Tag Archives: Canadian

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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