What I Read – September 2017

(My dad felt that my summer reading level had dropped off so I have done my best to boost my numbers this September. However, please keep your expectations low for October.) The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina - Kara LaReau (Amulet Books, 2017) The Good People - Hannah Kent (Little, Brown,… Continue reading What I Read – September 2017

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Book Review: The Wonderlings by Mira Bartok

I didn't finish reading this book. A few short chapters in, I realized that I was most definitely not the target audience and I simply wasn't being grabbed by what was happening on the page. That said, I do feel like I can recommend it because Karissa ages 8 - 12 would have loved this… Continue reading Book Review: The Wonderlings by Mira Bartok

Reading with Pearl: Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis

I shared my love for Carson Ellis' picture books back in July (here) but since she has since come out with a new children's book, I thought I'd talk about her again. Du Iz Tak is a creative and unique story, beautifully illustrated in Ellis' distinctive style. What really sets this little story apart though… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis

Reading with Pearl: A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston

I love just about everything from Oliver Jeffers that I've gotten my hands on. (The Day the Crayons Quit is probably my favourite.) His illustrations are unique and his stories are fun and whimsical and often hilarious. His most recent book, a collaboration with the artist Sam Winston doesn't disappoint. While A Child of Books… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston

Reading with Pearl: Home by Carson Ellis

Pearl's favourite books are the ones with the stock photos of babies. You know the ones, generic babies of various ethnicities doing generic baby things like taking baths and wearing hats. She loves them and coos over those babies like she's looking at herself. (Which I guess is the point.) I, on the other hand,… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Home by Carson Ellis