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STEM, trains and imagination in these picture books for children

Enjoy one of these four picture books perfect for those with imagination. Charlotte the Scientist is Squished Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros ($23.99, Raincoast Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) was a wonderful book about Charlotte, who is a... Continue Reading →

Star Scouts graphic novel is a fun read with a great message

Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence ($20.99, Raincoast Books, First Second) was a fun graphic novel about Avani, the new kid in town, whose father signs her up for the Flower Scouts, a group of girls who think Avani is weird... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter house editions released in celebration of 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling series

I figured I would be in Hufflepuff, but the first Hogwarts quiz I did put me in Ravenclaw, then two tests after that put me in Gryffindor while, finally, Buzzfeed told me I was a Hufflepuff. “You’re undeniably a Hufflepuff,... Continue Reading →

DK Books’ My Amazing Body Machine offers great information about our bodies

On the weekend, my eight year old was coughing and sputtering at the dinner table and I asked him if his food went down the wrong tube. It's something I have always said, likely because my parents always said it.... Continue Reading →

Just a Normal Tuesday looks at suicide and the grief of those left behind

Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi ($18.95, KCP Loft) was frightening. It was frightening because 16-year-old Kai receives a handwritten letter from her beloved older sister, Jen, in the mail, telling her that if Kai is reading the note,... Continue Reading →

DK Books’ Super Cool Tech offers a look at the current and future technology inventions in a super cool format

When I saw DK Books' Super Cool Tech - Technology Invention Innovation ($30.99) , I thought my eight-year-old son would be all over it. It's a silver book that looks like a laptop and opens like one. How cool is... Continue Reading →

Raincoast Books Internet Famous blog tour featuring author Danika Stone talking trolls

I am the third stop in the Internet Famous Raincoast Books blog tour in celebration of the release of Danika Stone's book. Internet Famous ($15.99, Raincoast Books, Swoon Reads) follows the story of Internet sensation Madison Nakama, who has it... Continue Reading →

Book Time hosts Q&A with Canadian author Terry Lynn Johnson

June's Book Time author Q&A features Canadian author Terry Lynn Johnson, who writes middle grade action/adventure stories based on her experiences in northern Ontario.  Johnson recently answered a number of questions about her writing and her life. Hi Terry Lynn, Thank... Continue Reading →

The House of New Beginnings is a perfect summer read – light and easy

The House of New Beginnings by Lucy Diamond ($24.99, PGC Books, Pan MacMillian) is a perfect summer read – not intense, just a lovely story about three women and their new beginnings in a Regency house near the Brighton seafront.... Continue Reading →

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