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Popcorn and a Book (30): Matilda

Popcorn and a Book (30): Matilda

The Book: 1988 Roald Dahl; illustrated by Quentin Blake (Puffin Books; originally published by Jonathan Cape) The Film: 1996 Directed by Danny DeVito (TriStar Pictures) Would you believe that until this past summer I had never before read Matilda by Roald Dahl? It’s true. I’m not sure why this book about a little girl who loves books … Continue reading

Recap: Word on the Street Toronto 2013

Recap: Word on the Street Toronto 2013

What started out as a crisp fall day on Sunday, quickly turned very cold and very dreary. But not even cold and drear could stop this bookworm, along with hundreds of others, from having a marvelous time at Word on the Street in Toronto. This was my second year, so I was more focused and organized … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News The biggest news I came across this week was definitely that J.K. Rowling has signed on with Warner Bros. to write the screenplay for a Harry Potter-inspired film! At first I was kind of upset, thinking this was just a money grab and that if there is … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News A few weeks ago I interviewed Skink on the Brink author Lisa Dalrymple and illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo. Well this week the author and illustrator team sat down with Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch of the Winnipeg Review to discuss “Skinks, Editing in Plasticine, and KidCrit.” The Book Thief … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News What’s What? Weekly is back! And just in time for back-to-school. Here are some things I’ve come across this week. May they make your long weekend a little more fun and a little more bookish. The Divergent trailer has been released! What do you think? Is it … Continue reading

Nature Fun: A Review of Skink on the Brink

Nature Fun: A Review of Skink on the Brink

“I miss my pond,” whispered Stewie the Blue. “And I miss my blue tail.” What’s a skink on the brink to do? Stewie the skink loves his blue tail, his pond-side home and making up rhymes, but when his tail starts turning a boring grey, he starts to question who he is. If he can’t … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News Kirkus Reviews used Canada Day to take stock of some of the great things happening in the world of children’s books. Check out their sampler of great Canadian reads for 2013. Let the giggling commence! Epic Reads started a Twitter hashtag #YABooksWithALetterMissing and the results are hilarious! … Continue reading

What’s What? Weekly

What’s What? Weekly

A Round-Up Of Fun Tid-Bits and Bookish News It’s Pride Week this week in Toronto! Celebrate Pride by reading some of the great LGBTQ books on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s list for kids and teens. Also, be sure to check out Christa’s blog More Than Just Magic, where all month long she has been … Continue reading