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Time to explore Algonquin Park with Kevin Callan’s A Paddler’s Guide to Algonquin Park

Fall is the perfect time to explore Algonquin Park and author Kevin Callan offers a paddler's guide to theis provincial park.

DK Smithsonian Super Simple Chemistry is a hit – let the experiments begin

For those who like science, this great DK Smithsonian book offers a great explaination of chemistry....things....simpilfied.

Two different, but great books reviewed: Peter James’ Find them Dead and Jef Aerts’ The Blue Wings

A crime thriller book for adults and a great story about family for the middle grade set. To different, but great books.

Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun and Marty Chan’s Haunted Hospital reviewed

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer and Haunted Hospital by Marty Chan are great, fast reads that will hold your attention from start to finish.

So much to be said that can’t be said when talking about Megan Hunter’s The Harpy

I would love to talk about this book, but it would wreck it for you. Instead, I suggest you read it and then we can talk about it. But in the meantime, now that I know the ending, I will be re-reading it.

Beautiful story with the perfect ending in My Name is Konisola

If you remove two parts of the book I didn't like, you'll find a beautiful story about love, and doing anything for it, and finding family.

Heartbreaking, but great read in Eric Walters’ The King of Jam Sandwiches by Orca Book

Based on author Eric Walters' childhood, The King of Jam Sandwiches shares the story of Robbie, who is not like most 13 year olds.

Amazing message and great information about the LGBTQ community in Desmond Is Amazing’s Be Amazing book

Be Amazing by Desmond is Amazing encourages kids - all kids - to be proud of themselves and express themselves how it feels right in their hearts. Plus it gives information about the history of the LGBTQ commuity.

Fast read, powerful messages in Michael F. Stewart’s Heart Sister

Michael F. Stewart's Heart Sister, due out Sept. 15 from Orca Book Publishers, is a fast read and shares the story of Emmitt, who is grieving the loss of his twin sister and coming up with a way to bring her back - in spirit.

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