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Recording memories – one line a day

I am a journal fan. I have been writing in journals since I was a young girl, recording what happened when I went over to Jenny's house for a swim or to played outside with Anthea. When my son was... Continue Reading →

Denis Theriault’s The Postman’s Fiancee a strange, but excellent read

There is not much to say about The Postman's Fiancee by Denis Theriault ($15.99, PGC Books, OneWorld) other then you really need to read it. Twenty-two-year-old Tania moved to Montreal to study, fine-tune her French and fall in love. Finding... Continue Reading →

Ontario police officer Michael Walton uses experiences to craft Apok, an action-thriller trilogy

Guns, shootouts, takedowns, police presence – and that is only the book launch While there may be some similarities between Miguel Mejia, Ontario author and police officer Michael Walton's main character in his action-thriller book Apok, there are major differences... Continue Reading →

Three books to celebrate Canada150 – Happy Birthday, Canada

Happy Birthday, Canada. Canada turns 150 July 1 and what better way to celebrate it then with books. C is for Canada, A Canuck ABC Primer by Trish Madson ($17.99, Raincoast Books, Familius) offers a alphabetized field trip of the... Continue Reading →

New ideas for STEM projects in DK Books’ Scratch Challenge Workbook

Since my older brother got my eight-year-old son a book about Scratch, a free online coding program where you can design projects for yourself or to share, he has done a lot of projects – both his own, using variations... Continue Reading →

20th anniversary of Harry Potter: guest review by eight year old

Hi J.K. Rowling, I loved the Harry Potter series, movies and books. One scene, the one in the Philosopher's Stone with the mirror when Ron said he won the Quidditch Cup, I pictured it in my head, like it was... Continue Reading →

STEM, trains and imagination in these picture books for children

Enjoy one of these four picture books perfect for those with imagination. Charlotte the Scientist is Squished Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros ($23.99, Raincoast Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) was a wonderful book about Charlotte, who is a... Continue Reading →

Star Scouts graphic novel is a fun read with a great message

Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence ($20.99, Raincoast Books, First Second) was a fun graphic novel about Avani, the new kid in town, whose father signs her up for the Flower Scouts, a group of girls who think Avani is weird... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter house editions released in celebration of 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling series

I figured I would be in Hufflepuff, but the first Hogwarts quiz I did put me in Ravenclaw, then two tests after that put me in Gryffindor while, finally, Buzzfeed told me I was a Hufflepuff. “You’re undeniably a Hufflepuff,... Continue Reading →

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