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I love words - editing, writing and reading them. Let's talk books. Follow me on ; Twitter @LisaMDayC ; instagram LisaMDayC and LisaMDayReads

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.

Q&A with Jennifer Dance about her “best book yet”, gone but still here

Gone but still here is a work of fiction, yet most of it is true. Author Jennifer Dance talks about giving back the voice of her love of her life and the importance of taking care of yourself while on the dementia journey.

Throwaway Daughter, Here Lies and picture books reviewed

Throwaway Daughter shares the story of a Canadian girl who learns about her childhood roots, while Here Lies is a dystopian novel about a young woman looking to reclaim her mother's ashes. I also review two picture books, one about refugees and the other about plants.

Hooked from the first sentence – Gone but still here by Jennifer Dance reviewed

Jennifer Dance's latest book, gone but still here, hooked me from the first sentence. Each chapter tells more of the story from the point of view of characters such as Mary, living with dementia, and Sage, the wise golden retriever who proves humans just don't get it.

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