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Communication, love and meaning of life found within the pages of books for young readers

Separation and divorce, new beginnings, communication and love. Lots going on in these books.


Speaking with author Amelinda Berube about Canadiana and ghost stories

Book Time interviews Ottawa author Amelinda Berube about ghosts and things that go bump in the night.

Reviewing graphic novel: All Summer Long

All Summer Long graphic novel by Hope Larson is for kids 10 to 12.

A new version of Hansel & Gretel and picture books about animals, friendship and family reviewed

From friendships to the "real" version of Hansel & Gretel, July's picture book reviews may have something for everyone.

Spend an afternoon with a host of wonderful characters in The Agony of Bun O’Keefe

  I started and finished The Agony of Bun O'Keefe by Heather Smith ($21.99, Penguin Teen Canada) in one afternoon. Set in Newfoundland in 1986, Bun O'Keefe, who learned about life through VHS tapes her mother, a compulsive hoarder, brings... Continue Reading →

Beautiful, but heartbreaking story in Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story

I found Sonia Patel's Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story (PGC Books, Cinco Puntos Press) beautiful, but also absolutely heartbreaking. Each chapter offers a look at Jaya Mehta, a 17 year old who detests wealth, secrets and privilege although he... Continue Reading →

Transgender youth fights sexist dress code in The Pants Project: review

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke ($23.99, Raincoast Books, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) was a wonderful book. The book is about a person named Liv (Not Olivia) who is transgender, “which a bit like being a transformer. Only not quite as cool... Continue Reading →

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