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Awesome Picture Book: The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

While I did not devote an entire blog post to Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’ first crayon adventure, The Day the Crayons Quit, I did mention it here as a great picture book for older readers. It is one of … Continue reading

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Favourite: Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel

I’m always looking for great middle-grade realistic fiction, and Beth Vrabel’s Pack of Dorks is a winner. The story starts with Lucy, the heroine, declaring, “This was the biggest recess of my life. Today, I would become–officially–the bravest, most daring, and by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton

About 7 years ago, I discovered knitting , and since then, I love reading about it. Usually, books about knitting tend to be picture books, so when we received a young adult novel titled Boys Don’t Knit, I knew I had to read … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: Splat! Starring the Vole Brothers, by Roslyn Schwartz

The Vole Brothers are enjoying a leisurely stroll, when…SPLAT! A pigeon leaves a very unpleasant surprise on one of their heads. I wasn’t yet familiar with Roslyn Schwartz’s illustrious Vole Brothers, but I have found a new favourite! This is the … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: Exclamation Mark

I love puns and punctuation, and this book is the perfect combination of the two: it’s clever, funny, adorable, and full of endless opportunities for discovery within its pages. It’s one of those books that parents will read and love … Continue reading

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New Picture Books

For a children’s librarian, it is always so pleasant and relaxing to have the chance to sit down and discover great picture books. Just today I came across three new titles that I wanted to share: these books are all … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

I love books that successfully blend a great story with interesting facts. I have been meaning to read Carl Hiaasen’s Chomp since it came out in March of last year. When I saw the shiny new audiobook, I checked it out … Continue reading

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Great Series: Bad Kitty

I have been reading a lot of early chapter books recently, and one series has made a particular impression: Bad Kitty, by Nick Bruel, is a hilarious set that follows the main character, Bad Kitty, through all kinds of mischief. I have … Continue reading

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A Valerie Favourite: Just as Long as We’re Together by Judy Blume

“I know, deep down, it’s not Rachel’s fault she’s so smart or that she switched to enriched math. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. How can you be best friends with someone who keeps secrets from you?” … Continue reading

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