With kids out of class and parents suddenly finding themselves juggling working from home and managing their kids' education, now is a good time for comfort reading. Remember that you are not your child's teacher, the most important thing you can do for your kids is establish routine, provide comfort, and keep them entertained. With … Continue reading CTV Your Morning: Quarantine Reads for Kids
The only thing better than reading books is talking about books! That's why I'm a big fan of lit circles, book clubs, and reading groups. I'm putting together a Winnowing themed book club kit including: One copy of The Winnowing The Winnowing stickers The Winnowing bookmarks Official The Winnowing Discussion Guide Discussion Fuel (aka candy) … Continue reading Giveaway: The Winnowing Book Club Kit
Fall is just around the corner which means sweater weather, pumpkin pie, and The Winnowing! I've been busy working on some guest posts for The Winnowing blog tour and booking events for the fall. Full details coming soon, but for now here is everything you need to know about the Toronto book launch! When: Tuesday, … Continue reading The Winnowing Book Launch
How I Live Now by YA literary darling Meg Rosoff, who basically bleeds award nominations, is on my top 5 books of all time, regardless of genre. I'm terrible at describing it because I love it too much: haunting, gorgeous, sexy, violent, heartbreaking, spectacular- so many adjectives! It's the only book that I reread on a semi-regular … Continue reading My Favourite Book is Coming to TIFF!
Those of you who have heard me say 'I don't really read much sci-fi or fantasy' probably have a hard time believing me given the number of speculative books I've reviewed recently. The truth is I LOVE a well told fantasy or sci-fi novel, I'm just EXTREMELY picky about what I read. The Fifth Wave … Continue reading The Passage for Kids: The Fifth Wave Review
The always fabulous Sally Gardner has outdone herself with a chilling speculative vision of a fascist 1950s regime in her Costa award-winning novel, Maggot Moon. Standish lives in Zone 7, a forgotten slum of The Motherland where every day is bleak and violent. Without Gramps and his friend Hector, life would be unbearable. But when … Continue reading Out of This World: Maggot Moon Review
Say good bye to tributes and hello to factions! If you are at all interested in YA you should have heard of The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth by now. This series is taking over the blogosphere like nothing else in recent memory. Check out the #DivergentNation tweets on twitter or the Divergent series page on facebook … Continue reading Hungry for More Dystopia? Prepare for Divergent Nation