Meet Jim Egan (Scholastic Canada Biography)
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2h ago
Written by Elizabeth MacLeod Illustrated by Mike Deas Scholastic Canada 978-1-4431-9725-0 32 pp. Ages 6-9 May 2024   I didn't know who Jim Egan was. But, like all Elizabeth MacLeod and Mike Deas's books in this illustrated biography series from Scholastic Canada, Meet Jim Egan gives readers the opportunity to be introduced to extraordinary Canadians and learn of their historical impact in civil rights, athletics, science, business, the arts, activism, and more. With a season of Pride starting in June for several Canadian provinces, including the two in which Jim Egan lived, it is only ..read more
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Willa and Wade and the Way-Up-There
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5d ago
Written by Judith Henderson Illustrated by Sara Sarhangpour Kids Can Press 978-1-5253-0842-0 40 pp. Ages 5-7 June 2024   Willa is an ostrich and Wade is a penguin, and though they are both birds, neither can really fly though they would really love to. So, they ponder "the distance between the here and the there." (pg. 6) And since they seem to have a good grasp of basic science of flight, they consider what it would take to set themselves aloft. From Willa and Wade and the Way-Up-There, written by Judith Henderson, illustrated by Sara Sarhangpour First, Willa considers the c ..read more
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Waking the Dead and Other Fun Activities
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1w ago
Written by Casey Lyall Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins) 978-0-06-323987-6 288 pp. Ages 8-13 May 2024 Bringing people back to life is an unusual service for a funeral home, but it is one my family did with great pride. (pg. 1) Twelve-year-old Kimmy Jones knows it's a privilege to have the Jones's gift of Waking those newly departed who have some unfinished business and to grant them one last wish. Her father, Nathan, now passed, had it and so does Kimmy's Grandma Bev on her father's side. In fact, Grandma Bev is training Kimmy now that the child has turned 12. Kimmy's mom Julia and her st ..read more
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The Sun Never Hurries
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1w ago
Written by Roxane Turcotte Illustrated by Lucie Crovatto Pajama Press 978-1-77278-307-0 40 pp. Ages 3-7 June 2024    Just like each grain of sand, every moment of your day is precious.  Little Charlie may be of a generation that wants to eat at restaurants or drive everywhere but a day with her grandfather, Papa Jo, teaches her the value of taking the time to savour every moment and experience, making for a far richer adventure. From The Sun Never Hurries, written by Roxane Turcotte, illus. by Lucie Crovatto Charlie's day with Papa Jo begins with him showing her an ..read more
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Queer History A to Z: 100 Years of LGBTQ+ Activism
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1w ago
Written by Robin Stevenson Illustrated by Vivian Rosas Kids Can Press 978-1-5253-0835-2 64 pp. Ages 10-14 May 2024   What a perfect month to review this extremely comprehensive book of non-fiction that celebrates the key players and events in the history of LGBTQ+ activism! I was riveted by what I learned. From Queer History A to Z, written by Robin Stevenson, illus. by Vivian Rosas Author Robin Stevenson has long championed LGBTQ+ stories in both fiction (e.g., When You Get the Chance) and non-fiction (e.g., Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community), but in Queer History A ..read more
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THE FACTORY: Cover reveal
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2w ago
Time to get excited about an upcoming book.   Let's get that buzz started!    ????? Catherine Egan is the author of middle grade & young adult novels including Sneaks, The Witch's Child series (Julia Vanishes, Julia Defiant and Julia Unbound) and The Last Days of Tian Di series (Shade and Sorceress, The Unmaking, and Bone, Fog, Ash and Star).   Soon, Catherine Egan will have a new middle grade novel which will be coming out in January 2025. I'd like to help get everyone talking about this new book of speculative fiction for middle grade readers with this cover revea ..read more
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Wild Trails to the Sea
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2w ago
  Written by Penelope Jackson  Illustrated by Elena Skoreyko Wagner Nimbus Publishing 978-1-77471-273-3 32 pp. Ages 4-8 April 2024   Wild Trails to the Sea is a reflection of parents who are hopeful for children to enjoy play in the natural worlds of shorelines, oceans, and forests but it reads like a love song to their children, to nature and all its elements, and to curiosity and exploration.  From Wild Trails to the Sea, words by Penelope Jackson, art by Elena Skoreyko Wagner The day begins with a mother carrying her young daughter and looking out the windo ..read more
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2024 Forest Kid Committees: Summer Reading Lists
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3w ago
In early May, selected young readers who'd applied to participate on the eighth annual Forest Kid Committees (for ages 9-13) came together online to talk books.  From their discussions, which were interspersed with visits from award-winning Canadian authors Natalie Hyde and Erin Bow, these young people produced two extraordinary lists of recommended titles to keep everyone reading Canadian over the summer.  There are graphic novels, fantasy, historical fiction, picture books, short stories, non-fiction, humour, and more. These are their recommendations for their peers in the Silver ..read more
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A Song for the Paper Children
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3w ago
Written by Christopher Tse Plumleaf Press 978-1-7388-9828-2 52 pp. Ages 9+ May 2024     A Song for the Paper Children is a tribute to early Chinese immigrants, some of whom came to Canada after the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed to severely restrict their entry. These “paper children,” courageous men and women, endured legislated racism, financial hardship, and frequent acts of violence and discrimination, but they followed in the footsteps of their predecessors to lay the foundation for a Chinese Canadian community today that is vibrant, resilient, and here to stay.   &nbs ..read more
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My Bunny Lies Over the Ocean
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1M ago
Written by Bill Richardson Illustrated by Bill Pechet Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides 978-1-998802098 40 pp. Ages 4-8 May 2024    With a mondegreen play of words on the traditional Scottish folk song "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean," Bill Richardson and Bill Pechet have given us another bunny story of a legendary incident. Like their earlier book Hare B & B (2021), readers are treated to a silly but playful adventure, this time one in which a stuffed rabbit endeavours to make its way home with a lot of help from a menagerie of animals. And it's all to the accompaniment ..read more
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