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Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom
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 […]

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, […]

Books to read before the movies come out
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Books to read before the movies come out

Buzzfeed has produced a terrific list of books to read this year before their corresponding movies come out. I’m a huge proponent of movies based on books because I think it helps to get kids reading. I call them “book extensions.” There are many other “book extensions,” including video games, websites […]

Gordon Korman
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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 […]