Great books

Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I love superhero books. They’re a great substitute for comics, which kids love but which can be a bit too mature for some really young kids. Here’s a wonderful book. It’s about a kid whose superpowers are in jeopardy when his parents make […]


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 […]

Great books

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

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) […]