The Recruit

I received this e-book as an ARC through NetGalley. Thank you very much!

This Book (the series actually) makes for a nice Change in the world of Children’s Books, which are often either Fantasy or Realistic. Whilst this is set in our world as we know it, it is rather improbable that such an Organisation could exist. But it’s close enough to reality to remain interesting for Kids who don’t enjoy Fantasy so much.
I think Robert Muchamore has done a wonderful Job at creating this world that could be but isn’t. Each Story is unique, as is each character. Thank you very much for the treat!

A Storm Called Katrina Review

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Thank you very much!

This picture book covers the topic natural disaster and their impact on human lives, using hurricane Katrina. It was printed quite a while after Katrina struck Louisiana.

The illustrations are beautifully fitted to a children’s picture book, as well as the topic of this particular book. The Story is easy to follow for kids, but picks up on a few important aspects of life after a natural disaster hits. I don’t want to give away the story, but it basically deals with two important things: a) the aftermath of Katrina -> can be used as a basis for any other disaster striking. b) that a kid can and should be trusted to be both courageous and be able to have and follow through on useful ideas.

It’s sure to be a valuable story to help kids cope with the aftermath of a similar storm or disaster hitting as Katrina. The story is timeless and can’t be tied to a place either. For this reason, I think every bookshop and library should have this title on hand.