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Someone’s Good Books Interview

It's a weird time to have a new book out, but thank goodness for people like author and librarian Joel A. Sutherland, who are finding fun and innovative works to promote these pandemic releases. I was thrilled to be a guest on his new video series, Someone's Good Books.¬†Watch below and be sure to follow… Continue reading Someone’s Good Books Interview

Books for Everyone, Canadian, Chapter Books, Classics, CTV Your Morning, Fantasy, Funny Books, middle grade, multicultural cast, Mystery, Positive LGBT characters, Post-Apocalyptic, Readalouds, Spectacular Illustrations, Speculative Fiction/Sci-Fi, Storytime, Uncategorized, YA

CTV Your Morning: Quarantine Reads for Kids

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

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Summer Days, Starry Nights Shortlisted for the 2015 Red Maple Award

I could not be more thrilled to be among the fantastic writers on the 2015 Red Maple Award list. The OLA Forest of Reading is one of the largest children's choice award programs in Canada and attending the Forest of Trees ceremony in Toronto is one of my favourite days of the year. If you… Continue reading Summer Days, Starry Nights Shortlisted for the 2015 Red Maple Award

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Hip Hip Hooray! Forest of Reading Winners

The Forest of Reading winners were announced this afternoon, and what a line-up! Check out the winners here. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these awards, they are administered by the Ontario Library Association and voted on by thousands of Ontario school children. Similar "tree awards" exist in other provinces; they are the… Continue reading Hip Hip Hooray! Forest of Reading Winners