Author: Joyce Grant

Great books Reluctant readers

Images + Text Blurbs = Reading

Interesting images paired with small, explanatory bits of text. That’s a winning combination for many reluctant readers. It’s the secret behind books like the Guinness Book of Records, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Klutz books–and so on. Innovation Nation takes a look at 50 great Canadian inventions. The book was created […]

"Acclaimed architect influenced by his Indigenous heritage & European Expressionism. Douglas Cardinal." - Twitter feed of Evan Munday, @idontlikemunday
On the Internet

#365 Canadians on Twitter @idontlikemunday

Canadian illustrator (and author) Evan Munday has a great project going on Twitter, and it might get your kid interested in reading about interesting Canadians. Every day in 2017 (Canada’s 150th anniversary), he’s posting an illustration of a “famous Canadian you don’t know.” Each one features a short (well, Twitter-length […]

Games

You need this game, PDQ!

The aptly named Pretty Darn Quick word Game, PDQ, is easy to learn and will help to get your kid reading. It’s really just a bunch of letter cards, but the true genius of the game lies in the fun, fast and flexible rules. How to play You deal out […]