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"Reading for pleasure has the biggest positive impact of any factor on children's life chances. It really does change their lives FOREVER! So whatever else you do – please keep reading books with kids, and encouraging them to read. There is nothing more important."
- SF Said, author of the multi-award winning Children's middle grade fiction book 'Tyger'

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The Girl Who Became a Fish written by multi-Carnegie Award nominee Polly Ho-Yen illustrated by award-winning, Sojung Kim-McCarthy (Knights Of, 2023). For ages 5+. Ita is a little girl who has moved recently to a new home with her two older bothers, mother and father. She’s very much feeling like a ‘fish out of water’ - a new school, new friends to try to make, unfamiliar roads. Lost on her way home from school one hot day, she discovers a magical stream. Ita dips her fingers in and suddenly her skin turns to scales! In a story that challenges her phobia of being in water, the safety of the magical transformation slowly builds her confidence to find her voice and to overcome her fears. A touching and relatable children’s early reader illustrated chapter book with authentically illustrated and voiced representation of East & South East Asian characters. For more Children's books recommendations you can trust:
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Picture Books For Ages 3+, Chapter Books For Ages 5-8, Chapter Books For Ages 8-11,
Poetry, Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction!

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