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Interview with Canadian author Lesley Crewe about writing, Montreal, and the ordinary moments of life

In my latest author interview, Canadian author Lesley Crewe talks about the childhood memories, Expo '67 and Nosy Parker, her latest slice-of-life book.

Fantastic book for kids (and their parents): If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

What a fanastic book. The book shows kids about the number of jobs available out there that are more than your traditional doctors and lawyers (although there is a vet and a documentary photographer).

Coming-of-age story offers a host of emotions: Mary John reviewed

In this coming-of-age book by Ana Pessoa, a young woman named Mary John pens a letter to her friend Julio the Pirate. "The letter runs through a hurricane of emotions ranging from anger, grief and frustration to accepetance and serenity."

#IReadCanadian Day – new interview with Naseem Hrab and Kelly Collier

Today is #IReadCanadian Day and I interview two Canadian authors, Naseem Hrab and author/illustrator Kelly Collier. The pair collaborated on the new picture book How to Party Like a Snail, from OwlKids Books.

Another great read by Lesley Crewe: Nosy Parker reviewed

Another great read by Lesley Crewe. Her latest book is set during Expo 67 and we watch Audrey discovers her new Montreal neighbourhood and a lot about herself.

Couldn’t stop reading: The Eye of the Beholder reviewed

Fast pace, great characters. Margie Orford's latest book, The Eye of the Beholder, kept you reading right from Page 1.

While You Sleep, Let’s Add Up! and My name is Saajin Singh: picture books reviewed

Beautiful art in the picture book While You Sleep. Let's Add Up offers math concepts to kids, while My Name is Saajin Singh reminds kids the importance of standing up for themselves.

Another great read in Karen Swan’s latest: The Chirstmas Postcards

Karen Swan's latest book - a kickoff to my Christmas reading - is set in Cotswolds village and the Himalayan foothills and offers great characters and an interesting story.

How to Party like a Snail, Dinos Driving and other picture books reviewed.

Wordless book about communications and perspective, a snail who accepts who he is and Dinos Driving. I read a vareity of picture books so far this month.

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