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Picture books with morals and lessons including loving yourself

One of my son's favourite picture books is Candy Conspiracy (Carrie Snyder) about a number of children who trick the Juicy Jelly Worm into taking their garden of candy (AKA vegetables) and leave them a kingdom full of candy. The... Continue Reading →

Picture book reviews: December picture books include those about Canada’s north, horses and Jumanji

I hope your Christmas includes giving - and receiving - a book or two dozen. Here are a few more for you to enjoy. Elisapee and her Baby Seagull Elisapee and her Baby Seagull by Nancy Mike ($16.95, Inhabit Media)... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Picture Book Month with books about hip-hop, dreams and healthy eating

Did you know November is Picture Book Month? Personally, I feel every month could be Picture Book Month as I am always receiving some truly beautiful, always unique titles. And this list is no exception. Feather What an amazing book.... Continue Reading →

Elephants, rhyming oranges, hockey and other picture books reviewed

As mentioned here, I received so many beautiful picture books, I had to divide my reviews into two posts. I am not sure if I could pick just one favourite as they were all great for various reasons. The Elephant... Continue Reading →

Speaking with Toronto book publisher Jessica Alex about entrepreneurial spirit and Moving Mountains One Page At A Time

Toronto resident Jessica Alex is “Moving Mountains One Page At A Time”. Alex is the owner of Upon A Star Books Inc., a publishing company with a mission of producing children's and young adult books that “educate and inspire”, as... Continue Reading →

Quick read in Sara Leach’s Slug Days about a girl with Autism Spectrum Disorder

I was only a few pages into reading Slug Days by Sara Leach ($17.95, Pajama Press) when I knew the main character, Lauren, has Autism Spectrum Disorder, but what I didn't realize was my eight-year-old son not only knew the... 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 →

Halloween, princesses, Night Lions and other wonderful picture books reviewed

I have read so many wonderful picture books this month, that I have to divide it into two posts. These picture books are wonderful stories that cover a variety of topics. More than a Princess More than a Princess by... Continue Reading →

Darcey Rosenblatt’s Lost Boys makes me again grateful to live in Canada

Reading Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt ($23.99, Raincoast Books, Henry Holt and Company) made me, once again, very grateful to live in Canada where not only do I live in peace, but where it is not OK to send my... Continue Reading →

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