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As Seen on CTV Your Morning: Start a Series

The best way to keep kids hooked on reading is to find them a series that will have them asking for more. Here are ten series by Canadian authors to keep your kids reading all summer long! Watch the segment here, or read on for the full list! Ages 5-9 Scaredy Squirrel is a familiar… Continue reading As Seen on CTV Your Morning: Start a Series

Books for Everyone, Canadian, Contests, friendship stories, Funny Books, Good Books for Boys, Historical Fiction, middle grade, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Realistic contemporary, WWII, YA

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Under-sung Series

Nothing breaks my heart more than a truly outstanding series that for whatever reason does not achieve the success it deserves. As a busy reader and writer, I rarely get to sequels or subsequent books in a series. When I do, I know the series is a winner. And so I present to you ten… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Under-sung Series

Animal Stories, Fantasy, Good Books for Boys, Magic, middle grade, Mystery

Paradise for Bookish Kids: The Unwanteds

Kirkus reviews claims this series is "The Hunger Games Meets Harry Potter," which is music to many readers (not to mention publisher's) ears. A little more HP than HG, this was a cozy, delightful first novel in a series that brought me right back to my own middle grade years. Also, can we talk about… Continue reading Paradise for Bookish Kids: The Unwanteds