Tag Archives: cats

Favourite: Plain Kate by Erin Bow

I’ve been reading a whole lot lately, especially in young adult fiction. I always feel a bit guilty when I give one part of the collection preference, so I decided to challenge myself to read a book from our middle-grade … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sign of the Cat by Lynne Jonell

Sometimes, you pick a book off the shelf because it has a great cover. When I saw Lynne Jonell’s The Sign of the Cat had arrived, I decided to take it home in spite of the cover (which I found looked a … Continue reading

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A Valerie Favourite: Anton and Cecil Cats at Sea by Lisa and Valerie Martin

It will probably come as no surprise at all to those who know me that I was drawn to Lisa and Valerie Martin’s novel Anton and Cecil Cats at Sea as soon as it arrived. As I read it, I was … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: Captain Cat by Inga Moore

As a self-professed cat lover, I’m always on the lookout for great cat-themed stories. When Captain Cat arrived, I was pleased to see that not only was this book full of felines, it was also a delightful story with beautiful pictures. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Spring Programs!

Spring is finally here, along with a great crop of new programs! Find our complete Spring/Summer brochure for 2014 here. If you’re looking for things to do in the next few weeks, we have tons of options for kids from … Continue reading

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Picture Book Favourite: Lost Cat by C. Roger Mader

It’s been a little while since I’ve teared up while reading a picture book. There are so many beautifully written and illustrated books out there, but when I saw Lost Cat,  by C. Roger Mader, I had to read it. This was … Continue reading

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Favourite Series: Pete the Cat

I was first introduced to Pete the Cat by my colleagues in school libraries, who loved the series’ quirky sense of humour and Pete’s great attitude (and songs) about life. I immediately fell for the character when I picked up … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: Mrs Crump’s Cat by Linda Smith

This past Sunday, we had a delightful storytime all about cats. I am an unabashed cat lover, so I was glad when one of our young patrons requested cat-themed stories. In my quest for the most fun picture books about … Continue reading

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New on DVD

‘Tis the season to be watching DVDs. Of course it is nearly always the season to be watching good movies, but the long evenings are especially good. So pull up a sofa and find out about some of new DVDs … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem: The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

As Kayleigh said recently in her post about the highly acclaimed, award-winning book Black Juice, something is not exactly hidden when it has been praised. The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt with beautiful illustrations by David Small, was a National Book Award finalist and … Continue reading

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