Monthly Archives: April 2016

Psyched by Terry Orlick (110)

This is a book about all Canadian athletes who have dared to excel and exceed everyone’s expectations of their performance. I always wondered how athletes reach for the top all the time and succeed. This book is a must read … Continue reading

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Stratford Food: An Edible History (109)

This is a wonderful book that is written by Steve Stacey about how the food industry made Stratford what it is today. There are many events every year to savour our beautiful and wonderful small town. And there are world-class … Continue reading

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The Swans of Stratford by Robert J. Miller (108)

This is a book about the swans of Stratford. It is written by the Honorary Keeper of the swans in Stratford.  What a splendid job he did with the swans until he passed away a while ago. The Avon River … Continue reading

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Stratford: Around and About by Ellen Stafford (107)

This is a wonderful book about how Stratford became what it is today. The book is a classic in many ways, published by a small bookstore in Stratford. I never tire of hearing how Stratford became what it is today.  … Continue reading

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Changing Cultural Landscapes (106)

This is a GREAT picture book about human migration and settlement. And since we have had a lot of refugees coming from many different places, it is a book that most kids should read. Given the refugee crisis that we … Continue reading

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Petal It! How Bicycles are Changing The World (105)

This is a wonderful picture book for kids on cycling. It is book like no other that I have ever read.  It is educational and inspiring at the same time. And it has wonderful information in it as well–information that … Continue reading

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O Canada: Our National Anthem (104)

This book is part of the Book Mine Challenge for April.  It is a great challenge. It was hard to find any books about the National Anthem. But I did manage to get a couple. I will be reviewing them … Continue reading

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