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Middle grade, graphic novel and young adult book reviewed

Mix of reads - Red Wolf, which takes about residential schools, Paranorther, a graphic novel about magic and chaos bunnies, and Time Villians, an action middel grade book with historical figures.

Folklore and magic: two middle grade books reviewed

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

Discover the world of Harry Potter Lego with DK’s The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World

Explore Harry Potter's world in Lego with this DK book.

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, 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.

Blog tour: Q&A with Alice Kuipers, author of Polly Diamond and the Magic Book

  When Raincoast Books asked me to participate in the blog tour celebrating the launch of author Alice Kuipers' latest book, Polly Diamond and the Magic Book ($14.99, Chronicle Books), there wasn't much to think about. How can you go... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2018

Merry Christmas. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday filled with magic, family and friends, traditions and memories. While I hope to be reading - a lot - I likely won't be writing for the next week or so.... Continue Reading →

December Children’s Book Spotlight: Raincoast Book’s Santa’s Magic Key

Santa's Magic Key by Eric James ($26.65, Raincoast Books, Sourcebook Jabberwocky) is a beautifully illustrated book that tells us how Santa gets into houses on Christmas Eve that don't have chimneys. The book tells the story of a little boy... Continue Reading →

The magic of Christmas in books

I am a firm believer in the magic of Christmas, and work very hard to ensure the magic remains. It's for that reason, I read every Christmas book that comes my way before reading it my seven-year-old son. I have... Continue Reading →

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