Canadian, Classics, Cross over, Fairytales, Ghost story, Gothic, middle grade, Mystery, Personal Faves, Spectacular Illustrations, YA

Feeling Halloweenish: 4 Spooky Books

It's my favourite time of year! Pumpkins, black cats everywhere, clever costumes, and amazing ghost stories. What's not to love about Halloween? Here is a round-up of some spooky, atmospheric and down-right terrifying books perfect for those of us who wait all year for October: The Swallow by Charis Cotter If you've read Summer Days,… Continue reading Feeling Halloweenish: 4 Spooky Books

Award Winners, picture book, poetry

A Touch of Red for a Winter’s Day

A few weeks ago, while alphabetizing the poetry section at the store, I came across Red Sings fromĀ Treetops, a most extraordinary work of picture book art. Pamela Zagarenskiā€™s art is vibrant and surprising. She has a playful, very European style. Every time I open the book, something new pops out at me in the illustrations.… Continue reading A Touch of Red for a Winter’s Day