Don’t Stand So Close To Me

Thanks to the pandemic, contemporary fiction writers face a new challenge: what will the world be like when/if my book gets published two or three years from now? As I write my current work-in-progress, people are wearing masks and not gathering in large groups. Will that be the case when my book finally comes out? […]

I Read Canadian Day 2021

Tomorrow’s the big day! Let’s get everyone reading Canadian for at least 15 minutes. Need motivation for you or your classroom? Premier Justin Trudeau will give a special message in both English and French on Bibliovideo’s YouTube channel. Bibliovideo will also host a virtual video series called I Write Canadian, featuring Canadian writers for young […]

Broken Strings

Title: Broken Strings Author: Eric Walters & Kathy Kacer Publisher: Puffing Canada Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-0-7352-6624-7 In my last post of the decade (!) I want to do a quick shout out to a great 2019 title by two Canadian kid-lit super powers. Broken Strings is a Holocaust lesson wrapped up in a story about […]

Under Pressure

Title: Under Pressure:The Science of Stress Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi Publisher: Kids Can Press Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-1-5253-0007-3 I usually limit my reviews to middle grade fiction. But I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately, partly in preparation for the release of my non-fiction title on gene editing next year. Under Pressure caught […]

Mya’s Strategy to Save the World

Title:¬†Mya’s Strategy to Save the World Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi Publisher: Puffin Canada Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-0735265257 I bought this book because I’m a big fan of Tanya Lloyd Kyi and because I thought it might be a Authors for Earth Day Eco-Book of the Month selection. It turns out I was right about […]

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