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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

Review: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Review: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

From Scholastic Press: Some people collect baseball cards. Or hedgehogs. Or belly-button lint. Not Felicity Pickle. She collects words—words people are thinking about, or words they want. Some words glow and some dance. Some have wings, and some have zebra stripes. Yet although Felicity has been all over the country, there’s one word she’s never … Continue reading

Review: Tweezle into Everything

Review: Tweezle into Everything

From Pajama Press: Tweezle is the smallest one in the family. But for someone so small, Tweezle has some pretty big ideas. Nobody’s going to call him a baby anymore! Tweezle into Everything by Stephanie McLellan with illustrations by Dean Griffiths (Pajama Press) is the follow up to Hoogie in the Middle. In the monster … Continue reading

Best Books of 2013

Best Books of 2013

2013 was a bit of a slow book year for me as I spent a lot of my free time this year either job hunting or, once I found a job, reading manuscripts for work then coming home and just having no more energy to read. That said, I did come across some truly remarkable … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Publishers Weekly has released their Best Children’s Books of 2013 list. What an amazing selection! My TBR pile just doubled in size as I’ve only read one on the list… Which books were your favourite so far this year? For a giggle, apparently googly eyes really do … 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

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News The Forest of Reading 2014 nominees have been announced! If you’re looking for a reading list, I highly recommend reading your way through these greats. Congrats, nominees! Over at Just a Lil’ Lost, Michele wants to hear about your favourite scary read and you might just win … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Flavorwire shares 50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child. Agree? Disagree? Any books you think should be on the list, but aren’t? According to NPR Books, the thing terrifying teens most in today’s young adult lit is the economy… Interesting. Yes, it’s only October, but as the … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News You Probably Work in Children’s Books If…  several things on this list by Vikki VanSickle are true about you. How many apply to you? Looking for some great classic children’s books? Buzzfeed has 35 Children’s Books You May Have Forgotten About (and just look at some of those … Continue reading