Hi there readers! What a week. A week’s plans for posting, reading, reviewing, and general life stuff kind of all went to pot as our entire family, yours truly included, got sick!! It has been exhausting to say the least…but hopefully we are all on the mend! Anyhow, in much more pleasant news, I am participating in the upcoming Raincoast […]
Coming up this week is the Thomas Allen & Son blog tour- with giveaway!- for Tim Johnston’s newest novel, The Current. Hope you’re able to come back on Wednesday, January 23rd, when I will be sharing my thoughts on the book and a link to a giveaway, open to Canadian residents! Please check out the other great blog stops on […]
Happy and safe holidays to all!! (I’ve shared the Last Christmas video before, but I cannot help myself, it is forever awesome. Our family may have decorated our tree listening to a Christmas mix with me giving it my all when Last Christmas came on…). Also! Don’t forget to enter the Christmas Picture Books Giveaway (open to Canadian residents until December 31st) if you haven’t yet!
Welcome to a very special post featuring a guest article from middle grade and YA author- and literacy advocate- Danica Davidson! You may have kids or teens who have read one of Danica’s sixteen middle grade and young adult novels, including the twelve popular Minecrafter books. In the summer of 2018, Danica was invited to Belgium to present a talk to […]
A look at two fun and very stylish perfect-for-baby-and-toddler items courtesy of the kind folks at Raincoast Books! First up is House: First Words Board Books, illustrated by award-winning artist Michael Slack. This box set, designed so sleekly and smartly to look like the front-face of a house, contains five small board books inside, each book representing a particular room […]
The latest wonderful bookish comic from Tom Gauld, one of my favourite cartoonists, as featured in The Guardian:
This week is the Thomas Allen & Son blog tour for Sarah McGuire’s The Flight of Swans, a middle grade novel based on The Six Swans fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm! Hope you are able to come back here on Thursday, October 18th when I will be sharing my thoughts on the book, as well as visit the other […]
As I attempt to recover from another bout of strep throat/sinus infection, please enjoy this latest from Tom Gauld. I can’t help myself. Also! Look forward to a pretty fabulous bookish giveaway coming shortly! (Hint: it features a character named Bruce).
Happy weekend and happy giveaway time! Due to generous publisher extras and finished copies, here are two recently read and beautiful titles I would like to give readers in Canada a chance to win and enjoy! The two picture books up for giveaway: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson & Rafael López Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love […]
Let’s take a dive into ILLUSTORIA magazine! Illustoria is a print magazine for creative kids & their grownups. We celebrate visual storytelling, makers and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts and activities. Our high-quality, tri-annual publication is geared toward readers ages 6–12 and the young at heart.- via ILLUSTORIA I recently had the great fortune of getting to […]