Category Archives: Lives of girls

Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui (39)

This is a wonderful memoir-type of book about the complicated relationship between mother and daughter. When Elaine was growing up, her mother told her Why do you need prepare for the good things to happen? They’re good. They won’t hurt … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Ontario, Coming of age story, Courage and strength, Creating Balance, Empowerment, Lives of girls, Mother-daughter relationships, Nonfiction, Parental wisdom | Leave a comment

Noni Speaks Up (131)

This is a wonderful picture book with a great message for kids. It is written by Heather Hartt-Sussman and illustrated by Genevieve Cote.  It is a book that must be read by all kids 3 to 8, especially girls. Noni … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Montreal, Educational book, Empowerment, Health, Lives of girls, Nonfiction, Picture Book, Rating: 5+ Stars | Leave a comment

A Big Dose of Lucky by Marthe Jocelyn (75)

This is another wonderful YA novel by a novelist from Stratford, Ontario where I live. I am SO proud of her work, and I always love reading it. This book is no exception to her wonderful style and award-winning story-making … Continue reading

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Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger (74)

This is a unique comic book for young adolescents and junior readers. However, I found the book very humorous and transporting as well. But I love adolescent books as a rule and read a lot of them because I write … Continue reading

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Martyn Godfrey (102)

Here She Is, Ms. Teeny-Wonderful By Martyn Godfrey This is a great middle-grader written by a Canadian writer. Martyn Godfrey captures the angst of the early teenage mind in a humorous way. This book was part of our Canadian Book … Continue reading

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Lives of Girls and Women (100)

Lives of Girls and Women Alice Munro This is a classic from a noble winning writer from southwest Ontario. It is a treasure to know that we can have such a great writer right here in our own backyards. This … Continue reading

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