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What I’ve been reading: Local Girl Missing, Lupe Wong Won’t Dance and Monster and Boy

Books I have been reading lately - crime thrillers, middle grade and a chapter book.

Important lessons about consent and standing up for yourself in He Must Like You

Main character Libby has a lot to deal with in Toronto author Danielle Younge-Ullman's latest young adult book He Must Like You about consent, rage and standing up for yourself.

Fast read, great story in Michigan vs The Boys

Fast read, great characters and story in this book published by KCP Loft.

Q&A with picture book author Lana Button on bullying, teaching moments and COVID-19

Picture book author Lana Button talks bullying and the importance of not labelling children and life during COVID-19.

Advice to new writers from The Story of My Face author Leanne Baugh – Don’t quit your day job and other Q&As

Read this Q&A with British Columbia author Leanne Baugh about her young adult book The Story of My Face and her writing process.

Books we have been reading: Fuzzy Mud and The Last Mortal

Fuzzy Mud and Last Immortal great reads for middle graders.

Reviewing the two realistic young adult books by Jennifer Mathieu – The Truth About Alice and Devoted

I had the pleasure of interviewing author Jennifer Mathieu about her latest young adult book Afterward in November. Raincoast Books recently sent me her other two books – The Truth About Alice and Devoted. There are many things I like... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Toronto author Emil Sher about Young Man With Camera

It was the neat concept – a book with photos supposedly taken by the main character – the encouraged me to read Young Man With Camera. It was T-, the main character himself, that kept me reading. I am sure... Continue Reading →

Reviews: children’s, middle school and young and animal book

Q&A with Dr. Jillian Roberts and What Happens When A Loved One Dies? Our First Talk about Death

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