Monthly Archives: March 2019

On Our Street by Dr. Jillian Roberts (165)

This is a picture book for kids about poverty. It is by Dr. Jillian Roberts, a psychologist who has been working with children for over twenty years as a school teacher. It can be very hard to talk to kids … Continue reading

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From the Island of Newfoundland: Saltwater Mittens by Christine Legrow and Shirley A. Scott (164)

This is a book all about mittens and how Newfoundland prizes itself on mittens. There are many reasons for this. One of which is the very cold weather on the East Coast in the winter. But more than that, the … Continue reading

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Kitten’s Spring by Eugenie Fernandes (163)

This is a wonderful picture book for kids of all ages about spring.  Since we are in the process of experiencing spring ourselves, I took this wonderful book out just to get a taste of what’s to come. Spring is … Continue reading

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Why do Families Change by Dr. Jillian Roberts (162)

This is an important picture book for kids about an important topic: separation and divorce Given that so many families split up and end up torn apart for all kinds of reasons, kids find themselves between different homes and parents … Continue reading

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What Makes us Unique by Dr. Jillian Roberts (161)

This is a wonderful book by Dr. Jillian Roberts and it is illustrated by Cindy Revell. This is an important picture book about cultural diversity. This is a topic that is quite important given all the refugees that are coming … Continue reading

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Out of Old Ontario Kitchens by Lindy Mechefske (160)**

This is a very unique recipe book that has a long history. The recipes are tried and true and they have a long list of Yummy side notes that will make anyone want to try the recipes. I think I … Continue reading

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Jan in 35 Pieces By Ian Hampton (159)

This is a mesmerizing memoir in music. If it sounds authentic and original, it is! I have never read a book that was so poetic and wonderful that you want to sing the words to every page! Ian Hampton spent … Continue reading

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Perseverance by Tim Hague (158)

Tim Hague knows first-hand how hard it is to focus and persevere when bad fortune happens. When he was 46-years-old, he was struck with Parkinson’s disease. It ended up debilitating him and he had to find a way to carry … Continue reading

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The Time has Come by Michael Kaufman (157)

When I saw this book on my new book shelf at my local library, I knew I had to read this book!  And I am SO glad that I did. Gender equality is so hard to come by for women … Continue reading

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Theory by Dionne Brand (156)

This is a story that is smart as well as sensual about what love and intellect. Can both coexist or does one take precedence over the other in particular situation? I think the author believes that they cannot coexist at … Continue reading

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