Animal Stories, Books for Everyone, Canadian, Classics, Early Chapter Books, Fairytales, Fantasy, middle grade, Personal Faves

Middle Grade Monday: The Enchanted Egg

  I tend to recommend middle grade that falls in the 11-13 range, or "upper middle grade." It's a bit more  issue-driven and appropriate for kids with a certain emotional maturity. For a great discussion of what this age group encompasses, check out the re-cap of the Middle School is Hell panel  featuring Mariko Tamaki, Kate… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday: The Enchanted Egg

Canadian, Fairytales, picture book, Readalouds, Spectacular Illustrations

Double the Tails, Double the Fun:The Melancholic Mermaid

I am so excited to introduce you to this marvelous new picture book written by a dear and talented friend of mine. At it's heart, The Melancholic Mermaid is about two children who feel outcast due to physical abnormalities coming to terms with themselves through an unlikely and touching friendship. It is also funny, magical,… Continue reading Double the Tails, Double the Fun:The Melancholic Mermaid