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June 2022

Butterflies and breathing, adoption and princesses, picture books reviewed

I read a variety of fiction and non-fiction picture books covering topics such as adoption, mindfulness, princesses and butterflies.

Beautifully written book, great story in Amanda Coplin’s The Orchardist

The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin's debut novel, has been called a must-read book. I really liked it and I would recommend it to people who are able to look past the heavy stuff.

Endless Ever After – lots of options in this Pick Your Path fairy tale book

Endless Ever After, Pick Your Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings was a fun book where often you died, but you always had the chance to do it over.

My Secret Sister, Annie’s Cat is Sad, Blue Baboon Finds Her Tune and Room for More reviewed

My Secret Sister, a true story of twins separated at birth, was a good read, but a difficult one. I also review three children's books including Annie's Cat is Sad, Blue Baboon FInes Her Tune and Room for More by Michelle Kadarusman.

Picture books about the importance of just dancing

Two picture books both with the same message - follow your dreams, be yourself and just dance.

The Hitman’s Daughter, Narnia and rubber bands: books reviewed

From a thriller by a Canadian author to a book about C.S. Lewis and rubber bands, I read such a variety of books this week. Check out my reviews.

Q&A with Canadian illustrator Jo Rioux about her re-released graphic novel Cat’s Cradle

Canadian author/illustrator Jo Rioux talks about updating Cat's Cradle: The Golden Twine and how, soon, it will be a trilogy and perhaps more in this Q&A.

Perfect read for World Oceans Day: The Whale Who Swam Through Time, A 200-Year Journey in the Arctic

The Whale Who Swam Through Time is a perfecrt picture book for World Oceans Day, and any time kids want to learn about the world's longest-living mammal.

What I have been reading: The Last Summer, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea and The Big Green Garage

I read some great books this spring including Karen Swan's latest, The Last Summer, and Shyam Selvadurai's Swimming in the Monsoon Sea.

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