Book Time

Let's Talk Books


October 2016

Q&A with Herve Tulley, author of Mix It Up and Press Here

Reviews: Books to give as Christmas presents

Reviews: YA fiction including The Jewel, This Star Won’t Go Out and Rookie Yearbook 3 and war books including Soldier Doll

A Little Something Different Sandy Hall $10.99 Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is... Continue Reading →

Reviews: An Armadillo in Paris, Bob’s Hungry Ghost, 101 Kids Activities and other books for children

An Armadillo in Paris by Julie Kraulis $19.99 A travelling armadilo, named Arlo, from Brazil takes his grandfather’s travel journal and heads to Paris, searching out La Dame de Fer, or Iron Lady. Along the way he stops at... Continue Reading →

Reviews: Books for fall, Halloween and books for Holocaust Education Week

Top books for October There are so many great books being released all the time. I read a number of great books this month with two very different ones being my favourites. These include Nightmares, a Random House book by... Continue Reading →

Reviews: crafts and activity books including Kitchen Science Lab for Kids and Pinterest Perfect!

Adventures in Cold Places Lonely Planet Kids, US$9.99 Editor's Note: From learning to ski in Switzerland and filling the wooden log box with stickers for the Swiss Alps to hanging out with Canada’s beavers and filling his lodge with... Continue Reading →

Reviews: Green Vanilla Tea, Laughing at My Nightmare and other memoirs

Highlighted Two books that have stayed with me since I read them in December are both from Raincoast Books ( – Green Vanilla Tea by Marie Williams and Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw. Both books share the common... Continue Reading →

Reviews: The Book With No Pictures, Edmund Unravels and other children’s books as well as garden books

This month’s favourites. I am so fortunate to get fabulous books from generous people. I have liked almost everything I received, but I think my favourites would have to be: Edmund Unravels Kolb Andrew Penguin Books, Edmund is a... Continue Reading →

Reviews: back-to-school books and those that feature animals

Back-to-school books Amazing Visual Math DK Books, Open to discover, build to discover, fold to find out, turn to learn, flip to reveal and lift to explore Editor’s Note: My son and I love this book, as did my... Continue Reading →

Reviews: Amazing Grace by Lesley Crewe and other young adult and children’s book

New Releases Amazing Grace Lesley Crewe Vagrant Press, Nimbus Publishing, $19.95 Grace Willingdon has everything she needs. For 15 years she’s lived in a trailer overlooking Bras d’Or Lakes in postcard-perfect Baddeck, Cape Breton, with Fletcher Parsons, a giant... Continue Reading →

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