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DK Smithsonian Science Year by Year offers lots of information for science and information junkies

For the record, science was never my thing. I took environmental science in high school, learning about nature and the environment rather than studying the periodic table or dissecting a frog. My knowledge comes from reading, hanging out at the... Continue Reading →

Darcey Rosenblatt’s Lost Boys makes me again grateful to live in Canada

Reading Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt ($23.99, Raincoast Books, Henry Holt and Company) made me, once again, very grateful to live in Canada where not only do I live in peace, but where it is not OK to send my... Continue Reading →

Another page-turner in Wendy Walker’s Emma in the Night

Wow. Wendy Walker's Emma in the Night ($13.99, Raincoast Books, St. Martin's Press) was amazing. I read the page-turner in two very late nights. I couldn't put it down, and felt I was as invested in finding out what happened... Continue Reading →

Book Time is going on vacation

I won't be posting to Book Time next week. I am hoping - between swimming, playing with children, eating, swimming some more - to be reading for both Book Time and for my second blog at FollowSummer, where September (which... Continue Reading →

Canadian author Kate Hilton nails Toronto politics, cottage living in this perfect summer read

Just Like Family follows the fictional story of the chief of staff for Toronto's mayor In a tweet between author Kate Hilton and myself, Hilton said someone suggested she had a mole at Toronto City Hall as her descriptions of... Continue Reading →

Canadian children’s author Margriet Ruurs answers questions about her latest book Birthdays Around the World

The British Columbia author's book from Kids Can Press releases in September Hi Margriet, Thank you for agreeing to speak with me. Q. Congratulations on the upcoming release of Birthdays Around the World from Kids Can Press. I noticed on your... Continue Reading →

Books to keep your kids reading – and learning – this summer

I can't believe it's August already. I feel as though the summer is flying by. And while my plan was to do some structured school-type activities with my son, I haven't got around to it yet and feel I likely... Continue Reading →

Four Books to Inspire You to Travel to the Beach

Check out my travel-inspired book blog at FollowSummer.  Four Books to Inspire You to Travel to the Beach - followsummer | Source: Four Books to Inspire You to Travel to the Beach

Great information, delicious-sounding recipes in The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution cookbook

I had mixed opinions about the paleo diet when my former blogger, Lisa Cantkier, asked me to review the cookbook she co-wrote with Jill Hillhouse – The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution, Manage Your Blood Sugar with 125 Recipes plus a... Continue Reading →

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