Great Children’s Non-Fiction! (5)

Welcome to a new round up featuring recently read and recommended children’s non-fiction titles! Just a note that your library may catalogue some of these titles in children’s non-fiction or in picture books, etc.- it really depends on how your library has decided to categorize them! “…the truth is never made of straight lines. Lives are strange. And there are […]

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Reviews: Anne’s Kindred Spirits & Kelly Hill’s Anne Board Books

Anne-with-an-e-xtravaganza time! It’s time to take a look at some utterly delightful books all inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s iconic Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables! Courtesy of my friends at Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada, I have a selection of titles on review: Anne’s Kindred Spirits, which is the second Anne Chapter Book entry by Kallie George and illustrator […]

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Picture Book Reviews: The Happiest Tree: A Story of Growing Up, Ruby’s Sword & more!

Picture book review time! I have three lovely titles on the review docket today, courtesy of my friends at Raincoast Books: Hyeon-Ju Lee‘s The Happiest Tree: A Story of Growing Up; Ruby’s Sword by Jacqueline Véissid, illustrated by Paola Zakimi; and Lola Dutch When I Grow Up by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright. Enjoy! Author and illustrator Hyeon-Ju Lee, whose […]

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Review & Giveaway! The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3: Masters of Mischief by Rachel Renée Russell

I am delighted to be hosting a fun and generous giveaway courtesy of partner Simon & Schuster! Read on for my thoughts about book three in Rachel Renée Russell‘s New York Times bestselling The Misadventures of Max Crumbly series, Masters of Mischief, as well as information on how to enter to win an awesome prize pack (open to US addresses)!  […]

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Reviews: Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai & To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

Children’s fiction review time! I want to draw attention to two wonderful children’s middle grade titles I’ve had the pleasure of recently reading: first up, courtesy of my friends at Raincoast Books is Remy Lai’s debut, Pie in the Sky; next, courtesy of the lovely folks at Penguin Random House Canada, is To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg […]

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Great Children’s Non-Fiction! (4)

Welcome to a new round up featuring recently read and recommended children’s non-fiction titles! Just a note that your library may catalogue some of these titles in children’s non-fiction or in picture books, etc.- it really depends on how your library has decided to categorize them! Let’s begin with Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael James […]

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Picture Book Reviews: How to Walk an Ant, Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure & more!

A rundown of some standout picture books I’ve had the great pleasure of recently reading!     Let’s start with author, illustrator and puppeteer Cindy Derby‘s notable debut, How to Walk an Ant, a step-by-step-with-detours-guide for, you guessed it, walking ants! Through this detailed instructional guide, readers learn that walking ants is…a messy, sometimes frustrating, sometimes…um, fatal (for the ants) […]

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