The Cover Wars

The Cover Wars

When rumors of an uprising in Metaltown’s factories hits Bakerstown, sixteen-year-old wannabe reporter Caris knows she’s found the story that will finally prove her worth to the Journal. “Burned Away” is a standalone story set in the world of Metaltown. Janet: The cover doesn’t excite, and the back copy is aimed at readers of Metaltown. I […]

Goodnight World

Goodnight World

It’s never too early to introduce children to fantastic Aboriginal art, culture and traditions! Goodnight World is a beautiful baby book that’s brimming with colour and life, and is perfect for sharing with the little ones in your life. This beautiful board book is a perfect bedtime read for families with young children. Little ones can […]

Blog Tour: Fish Girl by David Weisner and Donna Jo Napoli

Blog Tour: Fish Girl by David Weisner and Donna Jo Napoli

Hardcover, 192 pages Expected publication: March 7th 2017 by Clarion Books Source: Raincoast Books Fish Girl presents an eerie landscape that blurs the edges between reality and magic. The fish girl lives in an aquarium on a boardwalk with her sea creatures (the octopus in particular) and the self-titled Neptune for company. Visitors to the […]

What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned by Sherman Alexie

What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned by Sherman Alexie

Paperback, 156 pages Published November 12th 2013 by Hanging Loose Press Source: Library Sherman Alexie is better known for his amazing novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian but just as popular among the older set are his poems. I managed to hunt down and read What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned and […]

March: Indigenous Literature: An Introduction

Welcome to March! When we planned out this year’s monthly themes, Indigenous Literature was one of the first (possibly the first) themes we proposed and (vocally and) unanimously agreed upon. The word Indigenous within a Canadian context encompasses First Nations and Inuit and Métis peoples. Indigenous Literature in North America was once almost exclusively written by white settlers, […]

Dog-Eared: February 2017

Dog-Eared: February 2017

“Rise to the occasion. Rise.” Roxanne Gay gave a keynote speech at the Winter Institute last month (January 27-30, 2017). The Children’s Literature Association has announced its unequivocal opposition to the US government’s immigration ban and endorsed the MLA statement on the 2016 disaster of a presidential election. The text can be found on the ChLA website, […]