Category Archives: Rating: 5+ Stars

Live Happy by Kortney and Dave Wilson (174)

This is a great book about how to make your house a home. It is a book that can be used by us all to create that special place where we can all look forward to coming home to every … Continue reading

Posted in Home, Interior designs, Joyous home, Joyous paents, Published in Canada, Publisher that has distribution in Canada, Rating: 5+ Stars, Sanctuary | Leave a comment

Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay (34)

This is a great story by a writer from Ottawa.  I have been very unaware of this author until now. I have recently picked up a book by this writer, and I will be reading as many of her books … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Ottawa, Fiction, Friendship, Hate, Lives of girls, Lives of Women, Love, Rating: 5+ Stars, Saskatchewan | Leave a comment

Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth Hay (27)

Following Elizabeth Hay’s highly acclaimed bestselling novel A Student of Weather comes this brilliant and poignant, funny and sad-dyed novel about the tricky allure of movies in our everyday lives. It is set in Ottawa. This book is the quixotic … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Ontario, Author from Ottawa, Friendship, movies, Rating: 5+ Stars, Refugees | Leave a comment

Once Upon a Line By Wallace Edwards (136)

This is a children’s book about a unique topic: How do ideas begin? Where do Stories come from? One rainy night, Wally’s family finds an old steamer trunk in the attic. Inside is a pile of paintings drawn from a … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Emotion, Author from Ontario, Award Winning Author, Picture Book, Rating: 5+ Stars, Where do ideas come from | Leave a comment

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume (4)

This is a wonderful novel by Judy Blume who never disappoints with her wonderful plot twists. And since it is indeed summer, it is the right time to read it.  But is this really the kind of summer she is … Continue reading

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Water Wow! (145)

This is a great picture book for kids about water.  It is by Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer. What is so amazing about water? Well, if you are interested, this book is for you! This book explores where water comes … Continue reading

Posted in A Book for Nature Lovers, Educational book, Picture Book, Rating: 5+ Stars | 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

The Power of Smarter, Faster, Better (116)

The Power of Smarter, Faster, Better is an important book for everyone who is interested in what it takes to be the most productive person that we can be in all areas of life. Motivation is a popular topic in … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Educational book, Empowerment, Excellence, Nonfiction, Publisher that has distribution in Canada, Rating: 5+ Stars | Leave a comment

Stratford: Around and About by Ellen Stafford (107)

This is a wonderful book about how Stratford became what it is today. The book is a classic in many ways, published by a small bookstore in Stratford. I never tire of hearing how Stratford became what it is today.  … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Stratford Ontario, Creativity, Culture in Canada, Educational book, Empowerment, History, Nonfiction, Rating: 5+ Stars | Leave a comment

Inner Beauty by Xiaolan Zhao (93)

This book is a must-read for all women who believe that beauty can be fostered from the outside. This books shows that beauty can only be developed from the inside out. There is no lotion or potion that can help … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Aging with Grace, Author from Ontario, Book Review, Canadian Doctor, Empowerment, Health, Nonfiction, Rating: 5+ Stars, Toronto-Based Doctor, Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor | Leave a comment