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November 2017

Review: 3 Christmas picture books

Each year, I have a stack of Christmas books I re-read. I have added two new one's this year - The Noel Diary from Richard Paul Evans (another Christmas keeper) and A Dog Named Christmas and Christmas with Tucker by... Continue Reading →

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Another great graphic novel by Ben Hatke in Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Book 2)

Ah, everything is explained. As I read Might Jack and the Goblin King graphic novel by Ben Hatke ($20.99, Raincoast Books, First Second), I felt as though I was missing something. I kept stopping to re-read the front flap, wondering... Continue Reading →

Gift guide – books to buy this Black Friday and Christmas season

One of my fondest Christmas memories is receiving a copy of Anne of Green Gables in my stocking. I remember sitting under the lights of the Christmas tree and being pulled into Anne's world. Anne is tied to everything that... Continue Reading →

7 questions to crime thriller author Michelle Davies

London, England, author Michelle Davies' second book featuring Detective Constable (DC) Maggie Neville – Wrong Place - is now out ($16.99, PGCBooks). Davies has been a magazine contributor for more than 20 years, including working at Elle, Heat and Grazia... Continue Reading →

Learn how to have a Zero-Waste Kitchen with new DK Book

While My Zero-Waste Kitchen, Easy ways to eat waste free ($12.99), by DK Books offers some fabulous suggestions on producing little to no waste, I am not convinced, personally, I would ever do it. While I understand the importance of... Continue Reading →

The Christmas Secret is more about plot and character than the holiday season

While The Christmas Secret is set around Christmas, it is not a Christmas book nor would I add it to my list of books I read every holiday season. Which is not to say I didn't like this book by... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Picture Book Month with books about hip-hop, dreams and healthy eating

Did you know November is Picture Book Month? Personally, I feel every month could be Picture Book Month as I am always receiving some truly beautiful, always unique titles. And this list is no exception. Feather What an amazing book.... Continue Reading →

Learning more about Charlotte’s Web author EB White through children’s books

I read two book yesterday, both written for children, about EB White, author of Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan. Both books were absolutely wonderful, although I am glad I read Some Writer! first as I... Continue Reading →

DK Books Optical Illusions 2 offers ways to trick your brain, make your own illusions

I wasn't sure what I was expecting when I saw DK's Optical Illusions 2 book. When I flipped through the 30-page book, stopping to read about each of the illusions described on the page, picking up the book and staring... Continue Reading →

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