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A Very Merry 150th Birthday to Alice in Wonderland

A Very Merry 150th Birthday to Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland may be known for un-birthdays but today it celebrates a very un-un-birthday and turns 150 years old! In celebration of the book, I decided to give it a read for the first time (review to come) and do some research into this extremely quotable children’s classic. Did you know: Author Lewis Carroll’s real name … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News The book that scored an instant place on my most-anticipated-book list? The latest project from Melanie J. Fishbane that sees my favourite Canadian author, L.M. Montgomery, fictionalized in a YA novel about her teen years. Come on, 2015! My favourite mythology-loving author, Rick Riordan, interviews Jonathan Stroud … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly: Summer Edition

What’s What? Weekly: Summer Edition

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Summer reading lists are starting to roll out. On Open Book: Toronto, author Susan Hughes checked in with some book lovers to find out which Canadian kids books they recommend for summer reading. And Mashable put together a list of 23 YA books perfect for summer. Which … Continue reading

Ten Best Book-Themed Parties: A Birthday List

Ten Best Book-Themed Parties: A Birthday List

In one of my all-time favourite movies, Some Like It Hot, Marilyn Monroe’s character says, “A quarter of a century really makes a girl think.” Well, this girl is a quarter of a century as of today and what I am thinking about is parties. Book-themed parties to be exact. I thought I would share … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News May the 4th be with you! Celebrate with some Star Wars Thumb Doodles from Klutz. TD Canadian Children’s book week starts today and runs until May 11th! Be sure to check out all of the great stuff going on at the Book Week main page, including interviews … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Actor and regular jack-of-all-trades Jason Segel is turning an old script into a series of books for young adults. I’m very curious to find out more about these books but he’s keeping details quite close to the vest. Given my love of literary lists, I thought I … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Kid lit guru Susan Hughes will be a monthly contributor to Open Book: Toronto, where she will discuss Canadian children’s books and the children’s publishing industry. She kicks off her blog posts by asking three children’s book specialists to share their favourite Canadian reads from youth and … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Social media has been abuzz all week with a, shall we say, upsetting Anne of Green Gables cover. If you haven’t seen it yet, brace yourself. First of all, she doesn’t have red hair (I KNOW!) and second, she looks like she rolled out of a J … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Amelia Bedelia is still quirky and kicking 50 years after publication. The literal-minded picture-book heroine may have blown out 50 candles on her cake this week, but I think we can all agree that she hasn’t aged a day—in fact, I think she looks younger than ever! … Continue reading