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