Monthly Archives: May 2012


Anthony Browne loves gorillas and so does Hannah, the main character in this picture book from 1983. Hannah is lonely because her father doesn’t have time for anything, not even going to the zoo to see Hannah’s beloved gorillas. On … Continue reading

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Chilly Milly Moo

Milly Moo is different from the other cows–she doesn’t give milk. Not until a cold and blustery day rages does Milly find out what she can give. Fiona Ross‘s illustrations stand out with their muted colours and strong lines. The … Continue reading

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A Year Without Autumn

The only thing unpredictable about Jenni Green’s life is her best friend Autumn, the carefree, fun-loving maven of new adventures. When Jenni stumbles upon a strange old elevator, her life skips ahead a year, and everything is different. Autumn, her … Continue reading


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Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

There is an inspiring woman for every letter of the alphabet. Cynthia Chin-Lee gives mini biographies on über famous people, such as Oprah, as well as lesser-known but equally inspiring visionaries such as Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, first female president of … Continue reading

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One For The Murphys

Determining who really loves you can be a hard task for anyone, especially a foster kid. Carley’s not sure of her own mother’s love–would she really choose her husband over her  only daughter? Living with the Murphys upends Carley’s notion … Continue reading

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The Conductor

Laëtitia Devernay’s slim vertical book gives us reason to pause on every page. The conductor climbs atop the trees in this wordless wonder and conducts a symphony of leaves. Strong lines and a palette of greens and yellows emphasize the … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are

Today, Maurice Sendak passed away. In honour of his legacy, read Where the Wild Things Are or any of his other amazing books. Watch photos of his accomplishments.

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