Simply intriguing, non-fiction works

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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