Berg’s Book Club

Berg’s Book Club is where you can find reviews written by Shannon and LilyMay. There are two specific review categories. Fiction and Non-Fiction. Enjoy.

Bearing Disability—A New Diagnosis: Dyslexia

If you follow my blog, you may be aware that I have Spastic Right-Hemiplegia (A type of Cerebral Palsy) which I was diagnosed with from birth. A few years ago, […]

Paws and Prose: Cast – A Screenplay

Some of you may know that I am doing an MA in Writing for Performance. So at the end of the academic year, I have to produce a full screenplay […]

Bearing Disability — Swimming Class

I’ve wanted to post about this for a while now, but time has gotten the better of me. You might be able to guess from the title that it has […]

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman | Berg’s Book Club

Hi everyone, and welcome to Berg’s Book Club. Today, I am joined by a friend, Alex, who did the same undergraduate course as me. Alex has agreed to do a guest blog for Little Sea Bear on the first book of one of my favourite trilogies. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson: Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: SecretsBook Author: Jacqueline WilsonDate Published: May 2003Publisher: Corgi Genre: Children’s Fiction, RealismStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction Hello, and welcome to Berg’s Book Club—the only book club that has a polar bear assistant! With university on Christmas Break, […]

Bearing Disability: Educating Children

Many people worry about a child’s reaction to disability. A few years ago, parents wrote to the BBC about Children’s Presenter, Cerrie Burnell because of her missing limb. Parents with […]

2019 Berg’s Book Club Reading Prompts

This post is written by LilyMay and Shannon. We have been inspired by the pop-sugar reading challenge. The challenge is where you read a book that fits into one of the […]

Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson| Berg’s Book Club

Jacqueline Wilson is known, and sometimes criticised, for writing books about children in hardship. Her book, Lola Rose is no different. It touches upon the violence and unexpected situations that some young children have to deal with on a daily basis and the fear, behaviour issues and confusion that this can cause children. Jayni and Kenny are no different, confused and hurt by her dad and lost by her mother’s ill fortune, Jayni and Kenny don’t know what to do. 

Book Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (Themis Files #1)

A reblog of the book review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. The original post was written by Keeper of Pages.

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl | Berg’s Book Club

Cogheart is a children’s steampunk novel by Peter Bunzl. It follows the adventures of Lily Hartman and her friend Robert, the clockmaker’s son as they flee from danger and search for answers about Lily’s father’s disappearance. It’s a light read, probably perfect for a child around the age of ten as it has a lot of universal issues, such as death, that are dealt with in a way that a ten-year-old…

Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Reblog: A mini series review of Rick Riordan’s fantasy series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Teeth by Chele Cooke| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Teeth: The First Bite Book Author: Chele Cooke Book Series: Teeth Series Number: Book #1 Genre: Fantasy, romance, YA, vampires First Published: December 2014 Star Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hi, and welcome to […]

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: The Colour of Magic Book Author: Terry Pratchett Book Series: Discworld Series Number: Book #1/41 Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi, children’s First Published: December 1983 Star Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I had two reasons for […]

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