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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.

Bring out the tissues for young adult book Some Other Now

Despite the copious amounts of tears shed, I highly recommend this young adult book from Alberta author Sarah Everett.

Q&A with Canadian author Michael F. Stewart about Heart Sister, the importance of organ donation and his “uneven” writing process

Book Time interviews Ottawa, ON, author Michael F. Stewart about his latest young adult book Heart Sister, his writing process and death, organ donation and the grieving process.

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.

Learning about life on Mars and Finding Kindness with picture books

New picture books show life on Mars and people being kind and bringing happiness to others.

Guest post: Author Allison Mills talks about The Ghost Collector and the power of music

Allison Mills, author of the middle grade book The Ghost Collector, talks about the connection to music in this guest post as part of the Annick Press Blog Tour.

The Restless Girls is beautiful read with powerful lessons for everyone

This fairytale "doesn't need a prince to save the day and instead is full of brave, resourceful, clever young women.”

Death is the least of your worries when reading middle grade novel The Afterwards

We are OK with death, but not this version of what happens when you die.

Death, love and doing the right thing lessons in The Boy, The Bird and the Coffin Maker

Death, love and doing the right thing - great lessons in this magical middle grade book.

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