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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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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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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Review: Missing Mike by Shari Green

Review: Missing Mike by Shari Green Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Pajama Press. Thank you! Publication: May 11, 2018 by Pajama Press (in Canada) Book Description: He’s a rescue, a mutt. Maybe there’s a little golden retriever in him, although he’s not exactly pretty. He’s had a run-in with coyotes and he’s missing an eye. But Mike is eleven-year-old Cara Donovan’s […]

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Review: Knockout by K.A. Holt

Review: Knockout by K.A. Holt Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: March 6, 2018 by Chronicle Books Book Description: Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He’s fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, […]

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Review: P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy

Review: P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: March 6, 3018 by Feiwel & Friends Book Description: Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister, Cilla, away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to come back. Forbidden from speaking […]

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Review: The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray by E. Latimer

Review: The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray by E. Latimer Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: February 13, 2018 by Tundra Books Book Description: Bryony Gray is becoming famous as a painter in London art circles. But life isn’t so grand. Her uncle keeps her locked in the attic, forcing her to […]

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