Why is My Hair Curly? by Lakshmi Iyer | Book Review

Ten-year-old Avantika is at a loss when it comes to managing her thick curls but she's not ready to cut them either, as her mother suggests. If only she had smooth straight hair like her amma, appa, and little brother, Avnish. Adopted as a little girl, Avantika wonders if her birth mother had the same curly hair. Maybe she would know how to manage it. A cheery story that explores adoption and genetics and gives young readers the courage to embrace their uniqueness.

Code Name Bananas by David Walliams | Book Review

It is 1940 and Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his day at London Zoo with one animal he loves: Gertrude, the gorilla. But with bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.

Together with his Great-Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot.

Will Eric be able to foil Hitler's plans and keep Gertrude safe at the same time?