Book Reviews

Books by First Nations Authors and Illustrators for Children to Teens

By Megan Daley | Sep 12, 2023
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We are a nation with a long history of storytelling and we are incredibly fortunate to have so many talented First Nations Peoples writing and illustrating books for our young people. Books…

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Nature Themed Kids Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 24, 2023
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As an early childhood educator with a deep love for the natural world, I have always found joy in exploring the wonders of nature with young children and encouraging an interest in…

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Books to boost body image and self love in kids

By Lana Hallowes | Nov 13, 2021
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Guest post. Standing in front of the mirror, head tilted. She squints, focuses, dwells. She hones in on all the ‘flaws’ – and the tween girl looking back at her agrees with…

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5 things your child’s teacher librarian wants you to know

By Lana Hallowes | Jul 16, 2021
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Guest post. I don’t know about you, but I really haven’t the faintest idea of what happens in the six hours my kids are at school – five days a week. I…

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‘Searching for Cicadas’: Narrative Non-Fiction

By Megan Daley | Dec 16, 2019
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Narrative non-fiction titles are one of the best ways I know to introduce young children to the joys of information books – they are a fabulous ‘smash up’ of story with true…

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Two Years is Such a Very Short Time

By Megan Daley | Apr 28, 2019
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Two years is such a very short time in #grieftown. When my brother died unexpectedly in 2012 I spoke about feeling like I was in a place, far from everyone else and…

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