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A Ball For Daisy
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Newbery, Caldecott winners announced

The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media book awards are huge. You can be sure that the books they select are the best-of-the-best. In other words, great choices to add to your child’s collection. This year, the Newbery Medal went to Dead End In Norvelt, by Jack Gantos. Read more […]

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For the love of books

This is the video that’s recently gone viral. If you (and your kid) haven’t seen it, you must – it’s lovely. One-minute and 52 seconds of delightful, stop-motion, book-adoration. Visited the bookstore “Type” in Toronto this morning and got the back-story: Apparently a couple of filmmakers (Sean Ohlenkamp for one) […]

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Why your kid needs a bookshelf

My bookshelf and my books have been held captive in my attic for eight years. Last week I hired a professional organizer. Long-story short, my bookshelf is now where it belongs – in my home-office, with all of my favourite books on it. There’s the Pelican Shakespeare, with the tissue paper leaves; The […]