Category Archives: Nonfiction

Canadianity: Tales from the true north strong and freezing by Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens (88)

This book leapt up when I was recently looking at some of the new books on my shelves of the local library. The librarian does a splendid job of displaying all the nonfiction books at my library. This book has been … Continue reading

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History’s People: Personalities and the Past by Margaret MacMillan (73)

This is a book by an internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan. She gives her own personal selection of figures of the past, women and men, some famous and some little-known, who stand out for her. Some have changed the course … Continue reading

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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

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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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