Reviews: The Clothesline by Orbie & The House at the End of the Road by Kari Rust

New kid’s books on the review docket! I have two lovely and wonderfully illustrated children’s titles here- from Canadian creators!- courtesy of OwlKids Books: Orbie’s The Clothesline and Kari Rust’s The House at the End of the Road. Happy reading! Author and illustrator Orbie hails from Quebec, and you may be familiar with the children’s book creator from her numerous […]

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Review: A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa by Andrea D’Aquino

Review: A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa by Andrea D’Aquino Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: September 3, 2019 by Princeton Architectural Press Book Description: Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education. […]

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Fairies versus Unicorns: Ashley Spires’ Fairy Science and Cale Atkinson’s Unicorns 101!

It’s decision time, dear readers! It’s come to a magical showdown between FAIRIES and UNICORNS! Let’s say that you’ve been asked to pick a team between fairies and unicorns…which would you choose?! Would you be Team Fairy or would you be Team Unicorn? It’s not an easy choice to make, but I have picture book help here, courtesy of Tundra […]

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Review: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Review: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Gallery Books, imprint of Simon & Schuster. Thank you! Publication: August 6, 2019 by Gallery/Scout Press. Book Description: When Rowan stumbles across an ad for a live-in nanny, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—with a staggeringly generous […]

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Review: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Review: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: May 14, 2019 by Penguin Teen Canada/Penguin Random House Canada Book Description: When Walt Whitman fan Jonathan Hopkirk and football player Adam “Kurl” Kurlansky are partnered together in a weekly pen pal assignment, they don’t expect to get much out of it. […]

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Picture Book Reviews: Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl & A Piglet Named Mercy

If you’re ready for wonderful animal-centered picture books, then hang on to your summer hat! Courtesy of Tundra Books, Candlewick Press,  and Penguin Random House Canada, I have two excellent titles for you: Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl by Susin Nielsen and Olivia Chin Mueller  and A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen. Enjoy! Life was good. Until […]

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