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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Picture Book Review: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson & Rafael López

Review: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Rafael López Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: August 28, 2018 by Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Young Readers Group Book Description: National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book […]

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Spotlight on ILLUSTORIA Magazine!

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 […]

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Picture Book Review: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell & Corinna Luyken

Review: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell & Corinna Luyken Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: August 14, 2018 by Dial Books Book Description: A classic in the making, this heartwarming story about empathy and imagination is one that families will treasure for years to come. Adrian Simcox tells anyone who […]

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Must Read Monday (84): Children’s Fiction from Nikki Grimes, Charis Cotter, Torrey Maldonado & 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. Slightly late posting this edition, but too many great children’s fiction/middle grade titles to pass […]

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Great Picture Books! (17)

Yes, another round-up of terrific books recently read! My three year old is zipping through the last few weeks of our library’s summer reading club program so there are even more books than usual surrounding us at home! It’s been the biggest joy discovering and reading new books with her (as well as rediscovering some older favourites). My daughter has […]

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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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