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Pandora, The Everywhere Bear, Under the Umbrella and other beautiful picture books reviewed at Book Time

I read so many fabulous and absolutely beautiful picture books this month. Pandora by Victoria Turnbull ($23.99, Raincoast Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is so exceptionally beautiful. As soon as I pulled it out of the box of books from Raincoast,... Continue Reading →

DK’s Woodland and Forest is a perfect book to take when exploring nature this Earth Day and always

For a little book, DK's Woodland and Forest ($11.99) is packed full of information. From explaining what a forest is and where they can be found (they cover about a third of the Earth's surface, and no two forests are... Continue Reading →

DK Books makes it easy to learn What’s Really Happening to Our Planet just in time for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day Saturday, April 22, DK Books asks What's Really Happening To Our Planet? and offers The Facts Simply Explained ($19.95). I found the book by Tony Juniper quite depressing, and likely shouldn't have read it... Continue Reading →

Young adult blog tour coming to Book Time: True North author L.E. Sterling to guest blog April 28

I was honoured when Raincoast Books asked me if I wanted to participate in a blog tour to promote Toronto resident's L.E. Sterling's latest book True North, the sequel in the planned True Blood trilogy. Sterling's guest blog post will... Continue Reading →

Cindy Anstey talks Regency period, travel, the Swoon Reads community, writing and Duels & Deceptions

Nova Scotia author Cindy Anstey's latest book Duels & Deceptions ($15.99, Raincoast Books, Swoon Reads) came out earlier this month, and I had the pleasure of asking the author a number of questions about her characters, her writing process and... Continue Reading →

What are you going to read during April’s #readingwithoutwalls challenge by comic book author Gene Luen Yang?

Kwame Alexander's Booked, about a soccer-playing teen written in a variety of poetry styles or The Playbook, a book of quotes and rules to live by; Jeff Garvin's Symptoms of Being Human, a chapter book about Reilly, who is gender... Continue Reading →

Such Small Hands by Spanish author Andres Barba offers a bizarre look at grief, loss and a desire for acceptance

Such Small Hands might be one of the most bizarre books I have read this year. The reviews on the back of this book by Spanish writer Andres Barba ($22.95, Publishers Group Canada , Transit Books) call it a masterpiece and... Continue Reading →

Learn all about our planet in time for Earth Day with DK Book’s Utterly Amazing Earth

Apparently going to the bathroom can wait – particularly if you are presented with an Utterly Amazing DK book. This happened last night when my eight year old came home from school and I handed him Utterly Amazing Earth ($24.99,... Continue Reading →

Learning more about the beasts found within Harry Potter’s world thanks to Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I was super excited when I read on the Raincoast Books website that there was going to be a re-release of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (JK Rowling, $26.99, Raincoast Books, Bloomsbury). I am a huge... Continue Reading →

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