Category Archives: Author from Ontario

The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart, Illustrations by Sydney Snith (64)

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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She Dared: True Stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades by Ed Butts (59)

History has often overlooked women.  Browse through any encyclopedia and it is obvious that the biographical sketches are overwhelmingly the stories of men.  It is as though women, with a few outstanding exceptions, have had relatively little to contribute in … Continue reading

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You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray and Danielle Daniel (51)

This is a wonderfully inspiring and meaningful picture book for kids about the cultivation of compassion and the importance of respect. Compassion is so missing in our world today.  It seems that no one cares much about each other and … Continue reading

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Learning to Yearn by Laurie Kenyon (47)

This is a wonderful book about how to overcome your deepest negative emotions and be able to thrive despite it. I know it sounds farfetched.  When I first learned about the book, I was wondering about it too. But then … 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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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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