Archive for July, 2016

A Year of Borrowed Men, “can teach young children to see the humanity of people at war.”—Youth Services Book Reviews

July 25th, 2016

Rating: 4 Genre:  Historical picture book What did you like about the book? In Germany during World War II, Gerda’s family is given three French prisoners to work with them on their farm. Gerda’s mother is kind to the men, although they are required to sleep in an outbuilding . When a neighbor spies the three prisoners […]

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Interview: Going on an Elephant Journey with Rob Laidlaw Part 2

July 18th, 2016

This is the second part of our interview with Rob Laidlaw, the author of Elephant Journey. Our discussion about the three Toronto Zoo elephants moves into the dangers currently faced by elephants in the wild, the current projects that Zoocheck, Rob’s not-for-profit, is working on, and a sneak preview at Rob’s next book with Pajama […]

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Super Book Boy reviews Next Round by John Spray for Kids’ Book Buzz

July 14th, 2016

This may be the most exciting video we have seen all month. It’s good to know that there is a Super Book Boy out there watching over the most exciting new reads! [youtube][/youtube] Transcription: “Hello everyone, I am Super Book Boy, and today I have a new book for you. This book is called Next […]

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Elephant Journey receives another review from Youth Services Book Review

July 12th, 2016

What did you like about the book? The living conditions for three elephants in a Toronto zoo are inhumane; the elephants’ enclosure is too small and conditions in the winter are too cold. Moved by the elephants’ plight, Canadian citizens campaign to move the elephants to a larger, warmer refuge located in California to live out […]

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Interview: Going on an Elephant Journey with Rob Laidlaw Part 1

July 11th, 2016

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to sit down with Rob Laidlaw, the author of Elephant Journey, when he stopped by our office. He answered some of my questions about the incredible true story of three elephants’ transfer from the Toronto Zoo, and we chatted more about the welfare of animals in captivity […]

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Kirkus calls Good Pirate “So much fun, readers will howl for more.”

July 8th, 2016

A plunderin’, pillagin’ pup takes down some pretty paw-some pirates. Having already proved herself to be saucy, bold, and selfless in her previous adventure (Bad Pirate, 2015), sea pup Augusta Garrick now faces an even bigger challenge. Her father, Capt. Barnacle Garrick, has discovered his booty has been plundered by a pack of mangy sea […]

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