Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis (71)

This is a book about why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world. It is a book with an important message. The book is based on one of the CBC Massey Lecture series. I love these series usually! Many of … Continue reading

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The Ghost Orchard by Helen Humphreys (70)

This is a fascinating journey into the secret history of an iconic food: the apple! This is a unique book with a unique topic.  It is so wonderful to read a book that is so fresh in topic and approach. … Continue reading

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After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed by Marina Nemat (69)

This book is a story of redemption after her previous book Prisoner of Tehran. In this book, Nemat provides the reader with a riveting account of her escape from Iran and her journey to Canada, via Hungry, with her new … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat (68)

This is a stunningly sad book. As I read the first few chapters, I couldn’t help but wonder why is it that we still tolerate such violence and suffering for Iranian women.  This book is a story of amazing courage … Continue reading

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Wherever I Find Myself: Stories of Immigrant Women by Miriam Matejova (67)

When I was in my library about a month ago, this title struck me.  I just loved it because it is a slogan for all women at one or more points in their lives. And as I started reading this … Continue reading

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Laura Secord by Terry Barber (66)

This is a wonderful book for kids about Laura Secord.  It is in the acts of Courage series, and I think it fits our Canadian book review challenge for October quite well. As a matter of fact, the four books … Continue reading

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The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart, Illustrations by Sydney Snith (65)

This is another great picture book for kids.  The illustrations tell most of the story.  But the few words that are part of the picture book are etched as if on the hearts of the monk and white cat. The … Continue reading

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Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka (64)

This is another wonderful picture book that is as colourful as it is inspiring.  I am SO glad that I picked up this book from my local library.  What a great read! Tokyo lives in a small house between giant … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Flowers By Jon Arno Lawson and Sydney Smith (63)

This is a picture book like no other than I have ever read. And readers of my blog know that I read and review a LOT of picture books for kids. This picture book is unique in that the story … Continue reading

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Newfoundland: Journey into a lost nation by Michael Crummey and Greg Locke (62)

This is another book by Michael Crummey!  I decided to go on a Crummey binge….LOL.  I just love his writing.  It is so melodic and it could pass for music lyrics. This book is no different. It is about Newfoundland–a … Continue reading

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