventure.
I found myself unable to put this book down until I had read it, cover to cover, and I recommend it to readers aged 10-14.
An exciting adventure by the best-selling author of the Deltora Quest series.
Some other books by Emily Rodda are:
• Finders Keeper
• The Time Keeper
• Rowan of Rin series
• The Wizard of Rondo ( the sequel)
Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter
By Adeline Yen Mah
In an ancient Arab nation, one woman dares to be different.
Some other books by Barbara Cohen are:
• Canterbury Tales
The Prince is not at all sure where he is, who he is, and what he is supposed to be doing. He has no idea about anything in the strange world that is ‘simply here’. All he knows is that he is in a land where strange characters such as Mad Witches, Bezzles, Buzzles, and Beezles roam around and horses talk (however much they deny it.)
Tanith Lee has written over 50 novels, among them the best-selling Flat Earth series. Some of her other series are-
• Castle of Dark
• Secret Book of Paradys
• Claidi Journals
• Novels of Vis
Diana Wynn Jones
Suddenly, the Sykes family is caught in the middle of wizard’s battle for power, and only Howard can save them!
This is a book with plenty of twists and surprises where nothing is as it seems.
• Howl’s Moving Castle Series
• The Eight Days of Luke
• The Power of the Three
Anastasia on Her Own
“Think you could manage this household if you had a carefully thought-out non-sexist housekeeping schedule?” her mother asked.
“Of course,” Anastasia said. “Organized housekeeping is ridiculously easy, once you have a schedule.”
• The Anastasia Krupnik Series
• The Sam Krupnik Series
• The Giver
• A Summer to Die
The Family Nobody Wanted
By Helen Doss
“A little girl,” I said. “Donny’s such a sociable little boy. He ought to have a little sister.”
“Oh no,” Carl groaned. “Give my wife an inch and she wants a mile.”
“I don’t want a mile. I just want one more little baby.”
‘The Family Nobody Wanted’ is about how she adopted and loved not one, but twelve children, of many different races and colour.
Helen reveals, through skilful and sincere touches, the astonishing story of how a family, though different, can come together, no matter the circumstances.
I read and reread this story a number of times because I love the genuine and humorous tales that fill the pages.
This biography is a matchless adventure that will be enjoyed exceedingly by ages eleven and older.
The Secret Life of Henry VIII
By Bob Fowke
King Henry VIII is well known for having six wives, this book is about things that he isn’t known for. It’s about his secret life.
For instance, did you know:
• When he finally divorced Catherine of Aragon, he dressed up in yellow, danced, and partied for days.
This book will tell you, not only these facts, but many more than you will not know about Henry VIII.
This is a fantastic book for ages nine to twelve. This age group will enjoy learning about the Tudor times through clever cartoons and witty stories.
The other books in this series are ‘The Secret Life of Elizabeth I’, ‘The Secret Life of Victoria’, and Bob Fowke has written many other historical books for children.