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Picture book Wednesday: Reviewing books about love and nature

Four picture books celebrate love and nature in words and pictures.

In conversation with Jessica Dee Humphreys and Sam Maggs about the importance of girls and International Day of the Girl

Oct. 11 is International Day of the Girl, “a special day that brings attention to the needs of and challenges facing girls...while promoting girls' empowerment and ensuring the fulfillment of their human rights,” writes Jessica Dee Humphreys and Canadian politician... Continue Reading →

Amazing message and great information about the LGBTQ community in Desmond Is Amazing’s Be Amazing book

Be Amazing by Desmond is Amazing encourages kids - all kids - to be proud of themselves and express themselves how it feels right in their hearts. Plus it gives information about the history of the LGBTQ commuity.

Two great books that showcase young people who overcome great odds in order to follow their dreams

Girl of the Southern Sea and Fire Song feature young people overcoming great odds in order to follow their dreams.

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 →

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