Category Archives: Nonfiction

Sidewalk Flowers By Jon Arno Lawson and Sydney Smith (63)

This is a picture book like no other than I have ever read. And readers of my blog know that I read and review a LOT of picture books for kids. This picture book is unique in that the story … Continue reading

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In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri (55)

This is a wonderful book by an author who won a Pulitzer prize.  It is a story that will capture the reader and inspire like no story that I have read for a long time. This story is a revelation. … 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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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

L. M. Montgomery and War by Andrea McKenzie and Jane Ledwell (18)

This a book that is wonderfully rich in content and informative as well as inspiring. It is about an icon in Canadian History, L. M. Montgomery.  She sure is one of a kind historian and I have read many of … 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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A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett (13)

This is a memoir written by a Canadian who fled to other places of the world from her rural Canada because she was curious about the world. The memoir retraces Amanda’s footsteps as she travels trough imperiled and dangerous countries … Continue reading

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