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Happy Birthday Ada Lovelace!

Check out http://www.amazon.ca/Missing-Moonstone-Wollstonecraft-Detective-Agency/dp/038575440X   and imagine Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer as a young girl on what would be her 200th birthday! Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford...

Spring into a Good Book!

Spring may be eluding us for a bit (snow in April?!), but I can feel the shift in the air. I'm itching to plant some seeds and watch for the first...

The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

About the Book... If your kid is as obsessed with fairy tales as my two are, then they should love The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer.  We read this book for...

Books To Help With The Tough Times

When I think back to my adolescence, my clearest memories are around books I read and how they helped me through certain challenges in my life.  When faced with wearing a back...

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

 There seems to be a time during the tween and teenage years where kids obsess on reading about war, whether historical or futuristic.  In Grade 6, the Book Club immediately gravitated to Making Bombs for...

One more chapter, Please?!?

With longer summer days comes lazy summer nights 1 - whether it's sitting out by a campfire singing songs or cuddling under a blanket with a flashlight and the book you...

Summer Reading Lists

Nothing says summer better to me than having loads of time to sit back and read under a tree or umbrella! My Summer Reading List is filled with books I have to...

“Somewhere in France” by Jennifer Robson

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Robson, author of Somewhere in France and (now I know) my neighbour.  I heard about her book a few months ago and, as so...

“Springing” into Great Books

The spring thaw began today and already I want to put away the boots and pull out my flip-flops!  Unfortunately, I'm sure there are more chilly days in store, so I'm...

Vacation into a Good Book (or Two!)

If anyone had told me that my family would read this many books on a week's holiday, I never would have believed them.  I think all my worry about raising reluctant...

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