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Great lesson in Harvey and the Extraordinary by Toronto’s Eliza Martin

Harvey and the Extraordinary is about a little girl named Mimi, an expert in extraordinariness, who just needs to prove it to her family.

Remembering – part history book, part memoir and an interesting read

Remembering, by Markham resident Wendy Poole, shows the Canadian perspective of the Second World War. There is the right amount of historical information and story, which made for an interesting read.

The Midnight Library and The Girl Who Smiled Beads reviewed

Two different books, both excellent. I review Matt Haig's The Midnight Library and Clemantine Wamariya's The Girl Who Smiled Beads.

Picture book and graphic novel about anxiety reviewed

In this picture book and graphic novel from Annick Press, the main characters find ways to overcome their anxiety.

Christmas gift guide – all about books adult, young adult, middle grade and children’s

For book lovers, the best gift is a book and they will provide the time. Here are a list of adult, young adult, middle grade and picture books that I recommend.

BOOK TIME: 24 picture books to count down to Christmas

The idea was borrowed from Facebook - an advent calendar of picture books. Here are 24 picture books that are perfect for every occassion. The blog post was originally published at NewmarketToday.ca and republished here with permission.

3 Christmas books reviewed

I am almost done reading all my usuall Christmas reads, plus have read three additional titles - one young adult, two adults and all new releases.

100 Ways to Make the World a Better Place activity book – interview with Kirsten Liepmann

In this interview with Kirsten Liepmann, who wrote 100 Ways to Make the World a Better Place activity book with Karen Ng, she talks about the importance of children learning about and solving our big issues.

Stories of daring women, hope and strange creatures: picture books reviewed

I read some really great picture books this month, a mix of fiction and non-fiction including the beautiful book by Bahram Rahman and a unique one by Rachel Poliquin.

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