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Enter our exciting Gordon Korman contest!

 You know I’m a huge Gordon Korman fan. That’s because, ever since he wrote his first, award-winning book at the age of 12 (that is not a typo), he’s penned some of Canada’s best loved children’s books. Now, I’m excited to announce a contest for tickets to see Gordon Korman, live. SEE GORDON KORMAN LIVE AT IFOA You […]

Ji Ga Zo puzzle

Contest! Win a Ji Ga Zo puzzle

What is the best literacy activity you’ve done with your kids to help get them reading? The three top answers will be shared here and will win a Ji Ga Zo puzzle, courtesy of Hasbro and Getting Kids Reading. The contest ends on Saturday, April 2 so get your answer(s) […]


Winner of PictureIt Contest

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest for free PictureIt books. We have a winner! We put all of the names in a (virtual) hat and randomly chose a winner. Congratulations to Maria Butcher, who should be receiving the books right… about… now. Maria mentioned in her comment that […]


Contest: Win free Picture It books

We’ve only had two contest entries so far. And while it’s great that two people have entered (thank you, M and K!)… I ask myself, “why haven’t more people entered?” I figure it could be for two reasons (both of which have to do with the fact that I’m a neophyte at […]


"Picture It" book giveaway

“Picture It” picture book giveaway. Toronto hosted Word on the Street on Sunday. I’m always blown away by the sheer number of people who come out to the one-day festival. There are kids’ literature lovers, fantasy and sci-fi afficiandoes, magazines, alt literature – even Harlequin had a booth. I picked […]