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Authors for Indies Day May 2, 2015
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Authors for Indies Day May 2, 2015

There are some HUGE reading events going on throughout Canada and the U.S. today. Authors for Indies Day More than 600 Canadian authors will be selling books and giving recommendations at independent bookstores. Check the website to find one near you. I’ll be at Book City at Yonge and St. Clair […]

Four picture books to get your kid reading
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Four picture books to get your kid reading

I sometimes ask publishers to send me specific books that I think will “get kids reading.” Here are a few books I think will hook kids into reading and keep them reading. I’ve included links to each author and illustrator’s website. Author websites can be a great for additional information, resources, […]

Taboo Buzz’d will get ’em reading
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Taboo Buzz’d will get ’em reading

Here’s a really fun game that will get your kids reading, and they won’t even knowing they’re practising their reading. Best of all, this game is electronic, which will make kids like it even more. Taboo is a popular board game–Taboo Buzz’d is an electronic version of it. You have to get your partner(s) […]

The Iron Trial perfect for Potter fans
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The Iron Trial perfect for Potter fans

If your kids loved Harry Potter, they’ll enjoy The Iron Trial, by heavy-hitting YA authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. If those names sound familiar, they should—Clare wrote the best-selling Mortal Instruments series for young adults and Black is co-creator of the popular Spiderwick Chronicles. The Iron Trial is the first […]