Category Archives: Author from Vancouver

Speaking Our Truth by Monique Gray Smith (56)

This is a nonfiction junior book about aboriginals.  It is an important book for all kids. We need the next generation to really understand what the aboriginals went through. We need our youth to be part of the journey toward … Continue reading

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Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson (52)

This is a unique picture book about fitting into a community and a place. The book is illustrated by pieces of puzzle on each spread of two pages. It is unique and poignant. Oliver is a little puzzle piece who … 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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Warts and All: A Book of Unconditional Love by Lori Haskins Houran (50)

This is a picture book for kids about unconditional love.  What an important topic! And it is important that we teach our kids how to be unconditionally loving from as early an age as possible. The author teaches an important … Continue reading

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The Book of Letters by Paul and Audrey Grescoe (25)

This book of stories has been carefully selected from personal collections, archives, and museums. The letters in this collection range from heart-rending accounts of toil to the impassioned grandiloquence of premiers, from an escaped slave’s chastising of his former master … Continue reading

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Wild Berries by Julie Flett (15)

This is a wonderfully whimsical picture book for kids that will attract both the younger child and the older as well. Who doesn’t love blueberries?  Most of us love the taste of them and we love to hold them. But … Continue reading

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Monoculture: How One Story is Changing Everything by F. S. Michaels (14)

This is a wonderful exploration about how the art of story telling is changing everything. As human beings, we are always told stories.  There are stories about who we are, where we come from, and where we’re going. Now imagine … Continue reading

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