Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt, illus. Joyce Wan Baby Bedtime by Mem Fox, illus. Emma Quay Surprise by Mies van Hout This Orq. by David Elliot, illus. Lori Nichols If you are looking for some wonderfully thoughtful and charming picture books, then I would recommend taking a look at these titles! Sleepyheads and Baby Bedtime are gorgeously soft and […]
Review: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson Source: ARC courtesy of Goodreads First Reads and Penguin Canada. Thank you! Expected Publication: March 10, 2015 by Dial Books Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: For fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby. For most of her twelve years, Astrid […]
Christopher Walken can fly, folks! This music video (directed by Spike Jonze!) is from 2001, can you believe it?
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam The 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures contains interconnected stories revolving around a few main characters as they go from medical school to being practicing physicians. Lam, an emergency room physician himself, writes in what I would call a very natural manner- unfussy, approachable and poised. I will say that […]
This. Song. So much gorgeousness. The melody, the lyrics, Nick Cave’s voice. There’s just something about ‘Love Letter’ that hits me at the core and makes me well up every time I hear it. I adore this song so much that, even though it was posted on my old site, I must post this video here again. I hope you enjoy.
Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin, illus. Daniel Salmieri Just look at that cover! Are you smiling yet?! Rubin & Salmieri- the team behind Secret Pizza Party and Dragons Love Tacos– have given us another totally winning and funny story. You wouldn’t think it, but monsters in La La Land are actually petrified of bubbles. There’s no way to fight […]
Picture books about friendship, love and kindness are, I think, always welcome! We get a lot of questions at our library regarding the aforementioned themes, and I’ve slowly been cultivating my list of favourites over the a number of years. Here, in no particular order, are my favourite picture books about love and friendship. (…This list could also come in […]
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman This historical fiction title was (as I remember it!) one of the more talked about titles after its release in 2012. It took me a few years to get to it- mostly because I usually hesitate when a particular novel is sold to me as a must-read. In any event, I finished The […]
I know it’s only Tuesday, but I feel a bit like Georgie boy here… I’ve made some headway into my 2015 reading challenge and read a few YA titles; I hope to have some new posts up soon!
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews I don’t think I can adequately express just how devastating, unfamiliar, and outstanding I found this novel to be. I mentioned in a previous post that I had this sitting on my shelves for far too long- I kept putting this read off, for whatever reasons. But, my goodness, I was so taken with […]