Tagged with picture books

Review: Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol

Review: Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol

From Roaring Brook Press: One day, a grandmother shouts, “LEAVE ME ALONE!” and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops … Continue reading

Best Books 2016

Best Books 2016

It’s that time of year again when I take a look back at my favourite reads from the past year. This year there were some clear forerunners that I want to pay tribute to. Aaand here they are: Best Picture Book: If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle, illustrated by Cale Atkinson The perfect … Continue reading

Review: The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold

Review: The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold

From Tundra Books: Santa has a problem. This kid? Harold? Santa doesn’t think he’s real. He WANTS to believe in Harold—after all, Harold is one of the most magical parts of Christmas. Getting Harold’s letters, eating the cookies he leaves out, feeding his carrots to the reindeer…what would Christmas be without that? But Santa’s just … Continue reading

Happy Hallow’Read: Spooky Spotlight

Happy Hallow’Read: Spooky Spotlight

Looking for a book to scare the pants off you? Or maybe something fun to read to the little one? Here’s a few new books to add to your Halloween reading list: Picture Book: The Ghosts Go Spooking by Chrissy Bozik; illustrated by Patricia Storms This Halloween-themed version of “The Ants Go Marching” is whimsical, … 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

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 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