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A Good Trade reviewed by author Andrea Mack

February 28th, 2014

“This book is a good example of how spare language and imagery can highlight social issues in a way that young children can understand. I’d read this book again to study how the author uses words to create compelling images. The illustrations evoke a strong sense of atmosphere, as well as providing more to think […]

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CanLit for LittleCanadians reviews Deborah Ellis’ Moon at Nine

February 20th, 2014

“…Deborah Ellis is Canada’s most modest and accomplished author of social justice stories for young people, and Moon at Nine can be added to that auspicious collection.  Based on a true story, the girls’ relationship in Moon at Nine is personal and precious but never explicit, unlike the merciless response of others to it.  Prohibited […]

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Picture Book Palooza reviews Community Soup for Storytime

January 3rd, 2014

“The story is fun and lively, but the art draws you in to look closer and see what may be – that lea[f], hmm, it looks like a silk leaf.  The ground and dirt look like real ground or dirt, the trees look like they have been scratched in to plaster.  The painted faces of […]

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Bookish Notions connects with the past through Namesake

September 17th, 2013

“…Namesake by Sue MacLeod (Pajama Press) is one of those rare time-travel books that doesn’t fall into the common pit-falls associated the time-travel genre. MacLeod manages to weave together these two very different stories, one from the present and one from the 16th century, without the story being bogged down by questionable logistics. The “portal”, […]

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Orphans in Childrens’ Literature review of Last Airlift

June 11th, 2013

“Last Airlift is a great addition to the classroom library because it is non-fiction, which I would promote as much as possible.  The story provides integration with history as it will provoke discussion of the Vietnam War.” Click here to read the full review. -Leslie Mayer

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Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers recommends Emily For Real

June 10th, 2013

“This is not the story of what once was, what could have been and what will be with wishes becoming horses and the less fortunate riding.  This is a story of the crud that life can deal us and how our story is not written by its appearance but by our reaction to it.  The […]

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CanLit for LittleCanadians reviews Namesake

May 14th, 2013

“While Namesake may be initially seen as a standard time-slip novel, with a contemporary character going back in time to learn something which she could apply to her own life, the book goes beyond this… I am especially pleased by the direction the author takes Jane’s time slip, allowing for the two young women, just […]

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For Those Who Know reviews Nix Minus One

February 19th, 2013

“Beautiful verse, weirdly romantic, fantastic setting in Maritime Canada, violent, redemptive, sad, uplifting. I really loved this. I especially love the brilliantly simple cover and the woodworking motif that permeates the book. The cover is TEXTURED! Check it out!” Click here to read the full post.

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