Ingo by Helen Dunmore

It's been a long time since I've sat and read a children's book cover-to-cover in a single day, but my pre-schooler and I were sick in bed today, and while he snoozed at my side, there was little else for me to do but stare at my Kindle. I'm not even sure how this book … Continue reading Ingo by Helen Dunmore

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The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler

The Tail of Emily Windsnap (2003) by Liz Kessler is a middle-grade children's novel about mermaids. Our protagonist, Emily, takes swimming lessons at her new middle school, only to discover that, when fully immersed in water, she becomes a mermaid. Now, despite the fact that she lives on a boat in a beachfront town, she … Continue reading The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler