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Middle Grade Monday: The Fourteenth Goldfish

This is one of those deceiving middle grade novels that seems straight forward and charming but is so deeply layered that the minute you try to examine it you are left with the conclusion that Jenni Holm is a genius and mere mortals should not try to dissect her work. Ellie does not know what… Continue reading Middle Grade Monday: The Fourteenth Goldfish

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Three New LOVE Reviews

I have been feeling the LOVE online this week. Check out these three great reviews... "Like Words That Start With B, Love is a Four-Letter Word continues to provide on honest outlook of a pre-teen figuring out her relationships and the world around her." CM Magazine "Vikki VanSickle has written a witty and fun book that… Continue reading Three New LOVE Reviews

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Can you feel the LOVE?

It's been a great first month for Love is a Four-Letter Word! Here's a sampling of what people are saying: Check out this fab review from Fabbity Fab Book Reviews. Michelle is a well-read and articulate reviewer, and I am pleased as punch to receive such praise! It's pretty thrilling to be mentioned in the… Continue reading Can you feel the LOVE?

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I Love Teachers, Teachers Love B Words!

This post is subtitled, To Sir, With Love. Cue Lulu now... Words That Start With B got an excellent review in Professionally Speaking: The Magazine for the Ontario College of Teachers. You can check it out here. A good review is always welcome, but this one means a lot to me. This one comes from the… Continue reading I Love Teachers, Teachers Love B Words!

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Keep Toronto Reading…B Words!

The Toronto Public Library's Keep Toronto Reading Program is running for the month of April and is full of great events, workshops, and other forms of of bookish celebrations. The public is encouraged to introduce some of their favourite books to the online community, resulting in all sorts of viral fun. Add your review to one… Continue reading Keep Toronto Reading…B Words!

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B is for Blogs

Words That Start With B has been getting some blog love lately! Rob Ford may be the new mayor of Toronto*, but I am still finding reasons to smile. Here are three: A few weeks back, I did this interview with the lovely and charming Rachelle Delaney, author of the award-winning The Ship of Lost Souls and… Continue reading B is for Blogs

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Putting the “B” in CBC

This has been an excellent week for press. First of all, I had the pleasure of taping a segment for CBC radio alongside Kevin Sylvester and Kenneth Oppel, moderated by Mary Ito. Don't miss this stimulating discussion on the writing process and all things children's literature. The segment will air on CBC radio's Fresh Air this Sunday, October… Continue reading Putting the “B” in CBC

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B is for Brigantine Room… is not so much for Quill and Quire, but I am excited about that, too, despite the lack of an appropriate B word. October is shaping up to be pretty spectacular, starting with the October issue of Quill and Quire, Canada's magazine of book news and reviews. On page 37 is a great review… Continue reading B is for Brigantine Room…