Tag Archives: Canadian

Walk With Me

A girl meets a lion after school and convinces him to walk with her, on the long road out of the city. Onlookers gasp in fear. She picks up her baby brother from the baby sitter, and the lion roars … Continue reading

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News: An Education in Books wrote a book

Dear Readers, Today’s interruption from the regular reviews of books is just that–an interruption (I intend to get back to reviewing books pronto). I wanted you to be some of the first to know that I wrote a picture book, … Continue reading

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Splat!

An almost wordless book about revenge, Splat! by Roslyn Schwartz brings on a good laugh. After all, what do you wish you could do when a pigeon leaves its mark on you? Warning: scatalogical humour inside.

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It’s A Tiger

Everywhere you turn, there’s a tiger! Ah, run! Exciting and fun to read, David LaRochelle and Jeremy Tankard‘s It’s A Tiger! makes the expected unexpected every time. The childlike tiger is delightful and not too fierce, especially when we find out what … Continue reading

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An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm

Let’s start the new year with an ABC book for more than just the very young.  It’s a hybrid  nonfiction book with a bit of poetry and a few narrative anecdotes rounding out the lush information.  For the very young, … Continue reading

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Heartland: A Prairie Sampler

Yvette Moore’s illustrations paint the prairies with a quiet beauty.  See the haze of ice crystals around the moon or summer snow resting on cattle.  The informative text, by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, point to the unique prairie heritage both author and … Continue reading

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Yes, Please! No, Thank You

Manners are important, as my grandma always taught me.  This book makes them fun.  In a clever question answer format, Valerie Wheeler hits the message home.  Quirky illustrations by Glin Dibley embellish the fun text. Try making up some of … Continue reading

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables is the ultimate novel for finding a place in the world.  Anne Shirley, an unwanted orphan, asserts her place at the no-nonsense Cuthbert siblings’ home.  She is not a boy, not practical and not quiet–the opposite … Continue reading

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