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“The Hypnotists” by Gordon Korman

Ever since he was a teenager and winning awards for his fabulous Macdonald Hall series, Canadian author Gordon Korman has been getting kids reading, and turning them into life-long readers. Korman has a knack for creating likeable, memorable characters, interesting worlds and unique situations. His new The Hypnotists is no exception. Like a playful […]

Gabby poster
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My picture book, Gabby, launches January 2013

I’ve written a picture book called Gabby, which will be in bookstores this January. You can also pre-order it on Amazon here. Gabby is illustrated by the wonderful Jan Dolby and published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Gabby is a smart, quirky little girl with a special reading book. When she accidentally drops it, […]

Winnie the Witch 8 in 1
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Has your kid met Winnie the Witch?

Oh Winnie, how I love thee! Winnie is one of my all-time favourite children’s book characters. She’s a bit edgy, a bit subversive and fairly narcissistic. She’s unorganized, often scatterbrained, resourceful and thoroughly likeable. When she gets an idea she just runs with it. Looking for a birthday gift for her […]

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The best Canadian picture books

Julie Booker is an author, a teacher, a librarian and last but not least, the mom of twin toddlers. All this to say, she knows her picture books! Her Canadian summer picture book reading list was recently published here on 49th Shelf, an awesome Canadian book website. Below is her list […]