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Q&A with Canadian illustrator Jo Rioux about her re-released graphic novel Cat’s Cradle

Canadian author/illustrator Jo Rioux talks about updating Cat's Cradle: The Golden Twine and how, soon, it will be a trilogy and perhaps more in this Q&A.

Folklore and magic: two middle grade books reviewed

Two great middle grade reads - The Way Past Winter and The Nightmare Thief.

Reviews: Alien Nate graphic novel; Maya and the Rising Dark and The Night Gardener

Books for kids reviewed include pizza-loving aliens, gods and godlings and an ancient curse.

Might Jack and Zita The Spacegirl combine forces in Ben Hatke’s latest graphic novel

Another fun graphic novel by author/illustrator Ben Hatke following the story of Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl.

Good characters, lots of action in the middle grade book The Giant from the Fire Sea

Be prepared for Giant-speak if reading The Giant From the Fire Sea aloud.

Another great graphic novel by Ben Hatke in Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Book 2)

Ah, everything is explained. As I read Might Jack and the Goblin King graphic novel by Ben Hatke ($20.99, Raincoast Books, First Second), I felt as though I was missing something. I kept stopping to re-read the front flap, wondering... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Picture Book Month with Nimbus Publishing, Sourcebooks and more

I love picture books. My personal favourite as a child was Oh What Busy Day by Gyo Fujikawa. I remember getting it from my local library as often as I could, and my mom reading it, over and over. I... Continue Reading →

Reviews: Green Vanilla Tea, Laughing at My Nightmare and other memoirs

Highlighted Two books that have stayed with me since I read them in December are both from Raincoast Books ( – Green Vanilla Tea by Marie Williams and Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw. Both books share the common... Continue Reading →

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