Monthly Archives: September 2017

Hairy Leg News by Nancy Gardiner (45)

This is a wonderfully children’s book that I won as part of the Canadian Book Review challenge last year.  I also have another 2 books that I will also review in due time. So, I thought it was time to … Continue reading

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Warm for Winter by Elizabeth Purchase (44)

This is a wonderfully children’s book that I won as part of the Canadian Book Review challenge last year.  I also have another 2 books that I will also review in due time. So, I thought it was time to … Continue reading

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The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray (43)

This is a great book about 150 years of people and ideas that shaped our country. It is an educational book that can be read and re-read for many years to come. On Canada’s 150th celebrations comes a richly rewarding … Continue reading

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Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles by Christopher Moore (42)

Canada’s journey to confederation kicked off with a bang–or rather, a circus, a  civil war, a small fortune’s worth of champagne, and a lot of making love–in the old-fashioned sense. This book offers a rare look back, through a woman’s … Continue reading

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150 Years of Stats Canada: A Guide to Canada’s Greatest Country (41)

This is an interesting book that is different and unique.  But I am sure glad that I picked it up on my new books shelf at the local library a few weeks ago. Want to know what are the hottest … Continue reading

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At Home, Sarah Style by Sarah Richardson (40)

This is a wonderfully pictorial representation of how to fix up a home so that it gleams and is uncluttered and sleek. The photos are clear and brilliant, encouraging the reader to rethink the different rooms in their home. How … Continue reading

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Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui (39)

This is a wonderful memoir-type of book about the complicated relationship between mother and daughter. When Elaine was growing up, her mother told her Why do you need prepare for the good things to happen? They’re good. They won’t hurt … Continue reading

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The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton (38)

This is a book that shows the determination that teens have when they put their minds to it. It is hard to imagine how a teen can only have her granny as a friend. But this is the situation Zoe … Continue reading

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Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island (37)

This book brings together an extraordinary range of indigenous stories from across Turtle Island (North America). From short fiction to as-told-to-narratives, from illustrated stories to personal essays, these stories celebrate the strength of heritage and the liveliness of innovation. Ranging … Continue reading

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Walking Home by Lynda L. Wilson (36)

This is a wonderful book about Ontario’s longest rail trail.  It is 127 km’s long. It starts from Guelph and it runs right through to Goderich. During the blisteringly hot week in late June 2014, Lynda and Doug traverse the … Continue reading

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