Must Read Monday (85): Children’s Fiction from Tracey Baptiste, Varian Johnson, Karina Yan Glaser & more!

Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction. This week is another focus on children’s fiction/middle grade literature- one of my favourite genres! […]

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Blog Tour Stop: SADIE by Courtney Summers

Welcome to one of the first stops on the Raincoast Books blog tour celebrating Canadian author Courtney Summers’ latest young adult release, the thriller Sadie! Today, the tour stops by my site and at Pop! Goes the Reader. Sadie has been gaining major momentum leading up to its release and has already received four starred reviews. Please read on for […]

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Review: The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey

Review: The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey, art by Victoria Jamieson Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada/Tundra Books. Thank you! Publication: June 19, 2018 by Tundra Books (paperback). First published 2017. Book Description: Eddie, a passionate reader and a shiny green bug, saves the school library in this funny, heartwarming tale that fans of […]

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Review: The Night Garden by Polly Horvath

Review: The Night Garden by Polly Horvath Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: September 12, 2017 by Puffin Canada Book Description: It is World War II and Franny Whitekraft lives with her parents, Sina and Old Tom, on a farm on Vancouver Island. Their peaceful life is interrupted when their neighbor, Crying Alice, begs Sina […]

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Picture Book Review: Fox and Raccoon (Juniper Hollow) by Lesley-Anne Green

Review: Fox and Raccoon (Juniper Hollow) by Lesley-Anne Green Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: June 19, 2018 by Tundra Books Book Description: The first in a new picture book series featuring sweet felted creatures and a little village you won’t soon forget! Welcome to Juniper Hollow! Meet Fox and Raccoon. They are best friends. […]

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Picture Book Review: Sun Dog by Deborah Kerbel & Suzanne Del Rizzo

Review: Sun Dog by Deborah Kerbel, illus. Suzanne Del Rizzo Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Pajama Press. Thank you! Publication: May 25, 2018 (in Canada) by Pajama Press Book Description: From Suzanne Del Rizzo, award-winning illustrator of My Beautiful Birds, and author Deborah Kerbel comes a unique story about a brave sled dog puppy’s adventures under the Arctic Circle’s midnight sun […]

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A Closer Look: Covers by Jon Klassen

Canadian writer, illustrator, and animator Jon Klassen was very recently (just a few days ago!) appointed to the Order of Canada! Known and beloved for I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat, multiple collaborations with Mac Barnett (Square, Extra Yarn), in addition to numerous other acclaimed works and memorable illustrative contributions, Klassen has also been the recipient […]

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Review: The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner & Matthew Forsythe

Review: The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner & Matthew Forsythe Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: May 8, 2018 by Chronicle Books Book Description: All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world. The ongoing efforts to […]

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