Animal Stories, Contests, Fairytales, Fantasy, Funny Books, Magic, picture books, Readalouds, Spectacular Illustrations, Uncategorized

Magical Contest Alert: Win a Custom Illustration of your Pet!

How much do you love that little guy? Now imagine YOUR pet with the fantastic beasts treatment! November is the month of fantastic beasts, and the good folks at Penguin Random House Canada are running a wonderful contest to celebrate all things magical.The prize? A signed copy of If I Had a Gryphon AND a… Continue reading Magical Contest Alert: Win a Custom Illustration of your Pet!

Animal Stories, Author Interview, Books for Everyone, Canadian, Contests, friendship stories, Good Books for Boys, middle grade, Readalouds

An Interview with Author Rachelle Delaney!

I am a big fan of Canadian middle grade author Rachelle Delaney. Her books are breezy, delightful, and a great example of classic children's literature with a modern narrative voice. Click here to check out my review on her latest treat, The Metro Dogs of Moscow. I decided she would be the perfect subject for… Continue reading An Interview with Author Rachelle Delaney!

Books for Everyone, Canadian, Contests, Days That End in Y, Funny Books, Good Books for Boys, Love is a Four-Letter Word, middle grade, News, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Positive Gay Characters, Summer Reads, Words That Start With B, Writing

Waiting on Wednesday: Days That End in Y

My third book, the final in the Clarissa and Benji series,┬áDays That End in Y is available in three weeks! I can barely contain my excitement. I've already received my author copies from Scholastic Canada, look how pretty: Doesn't the blue make you think of summer? Doesn't Clarissa look just ever-so slightly more mature and… Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Days That End in Y

Canadian, Contests, Events, middle grade, Summer Reads, Words That Start With B

Canada Day News Round-Up

It's Canada Day! I am a proud Canadian, and today I am especially proud of three cool news pieces: Just in time for Canada Day, check out this stellar line-up of Canadian authors, as recommended by Danielle at Bookish Notions, including L.M. Montgomery, Kit Pearson, Kenneth Oppel, and ME! I had to double-check to ensure… Continue reading Canada Day News Round-Up