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Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
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Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

I’m not so sure it’s a great book… but I can’t seem to put it down. Halo hits all the right buttons for today’s modern tween girl: the main characters are supernatural (angels); there’s a romance; cute and enigmatic boy characters; a spunky yet conflicted girl protagonist. Synopsis Halo tells the […]

Newest Twilight book – free
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Newest Twilight book – free

the short second life of bree tanner – by Stephenie Meyer It’s hot off the press and today until July 5 it’s available free online here. The book is a novella, only 178 pages, and its protagonist is one of the minor characters from Meyer’s earlier novel, Eclipse. Bree Tanner […]

Profile: Girl, 7, tomboy likes nature, video games
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Profile: Girl, 7, tomboy likes nature, video games

When you’re trying to choose books for your own child, it’s really useful to ask kids with similar interests what they like. Chances are, there’ll be some cross-over. But it’s kind of hard to find just the right kid. So we’ve got a series of Profiles (click on Reading Profiles […]

Profile: Girl, 8, likes skiing and horses
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Profile: Girl, 8, likes skiing and horses

Quite a charmer. Here is a girl I know quite well. She’s a fun-loving, easygoing girl who has a twin brother (with a very different, albeit nonetheless charming disposition). If you know a girl like her, check out this girl’s favourite books and maybe your girl would like them, too. […]

New Twilight book
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New Twilight book

Here’s something exciting to tell your teenaged daughter. There’s going to be a new Twilight book out soon.June 5, to be precise. Here’s the title (deep breath): The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella. Author Stephenie Meyer is calling it a novella, although it’s 192 pages long. […]

Alice now and then
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Alice now and then

Do cheer up, Alice dear! This is the first Alice in Wonderland – the namesake. It’s Alice Liddell, one of three girls to whom Lewis Carroll told the original story of Alice Through the Looking Glass. They urged him to write it down, and the rest is history. The Globe […]

Finger Puppet Book Bags
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Finger Puppet Book Bags

A little gem from the literacy conference. It’s a knitted book bag, with finger puppets that adhere with snaps to the bag. A knitted string lets the child hang it around her neck and take it anywhere. Each bag has a theme. For instance, the Ocean bag has a handpainted […]

Profile: Girl, 7, likes art, spaghetti
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Profile: Girl, 7, likes art, spaghetti

Playing in the snow. Here’s a girl who’s 7, and likes art, ballet and spaghetti. She also loves books. Maybe you know someone similar, who would like the same books she does. PROFILEFemale, age 7, Canadian, loves reading DESCRIBE YOURSELFSmart, creative LIKESArt, Disney World, spaghetti, ballet, soccer, horses and playing […]

Profile: Girl, 8, likes nature, poetry, art
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Profile: Girl, 8, likes nature, poetry, art

Pippi meets Wednesday. Here we have a likeable, creative, nature-loving and artistic eight-year-old girl. She’s a little bit Pippi Longstocking and a little bit Wednesday Adams. Sound like someone you know? If so, she might enjoy the same books this girl enjoys. PROFILEFemale, age 8 (almost 9), Canadian, enjoys reading […]

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Boys don’t like school

Send the message, “I want to hear the story you want to tell.” OK, here are some final highlights from the Leonard Sax seminar: 1) Many more girls than boys graduate from university. This is true for Canada, the UK, and the US. Sax says boys have given up on […]