Canadian, CTV Your Morning, Days That End in Y, Funny Books, grief, Mental health, multicultural cast, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Positive LGBT characters, Speculative Fiction/Sci-Fi, Summer Reads, Uncategorized, Urban Fantasy

As Seen on CTV: 10 Canadian Kids’ Books for Pride Month

Happy Pride! Here are some Canadian books featuring characters and stories from across the LGBTQIA2S+ spectrum to add to your collections. Watch the segment here! Ages 3-7 For the youngest reader, Pride Puppy (Orca Book) is an alphabet book that takes readers through the day of a Pride parade. The vibrancy of the illustrations captures… Continue reading As Seen on CTV: 10 Canadian Kids’ Books for Pride Month

Cross over, Fairytales, Fantasy, Gothic, Magic, Urban Fantasy, YA

Angels and Demons in Prague: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Review

When this book originally hit the market, the internet was flooded with raves and fangirls who just couldn't get enough. I admit I steered clear because of the angels and monsters, neither of which I generally enjoy reading about. But after Lisa Doucet from Woozles in Halifax told me that it was one of her… Continue reading Angels and Demons in Prague: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Review

middle grade, Mystery, Personal Faves, Urban Fantasy, YA

The Fan Girl Raveth: Kiki Strike Review

Warning: this post contains excessive gushing and fan-girling. Kiki Strike is not new. In fact, in perfect keeping with the tone and titular character of the book, it has cult status among YA bloggers. Kiki has an impressive web presence, including this this website. But rumours are swirling about the release of book 3, which made me… Continue reading The Fan Girl Raveth: Kiki Strike Review

Canadian, Fairytales, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, YA

Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in Zorgamazoo Anymore: Dust City

With his debut novel Zorgamazoo, Robert Paul Weston  accomplished something rarely done in children's fiction: he broke all the rules and in doing so managed to create something truly unique, fresh, and enjoyable. Sometimes when an author tries to do something unique or avant-garde in children's fiction the result can feel a little like an academic experiment and less like… Continue reading Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in Zorgamazoo Anymore: Dust City