Tagged with MG

Review: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

Review: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

From Tundra Books: Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are “just the right size—fitting into a single, magical day.” She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favourite mode of travel is par avion. On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing: Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, … 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 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

Love is a Four-Letter Word by Vikki VanSickle: A Review

Love is a Four-Letter Word by Vikki VanSickle: A Review

From Scholastic: Love: little word, big consequences. Clarissa has never given much thought to the word herself; she has other things to worry about. Her mother is still recovering from breast cancer, and until Clarissa hears that magical word “remission,” she doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to relax. As a distraction, she and best friend Benji … Continue reading

Words that Start with B by Vikki Vansickle: A Review

Words that Start with B by Vikki Vansickle: A Review

From Scholastic: Brilliant. Best-ever. That was how grade seven was supposed to be, but so far things aren’t turning out as well as Clarissa Delaney had planned. It’s hard enough being the unexceptional daughter of a bona-fide beauty queen, but lately her best friend Benji can’t seem to stand up for himself, Michael Greenblat keeps … 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

The Dead Kid Detective Agency: A Review

So here’s what you need to know: October Schwartz (yes, that’s her real name) is the new kid at Sticksville High School. She likes black eyeliner, hanging out in the cemetery behind her house and writing horror. She is the youngest person at Sticksville High on account of her skipping a year, and if that … Continue reading