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Our Feature Books of the Week!

21st Nov 2021

This Week’s Feature Books

For our younger children: The Bug Girl by Sophia Spencer.

The ‘goodreads.com’ Review

Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Sophie tells her story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs and the importance of staying true to yourself. Sophia Spencer loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder at a butterfly sanctuary when she was two-and-a-half years old.

In preschool, Sophia was thrilled to share what she knew about grasshoppers (her very favorite insects), as well as ants and fireflies but by first grade, not everyone shared her enthusiasm. Some students bullied her, and Sophia stopped talking about bugs altogether.

When Sophia's mother wrote to an entomological society looking for a bug scientist to be a pen pal for her daughter, she was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response letters, photos, and videos came flooding in. Using the hashtag BugsR4Girls, scientists tweeted hundreds of times to tell Sophia to keep up her interest in bugs and it worked! Sophia has since appeared TV to share her love of bugs with others.

Please click  here to find out more or purchase The Bug Girl!

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For our older children: The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook.

The Waterstones Review

Pitching readers into the heart of a vibrantly evoked landscape that lives and breathes from the page, The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is an adventure full of heart and courage from a dazzling new voice.

Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen's jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang?

Please click here to find out more or purchase this amazing book.