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The King of Jam Sandwiches

Eric Walters’ Governor General award winning book, The King of Jam Sandwiches, captured me from the first page to the last. I do yoga on a regular basis so I’m aware usually aware of my breath. But it wasn’t until I took the odd break from reading this heart-breaking middle grade novel that I realized […]

Alice Fleck’s Recipes for Disaster

I wanted to read this book the moment I saw the cover. I love to cook and bake and occasionally indulge in reality TV shows about people doing both. (The Great Canadian Baking Show and its model, The Great British Baking Show, are my favourites.) Alice Fleck’s Recipes for Disaster wasn’t exactly what I expected–let’s […]

The Shape of Thunder

I really didn’t think Jasmine Warga could top Other Words for Home. I’m happy to say I was wrong. The Shape of Thunder is a brave book that tackles gun violence and believing in the impossible. The story is told in alternating points of view from two best friends, Cora and Quinn. It starts almost […]

We Dream of Space

Reading We Dream of Space during what some have called the “billionaire space race” provided an interesting perspective. My son and I have different opinions about the battle between Jeff Bazos and Richard Branson (and Elon Musk). Even though my son’s very passionate about space travel, it’s hard for me to accept that it’s a […]

Orca Footprints

For this post I’m doing something different. I’m reviewing two middle grade nonfiction books from the Orca Footprints series. Why? Mostly because it’s been months since I did a review. But also because I want to share some more good news: I just signed a contract to write a book for this series that will […]

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