Simply intriguing, non-fiction works


How can we encourage children who are able to read but are reluctant to pick up a book.? One way is to offer them information books that combine clear, simple text with a plethora of colourful and intriguing illustrations or photos....

A new, kinder, kind of divorce


In an interview in Alberta Venture magazine, Karen Stewart was asked what would be her “advice to anyone about to divorce”.

Celebrate children's books Nov.2 in Milton


The 11th edition of “I Love to Read” Milton's Book Festival for Children is set for release Sunday, November 2 from12 noon to 4:30 p.m. at Bruce Trail Public School in Milton.With seven authors, illustrators and storytellers plus a pupp...

Classics celebrated and in the making


The 100th anniversary of the publishing of the children’s classic The Wind In the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is being celebrated this season with a new edition illustrated by Robert Ingpen (Palazzo Editions, $19....

The business of family


I don’t know about your household, but ours can get pretty nuts at times. Two parents working, three busy and active kids, a dog that needs attention more than once every couple of days, training, traveling, coaching … OK, my list is po...

Writers that deliver the info


Information books can offer young readers a smorgasbord of delights. Here is a mixed bag of topics well presented.
Frieda Wishinsky and Elizabeth MacLeod give us Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Weird Stuff You Didn’t Know About...

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