Merna Foster is a Canadian historian and the force behind a petition to get Canadian women and ethnic minorities onto bank notes (see Canadian Geographic’s interview of her). She is also the creator of heroines.ca, a small but hopefully soon-to-grow website devoted to women in Canadian history.
Two months ago a group of high school students created “All About Those Books,” a reading-centred parody of “All About That Bass.” Reeeeeeeally catchy. You’ve been warned.
I could have sworn I read an identical article half a year ago. Anyway, yet another study has proven what Judi Saltman (who taught the four of us at UBC) said: reading aloud to children makes them more likely to love reading, as well as improving parent-child bonding.
“So the first thing that princess culture does is it gives a girl a world where she, as a female, takes center stage. She is the main character, the lead, with the men providing supporting roles. There is no need for the child playing princess to imagine herself as Henry Potter’s secret twin sister Henrietta to make herself the hero: the princess is already the hero.”
– Liz B.’s article on princess shaming, because Disney is a problem but girls pretending to be princesses isn’t. “Boy” is not the norm.
Refugee children from Syria speak in this report written by the children themselves and translated by adults working for World Vision. We who live in safety and prosperity must not be blind to the children and adults from whom both have been stripped by violence and injustice.
Hardcover, 144 pages Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd Source: Author Clover’s Luck is the first in a new early reader series by Kallie George who is a local author and an alumnus of the MACL program at UBC (that all the Book Warriors graduated from). I have read some of Kallie’s works […]
Kallie George works as an author and editor in Vancouver, Canada, and she holds a master’s in children’s literature from the University of British Columbia. In addition to writing and editing, Kallie is a speaker and leads workshops for aspiring writers. She dreams of one day adopting a fairy horse. Visit her online at kalliegeorge.com. […]
Apparently, when I think covers with a dreamy/whimsical feel, I mean pink-ish covers? Anyway, you all know the drill: join the conversation! Leave us a comment! 🙂 Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our […]
[NOTE: This is a review copy from Tundra Books.] So, I’ve already blogged about how much I loved Dream Boats by Dan Bar-el and one day I will find a reason to rave about A Fish Named Glub, but today I’ll be talking about an extraordinary cow named Audrey. Audrey is one of the residents of […]
The Last Song by Eva Wiseman Published April 2012 by Tundra Books 232 pages Spain had been one of the world’s most tolerant societies for eight hundred years, but that way of life was wiped out by the Inquisition. Isabel’s family feels safe from the terrors, torture, and burnings. After all, her father is a […]
Hardcover, 32 pages Published July 8th 2014 by Tundra Books Source: Publisher Julia, Child is a beautifully composed book focusing on two children with a passion for cooking and a desire to spread their happiness to the adults who go around their lives so glumly. Julia’s experience with French food as a child sets her off on […]
The Swallow by Charis Cotter Published September 2014 by Tundra Books 318 pages Both Polly and Rose feel invisible for very different reasons. Polly is a small part of an ever growing family, as her home continues to shrink and she is forced to share everything, the only respite that she has is hiding out in […]
Hardcover, 256 pages Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends Source: Raincoast Books Fans of Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles will be well acquainted with Levana, the Lunar Queen, the cradle snatcher who is forcing Prince (King?) Kai to marry her to cement the alliance between Lunar and Earth. Fairest is a prequel of sorts that chronicles […]
TTT is by The Broke and the Bookish. At this point, I’m just picking topics at random. So. *props chin on hands* Favourite quotes? Nafiza Ooh Yash, I like this topic. Let’s see. *rubs hands gleefully* And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk […]