Great Children’s Non-Fiction! (3)

Welcome to a new round up featuring recently read and recommended children’s non-fiction titles! Now, just a note that your library may catalogue some of these titles in non-fiction or in picture books- it really depends on how your library has decided to categorize them! Let’s begin with the fantastically beautiful and mesmerizing The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and […]

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Picture Book Review: Circle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen…and an appearance by a bear!

Review: Circle (Shapes Trilogy #3) created by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Candlewick Press/Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: March 5, 2019 by Candlewick Press Book Description: Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen deliver the final wry and resonant tale about Triangle, Square, and Circle. This book is about Circle. […]

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Great Picture Books! (23)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: let’s start with the superbly told, funny, and gorgeous Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl by Susin Nielsen (Canadian author of middle grade favourites such as No Fixed Address) and illustrator Olivia Chin Mueller which features a disdainful-to-tolerable relationship between a master cat and […]

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Picture Book Review: Goodnight, Anne by Kallie George & Geneviève Godbout

Review: Goodnight, Anne (Inspired by Anne of Green Gables) by Kallie George, illus. Geneviève Godbout Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: September 25, 2018 by Tundra Books Book Description: A beautiful bedtime picture book based on the best-selling Anne of Green Gables, introducing the irrepressible and beloved Anne to younger readers. It’s time for […]

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Review: Here to Stay by Sara Farizan

Review: Here to Stay by Sara Farizan Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Thomas Allen & Son. Thank you! Publication: September 18, 2018 by Algonquin Books Book Description: What happens when a kid who’s flown under the radar for most of high school gets pulled off the bench to make the winning basket in a varsity playoff game? If his name is […]

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Great Picture Books! (22)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: let’s start off with the deliciously screwball- and beautifully illustrated- That’s Not a Hippopotamus! by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Sarah Davis, about a class trip to the zoo that goes awry when a hippopotamus goes missing and a classmate who keeps […]

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