Category Archives: Family

Small: Beneath the Sky by Lorna Crozier (179)

This is the second book written by Lorna Crozier that I picked up at my local library.  It was just as great as the first. This book is a tender, unsparing portrait of a family. It is also a book … 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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We Generation: Raising Socially Responsible Kids by Michael Ungar (21)

This is an important book for our time, given that we are having so many difficulties with our youth with depression and other suicide.  It is important for all of us to get a handle on how we can help … Continue reading

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These Four Walls by Susan Cameron (16)

This is a wonderful entrancing story that is set on the east coast. I just love east coast stories. Rose Morash is a woman who guards her privacy and her secrets. From an early age to old age, keeping certain … Continue reading

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The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah (15)

This is a great story by a great story-teller.  I was enthralled by this writer, as I usually am! The story is about Chrysler Wong who has spent her entire life in Spring Hills, a rural Alberta town filled with … 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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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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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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O C Daniel by Wesley King (20)

This is a wonderful middle grade novel that will keep younger and older kids reading until the book is complete. It is the first book that I know about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Kids who have this disease don’t want to talk … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust by Timothy Findley (19)

This is a book of wonderful stories that will capture any reader’s attention. It is written clearly but also with profound death and perspicacity. Dust is everywhere. But what is it? Is it the dust of death, blowing across a Mediterranean … Continue reading

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