Monthly Archives: January 2014

Toxin Toxout by Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith (64)

This is a very important book, one that must be read by all Canadians. It will alert the reader to all the toxins that are available and how we can avoid inhaling and using these harmful chemicals so that we … Continue reading

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Shut off by Gregory Taylor (63)

This is a GREAT book by a Canadian Scholar from Ryerson University about how digital technology has revolutionized modern television. A lot has changed and Taylor lays is out thoughtfully in this wonderful clear and concise book. In this book, … Continue reading

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Acts of Kindness, by Adam Mayers (62)

This is a wonderful series of snippets on how people in Canada have experienced kindnesses, mostly in the hands of strangers. I felt the same when I first moved to Toronto.  It was quite something. People who never met me … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Baby (61)

This is a super-cute endearing picture book about how to accept a new sibling into your family. This picture book will keep kids of all ages transfixed on the book and text and they will want to read and re-read … Continue reading

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Otis and Alice (60)

This is a super-cute picture book for kids about an important topic: same-sex couples and how they live together and form a family. The story is about how uncle Dan brought a very special gift to Otis: a very intelligent … Continue reading

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Finding the Words by Jared Bland (59)

This is a wonderful series of articles by Canadian writers about the writing life. In Finding the Words, thirty-one well-known writers share their deeply personal discoveries about writing. The stories are surprising and inspiring. These pieces explore home, exile, and … Continue reading

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