Monthly Archives: January 2018

River in a Dry Land by Trevor Herriot (111)

This is the second book I read by Trevor Herriot.  I just love his writing, and this book didn’t disappoint either. Although it isn’t my favorite book written by him, this is my personal opinion of course, I really loved … Continue reading

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The Road is How by Trevor Herriot (110)

I have been reading all the books by Trevor Herriot at my local library.  I discovered how great a writer he is. He explains the prairie flatlands so beautifully that I definitely want to visit very soon! This book is … Continue reading

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Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz (109)

I love this story. The author invites her reader into an intimate and devastating history, and holds the reader right until the end. In many ways, it is an emotionally riveting read. It is poignant and it captivates because it … Continue reading

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Get me Another One by Robert Munsch and Mile Boldt (108)

This is a wonderful picture book by one of Canada’s greatest picture book writers. The illustrations bring the message of the book to the reader clearly and vividly. Every child will want to real this book over and over again … Continue reading

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9 Lessons I learned from My Father by Dr. Murray Howe (107)

This is a wonderful book that reads like a memoir about a great hockey player: Gordie Howe. Murray was like a lot of sons of great hockey players or leaders in any human field of endeavour, he wanted to be … Continue reading

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Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys by Candace Savage (106)

Crows are such interesting books. I just love the birds, despite the fact that they can become pests if you have a garden.  I learned that the hard way last year in my backyard.  But I digress… I learned so … Continue reading

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The Widows of Paradise Bay by Jill Sooley (105)

This story is so true to life it will make you feel cringe in places and laugh in others. It is fast paced, funny yet heartbreak will draw you in and make you care about characters as real as your … Continue reading

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