Monthly Archives: August 2016

Alego by Mingeokuluk Teevee (45)

This is a picture book by an author from Nunavut. It is a story that will teach kids more about our wonderful northern climates and people. Alego is a beautifully simple story about a young Inuit girl who goes to … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau: The Natural Heir (44)

This is a wonderful book by a well-known journalist, Huguette Young. She is a long-time journalist on Parliament Hill. She writes very well and clearly and she is a joy to read. However, her subject matter is even more joyous. … Continue reading

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Standard Candles (43)

This is a wonderful book of poems by Alice Major.  It is a great resource for readers who love poetry as I do. This book expands on Alice Major’s earlier themes of family, mythology, and cosmology, teasing out subtle wonders … Continue reading

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Jane, the Fox and Me (42)

This is a wonderful graphic novel for kids 9 to 12. It is a compelling story that is also humorous. But the themes of persevering and believing in oneself are at the forefront of this book. Helene is a beautiful, … Continue reading

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Twenty-One Cardinals (41)

This is a wonderful book by Jocelynne Saucier. It is a book that I will be purchasing for my library. The book is written so beautifully. The words flow like warm butter from freshly baked bread. When I first picked … Continue reading

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These Festive Nights (40!)**

This was a wonderful read. It is by Marie-Claire Blais. I have a few books by her. Being born in Montreal, she was on my High School Curriculum! But it has been years since I reread her, until recently. So, … Continue reading

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Roots of Empathy (39)

This is a wonderful nonfiction book with an important theme for parents and caregivers. It encourages us as adults, teachers, parents, and caregivers to show kids empathy in all our dealings with them. This one thing can change how kids … Continue reading

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