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Quick read in Sara Leach’s Slug Days about a girl with Autism Spectrum Disorder

I was only a few pages into reading Slug Days by Sara Leach ($17.95, Pajama Press) when I knew the main character, Lauren, has Autism Spectrum Disorder, but what I didn't realize was my eight-year-old son not only knew the... Continue Reading →


Beautiful photographs found in Firefly Books The Spirit of the Mountains coffee table book

From a 13-century Armenian monastery, considered a Unesco World Heritage Site, to views above the clouds and a sulfuric lake situated in an active volcano, Firefly Books' The Spirit of the Mountains ($40) is a beautiful coffee table book that... Continue Reading →

Beautiful, but heartbreaking story in Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story

I found Sonia Patel's Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story (PGC Books, Cinco Puntos Press) beautiful, but also absolutely heartbreaking. Each chapter offers a look at Jaya Mehta, a 17 year old who detests wealth, secrets and privilege although he... Continue Reading →

Samantha Verant talks about How to Make a French Family in this memoir

Review of Samantha Verant's How to Make a French Family memoir about love, family and French cooking.

Halloween, princesses, Night Lions and other wonderful picture books reviewed

I have read so many wonderful picture books this month, that I have to divide it into two posts. These picture books are wonderful stories that cover a variety of topics. More than a Princess More than a Princess by... Continue Reading →

9 questions for David Bird, consultant editor of DK Books Birds of Canada

Enter for your chance to win a copy of the beautiful Birds of Canada coffee table book DK Books Canada offered me the opportunity to speak with Prof. David M. Bird, the consultant editor of Birds of Canada and an... Continue Reading →

3 picture books you need to buy, read, share and add to your library

When I need a picture book for a little person in my life, I tend to buy the same three: Oh What A Busy Day by Gyo Fujikawa, Each Peach, Pear, Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Sandra Boynton and... Continue Reading →

Michelle Davies’ fast-paced crime thriller Gone Astray will keep you guessing until the end

Michelle Davies' Gone Astray (publishing date, Oct. 20, $16.99 PGC Books, Pan MacMillan) is a page turner and with enough twists and turns that I never figured it out, or rather what I figured out, or thought I figured out,... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Vancouver author Ari Goelman and The Innocence Treatment

Raincoast Books offered me the chance to interview Vancouver author Ari Goelman about his latest book The Innocence Treatment, which comes out Oct. 17. Hello Ari, Congratulations on your latest book The Innocence Treatment. I have read a lot of... Continue Reading →

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