Canadian, Graphic Novel, Personal Faves, picture book, Spectacular Illustrations, Spring

The Art of Noticing: Sidewalk Flowers Review

As a kid I used to pick Dandelions, purple clover and Queen Anne's Lace and bring them home to be put in a vase and displayed on the kitchen table. I did not understand the difference between a weed and a flower. It's all a matter of perspective; one person's weed is another person's flower.… Continue reading The Art of Noticing: Sidewalk Flowers Review

Bullying, Canadian, Cross over, Events, middle grade, picture book, poetry, Realistic contemporary, Spectacular Illustrations, Uncategorized, YA

Melancholic Perfection: Jane, The Fox and Me Review

At this point Jane, The Fox & Me has collected so many accolades that I am just one more voice in the choir. The story of a girl who feels bullied and so retreats into the world of Jane Eyre only to be enchanted by a fox appeals to me in all possible ways. I… Continue reading Melancholic Perfection: Jane, The Fox and Me Review

Canadian, middle grade, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story

A Recipe for Success: One Year in Coal Harbor Review

I did a happy dance when I first heard that Polly Horvath's latest novel was a companion to Everything on a Waffle, one of my favourite middle grade reads. I discovered it while completing my masters in children's literature and it was a favourite hand-selling pick of mine at the late, beloved Flying Dragon Bookshop.… Continue reading A Recipe for Success: One Year in Coal Harbor Review