Monthly Archives: June 2016

Water Wow! (145)

This is a great picture book for kids about water.  It is by Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer. What is so amazing about water? Well, if you are interested, this book is for you! This book explores where water comes … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Life on Earth (144)

This is a great picture book for kids by Gill Arbuthnott. It is a very interactive and informative book for the older kid, perhaps 8 to 13 even. But it can also be read by the younger child with the … Continue reading

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Canada Through Time: Immigration and New Communities (143)

This is a GREAT picture book for kids about the state of immigration in Canada.  It is a timely book, given that we are receiving so many refugees into our country. This book is a gem because it teaches readers … Continue reading

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Conservations on Dying by Phil Dwyer (141)

This is a very timely and important book on having a good death. I know it seems like an oxymoron. But, it really isn’t. This is an especially important book given our current views on death–that it is a bad … Continue reading

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Animal Jokes, Riddles and Games (142)

This is a unique picture book for kids about all kinds of animal jokes and riddles. I just loved the book, and laughed out loud while reading it. Being a children’s writer, I can only imagine the process it would … Continue reading

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Fifteen Dogs (140)

This is a book that was part of our Evergreen Program at my local library. It is also a Scotia Bank Giller Prize Winner.  And after reading the book, I can see why. Andre Alexis does a splendid job writing … Continue reading

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Nana’s Summer Surprise (139)

This is a super-fun picture book that is written by Heather Hartt-Sussman and illustrated by Georgia Graham. It is a book that kids of all ages will enjoy and relish. What could be more enchanting than a summer at the … Continue reading

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