Canadian, Good Books for Boys, middle grade, multicultural cast, Mystery, Speculative Fiction/Sci-Fi, Uncategorized

Middle Grade Monday: MiNRs

Kevin Sylvester can do no wrong- illustrator, writer, podcaster, frequent host of Kid's Lit Quiz - he is an all-around children's literature champion, particularly in Canada. I'm always delighted by the twists his career takes, which may be unexpected but are always genuine, kid-friendly and fun. Christopher is proud to be part of a mining… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday: MiNRs

Canadian, picture book

She Shoots, She Scores: Splinters

It seems every season each Canadian publisher has something hockey-related to offer. Most of these books fall under non-fiction or boy-friendly middle grade. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the number of hockey books for kids that are published in Canada. But a Cinderella story featuring a disadvantaged hockey phenom? That is different. The Cinderella… Continue reading She Shoots, She Scores: Splinters

Canadian, Censorship, Events, Words That Start With B

A Whirlwind of a Week

What a week! I've been run off my feet doing this and that and have had very little reading time, let alone writing time. However, a few things have happened this week that I wanted to share. On Robert Munsch... The beloved storyteller and author went public recently about his struggles with manic depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder,… Continue reading A Whirlwind of a Week